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How do I perform a system update on my Nintendo 3DS system?

Nintendo constantly aims to improve the functionality of its consoles and services in order to provide the most comfortable, user-friendly experience possible. As a part of these efforts, we are making Nintendo 3DS system software updates available for download via the internet.

If your system software version is 2.0.0-2E or later, Nintendo 3DS system updates will be received automatically when a wireless internet connection is available. When the download is complete, a message will appear on the HOME Menu detailing the steps to take in order to start installing the system update.

The system update can also be performed by following the steps below:

  1. Open the System Settings from the HOME Menu.


  3. Scroll to the right and select SYSTEM UPDATE.

Note that a wireless internet connection is required in order to update your system.

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