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The Nintendo Switch firmware has been updated to version 11.0.0

Updates to the Nintendo Switch firmware have been coming in on a near-monthly basis. However, the last major update had been released back in April. Since then, Nintendo‘s firmware updates have been small ones that fix bugs and/or make “general system stability improvements”. As of tonight, that has changed.

Nintendo has released a major update to the Nintendo Switch firmware, bringing it to version 11.0.0. This update adds Nintendo Switch Online to the HOME Menu, a Trending area for the User Page, and much more. Official patch notes have been released for the update, so we’ve included them for you in full down below.

Nintendo Switch Online was added to the HOME Menu.

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.



  1. So they now allow you to directly connect your Switch to a PC to save/transfer album data?

    Not a bad start, though let me know when they allow you to copy Splatoon 2 data or other data as a backup since their own cloud service won’t- then I’ll be impressed.

  2. This is probbaly the most interesting switch update we got this year, and the first year we never got a general update, unless theirs a surprise for december which I doubt.

  3. The image/video sharing is INCREDIBLY helpful for someone like myself who doesn’t like to use Twitter or Facebook AT ALL. I can now send my images to my phone or my computer WITHOUT having to turn off my Switch, and move the microSD Card to my laptop.

  4. FOLDERS…… Nintendo, FOLDERS!!!

    also, the ability to play media stored on your SD card would be cool….. (music, movies, photos)
    and a browser because …..if it has a display and can connect to the internet…..your product should have a browser even smartwatches have a browser. …..but seriously FOLDERS

    1. Yeah, it would be a lot nicer if they did since the Nintendo Switch doesn’t have any music in the home menu unlike the previous platforms they have. Maybe they will include the music this time in the home menu on there next machine.

  5. This update seems very interesting to my liking. This is not a bad update after all. I already have a USB drive with the SD card included with it witch i have it long ago since the 3DS era. And the online trending area looks really neat as well.

  6. “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).”
    Won’t this just kill the option to share games with family members? They have to play on your account, now the other Switch will just download the save data automatically?

    1. Just disable the cloud save on that console or use a different save file (if the game has that option of course)

      1. Sure, but that’s now an extra step. No biggie I guess anyway, the sharing thing wasn’t great to begin with.

  7. Still no gifting in the eShop? Imagine walking into a shop where you cant buy and item as a gift…. (gotta love DRM)

  8. For us, Brazilians, this is surely the most important update we’ve had before one schedule for December 7th, which will allow us to use the Brazilian eshop straight from the console itself. Yeah, we couldn’t do that! LOL

      1. Thanks, Felix! Next huge step for us is having Nintendo games at least subtitled in our language.

  9. This update ruined my switch, it has no sound in portable mode anymore. Had to factory reset and lost all my data in pokemon and it didn’t fix the issue. So mad at nintendo right now!

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