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How to Back Up Save Data

Description:

Instructions for backing up save data from a Nintendo Switch console to the server.

Important:

A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use Save Data Cloud.

Additional Information:

  • When you become a Nintendo Switch Online member, automatic backup will be enabled for all compatible software. This setting can be adjusted for each software and user.
  • Save data files can also be manually backed up from the game's software menu or from System Settings.
  • Save data is unique to each user and is not transferable between users.

Complete These Steps:

  • To back up save data from the Options menu:
    1. Open the game's Options menu and select "Save Data Cloud".
    2. Select the desired user, then select "Back Up Save Data".
  • To back up save data from within System Settings:
    1. From the HOME Menu, select "System Settings" > "Data Management" > "Save Data Cloud".
    2. Select the desired user. Tap the software to back up, then select "Back Up Save Data".