The Nintendo Switch console won't recognise the microSD card, or I can't select the microSD card as a save destination even though it's inserted into the console.

Applies to: Nintendo Switch


Is the microSD card properly inserted into the console?

  • Turn the console off, then try inserting the micoSD card again.

Inserting a microSD card into the console

Is the microSD card slot dirty?

  • Wipe any dirt away with a soft cloth. Make sure to wipe the slot gently to avoid damaging it.

Is the microSD card broken?

  • Please contact Nintendo Customer Support if you think that the microSD card may be broken.