Switch updated to Version 11.0.0, includes new screenshot/video sharing features, icons, and more

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The Switch has been updated to Version 11.0.0. Check out the full rundown of what's include in the patch notes below, along with a few video tours.

Nintendo Switch Online was added to the HOME Menu.

Access all Nintendo Switch Online services, from getting the latest information to checking your membership status.
*This feature is not available in some countries/regions.

A new feature that automatically downloads backed up save data was added to the Save Data Cloud.

When using software with the same Nintendo Account linked to multiple systems, save data backed up from one console will automatically be downloaded to your other system(s).

*To use this feature, it must be enabled under System Settings > Data Management > Save Data Cloud.
*Save data will not be downloaded automatically unless save data for that software exists on the console. The first time only, users must download the save data manually.
*A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the Save Data Cloud service.

A new Trending feature was added to the User Page.

Users can check what software their friends are playing or have started playing recently.

Information will not be displayed for friends who have their online status set to display to no one.

Users can now transfer screenshots and videos from Album to their smart devices.

Users can wirelessly connect their smart devices to Nintendo Switch to transfer the screenshots and videos saved within their Album.

For screenshots, users can transfer a maximum of 10 screenshots and 1 video capture at once.

*To connect, users must use their smart device to scan the QR Code displayed on the Nintendo Switch screen.
For more information, please refer to the Nintendo Support website.
*“QR Code” is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

A new Copy to a Computer via USB Connection feature was added under System Settings > Data Management > Manage Screenshots and Videos.

Users can use a USB cable to connect Nintendo Switch to their computers to copy the screenshots and videos saved under Album.

* A USB charging cable [model HAC-010] or a USB-IF certified USB cable that supports data transfer is required to connect to a computer.
For more information, please refer to the Nintendo Support website.
* Connection via the Nintendo Switch dock is not supported. Please connect the Nintendo Switch system directly to the computer.

Users can now select what download to prioritize when there are multiple downloads in progress.

When there are multiple software, update data, or downloadable content downloads in progress, users can now select which they want to download first.

You can set this under Download Options by selecting the icon for the software you want to download first on the HOME Menu.
User icons were added.

12 user icons that commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series were added.
Users can now name preset button mappings with the Change Button Mapping feature.

Brazilian Portuguese was added as a supported language.

When users set their region to the Americas and their language to Português, the language used on the HOME Menu and in certain software will be displayed in Brazilian Portuguese.

Several issues were fixed, and usability and stability were improved.

Categories: Top Stories, Consoles
Tags: switch


Sharing screenshots to mobile is great for quickly sending to things like Discord, but wow that implementation is awful. You have to scan a QR code twice every time you want to do it. I think sharing to Twitter will still be quicker.

Mon Nov 30 20 08:40pm
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Yeah I got so excited for that feature but the execution leaves a LOT to be desired but then again this is Nintendo we're talking about the same company that reinstated friend codes as well as had multiple hardware updates yet we still have basic features like a messaging system, an invite system that actually works, folders, and themes missing almost 4 years into the consoles life...

Agreed. Nice that I can finally just plug my Switch directly into a computer and copy off media too.

There are some pretty good updates here, but

usability and stability were improved

Now that's the good stuff

Mon Nov 30 20 08:59pm
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These are the updates I live for.

This firmware update needs far more general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

You mean like the 3DS is still having?

Meanwhile, that USB switch thing surprises me. I wonder if that would make it possible to copy the backup data of the games...

lol That Switch Online app felt unneccessary

Silly to for me so eager to want this but still no way to download any icon pics rather than wait for system updates for them to add more icons

That's as much of an update they've done in the service itself in quite a while. I do wonder if it was also to show investors like. "hey we're doing this internet thing, is spotlighted on our console. Online. Yay!?"

The sluggish way it's been trying to add value is lackluster and I can't tell how they can make it look more appealing considering at this point it just feels like a feature they need to have there. Moreso than one that one can expect to improve much more.

I don’t know if a firmware update added this or if it’s implemented at a per-game basis, but taking video of Hyrule Warriors AoC stamps an ugly copyright statement at the bottom of the video.

I'm hoping that's a per-game penalty, since I've heard that games on other platforms do that, too.

Users can use a USB cable to connect Nintendo Switch to their computers to copy the screenshots and videos saved under Album.

Tbh I was hoping for this. Not quite ideal - I'd prefer to just share over WiFi - but a lot better than having to manually link my twitter account with the Switch.

Didn’t the “New” 3DS support wireless file transfer? Because you had to unscrew the case to get at the MicroSD card. Why can’t the Switch!!

The only thing I care for are folders and they're still not a thing.

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