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How to Update Software

Instructions for manually updating software on Nintendo Switch.

Additional Information:

  • When the Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet, if a software update is available you will be prompted to download it upon starting the game or application.
  • Software updates can be automatically downloaded and installed by enabling this option within "System Settings" > "System" > "Automatic Software Updates".

Complete These Steps:

  1. Ensure the Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.
  2. From the HOME Menu, select the icon for the software you wish to update without starting the game or application.
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  3. Press the + Button or - Button, then select "Software Update" > "Via the Internet".
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