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How to Insert/Remove microSD Cards

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

Additional Information:

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

Complete These Steps:


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

  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 until it clicks into place.

To remove a microSD card:

Gently push in the microSD card until you hear a click, then slide it out of the microSD card slot.