Installing the Batteries
Important Note: If you would like to use rechargeable batteries, the only type of battery
recommended are Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. When it comes
to using rechargeable batteries, you must follow manufacturer
guidelines for safety and proper usage. Failure to do so could
cause damage to the Wii Remote and void the warranty.
- Remove the battery cover on the back of the Wii Remote and insert two
AA batteries, using the plus (+) and minus (-) guides in the Wii Remote's
battery compartment to insert the batteries in the proper direction.
- Be sure to insert the minus (-) end first when inserting new
batteries, and remove the plus (+) end first when replacing the
- Replace the battery cover.Go to the Next Step (Wearing the Wrist Strap) >
Wearing the Wrist Strap
- Place your hand through the wrist strap and hold the remote firmly in your hand.
- Slide the strap lock towards your wrist so that the strap will not
fall off. Do not over tighten the strap lock so that
it's uncomfortable. It should be tight enough to hold the wrist strap
Go to the Next Step (Syncing the Wii Remote with the Wii Console) >
Synchronizing the Wii Remote with the Wii Console
Synchronizing the Wii Remote to a Wii console allows the
Wii Remote to communicate with the console. The Wii Remote
included with your system should already be synchronized
to your console. However, all additional Wii Remotes you
use with your system also need to be synced in order to function
There are two different modes of synchronizing (syncing):
- STANDARD MODE -
The Standard Mode procedure is used when adding additional Wii Remotes
to your system or if you want to re-synchronize your original Wii
Remote. Once synchronized, the Wii Remote will stay synced to the
console unless you overwrite the settings by syncing the remote to a
different console. For instructions on Standard Mode syncing, please click here.
- ONE TIME MODE - This mode allows
you to temporarily use your remote on a Wii console other
than your own, or to use a friend's remote on your console.
It can also be used to change the order of the Wii Remotes,
without the need to turn off the Wii console. One Time Mode
does not delete the Standard Mode setting stored in the Wii
Remote. In this mode, the Wii Remote will only communicate
with the Wii console while the power is on. When the power
is turned off, the Wii Remote will lose its sync with the
Wii Console. For instructions on One Time Mode setup, please click
Only a Wii Remote in Standard Mode can turn the Wii console power ON or OFF.