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Error Message: "Unable to find the console that will send save data".


  • The save data transfer to a nearby Nintendo Switch console cannot be completed.
  • The following error message is displayed: “Unable to find the console that will send save data”.

What to Do:

  1. Ensure both consoles are connected to the internet.
  2. Verify that both consoles have the latest system update installed.
  3. Verify that the same Nintendo Account is linked to a user on each console.
  4. Ensure both consoles are near each other.

Possible Solutions:

  • Troubleshoot for wireless interference.
  • Connect the source and target consoles to a different access point.