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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


On December 1, Nintendo released system version 11.0.0 of the Nintendo Switch.

What's notable about this update is that, to put it crudely, it's now easier to copy screenshots and videos to external devices.

Until now, if you wanted to take screenshots and videos out of the Switch, you had to go to the Home button > [Album] and select an image and post it to Facebook or Twitter by clicking [Post], or save it to a microSD card and then take it out of the Switch and load it into a PC or smartphone, which was a roundabout process.

For one thing, you can now wirelessly connect the switch and your smartphone and send them directly. Specifically, go to [Album] > Select a screenshot or video capture > Select [Sharing and Editing] (previously "Post and Edit") > Select [Send to Smartphone]. Then scan the QR code displayed on the screen with your smartphone's camera and other functions to connect to the switch. Then follow the steps in the official guide.

It is now also possible to copy screenshots and videos from the album to your PC by connecting the Switch to your PC with a USB cable. Basically, it is a function that can be used on Windows PCs, but it "may" be used in other environments (such as Mac OS that does not support MTP) if you install MTP-compatible software (no guarantee of operation). For more information on how to do so, see here.

The other highlight is the addition of the "Save Data Cloud" feature, which automatically downloads backed up save data.

If you have multiple consoles linked to the same Nintendo Account, save data backed up from one console will now be automatically downloaded to the other consoles. Previously, you had to manually download and then overwrite the copy, it is a feature that makes you wonder why it wasn't there before, rather than feeling happy.

There are also several itchy updates, such as the ability to choose what you want to download first when there are multiple download targets (important when you want to download smaller games first and larger ones later) and the ability to name preset button mappings with the Change Button Mapping feature.

Source: Nintendo Switch support


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.