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Message: "The save data on the server is older than the data on this console."

While attempting to download save data from the server to a Nintendo Switch console, a message is displayed: "The save data on the server is older than the data on this console."

Background Information:

  • An active Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the Save Data Cloud service.
  • This issue can be caused if you begin to play software on your Nintendo Switch console without first downloading the latest save data for that software.

What to Do:

You can either download the save data that is stored on the server and overwrite the save data on the console, or you can manually back up the save data on the console and overwrite the save data on the server.

Keep in mind that, once save data is overwritten, it cannot be recovered.

Best Practices:

Verify that the Automatically Back Up Save Data setting is enabled for each user on the console, and that the console is connected to the internet.