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How to Use Zoom

Instructions on how to use the zoom feature on Nintendo Switch.

Important:

To use the zoom feature, it must first be enabled within System Settings.

Additional Information:

  • Some game modes, such as VR mode, do not support the zoom feature.
  • If a screenshot is taken while in zoom mode, the standard, non-zoomed view will be saved rather than the zoomed-in view.

Complete These Steps:

To enable this feature,

  1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings” > “System” > “Zoom”.
    • When zoom is enabled, "On" will be displayed.
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  2. Once this feature is enabled, while in a system menu or in a game, press the HOME Button twice to access zoom mode.
  3. Use the X or Y Buttons to zoom in and out, or use your fingers to zoom in and out.

    While in zoom mode,

    • You can lock the zoom level by pressing the HOME Button once.
    • To unlock and adjust the zoom level, press the HOME Button again.
    • To exit zoom mode, press the HOME Button twice or put the console in sleep mode.

To disable this feature,

From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings” > “System” > “Zoom”.

  • When zoom is disabled, "Off" will be displayed.
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