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How to Insert/Remove microSD Cards

Step by step instructions on inserting or removing a microSD card on the the console in the Nintendo Switch family.

Additional Information:

For information about supported microSD cards on Nintendo Switch, click here.

Important:

Before inserting or removing a microSD card from Nintendo Switch, always power off the console by holding down the POWER Button for at least three seconds, then select "Power Options" > "Turn Off".

Complete These Steps

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  1. Gently swing the stand open on the back of the console to show the microSD card slot.

To insert a microSD card.

Ensure the microSD card is properly positioned with the label facing away from the console. Then insert it into the microSD card slot and gently push down until it clicks into place.

To remove a microSD card.

Gently push down on the top of the microSD Card until you hear a click, then slide it out of the microSD card slot.

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  1. Gently open the microSD card slot cover.

To insert a microSD card.

Ensure the microSD card is properly positioned with the label facing away from the console. Insert it into the microSD card slot and gently push down until it clicks into place, then close the slot cover.

To remove a microSD card.

Gently push down on the top of the microSD Card until you hear a click, then slide it out of the microSD card slot.