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How to Access a Software's Options Menu

Instructions for accessing the options menu for a game or application on the Nintendo Switch console.

Complete These Steps:
  1. To ensure you have the latest options and features, be sure to install the latest system update.

  2. From the HOME Menu, select the icon for a game or application. 

  3. Press the “-“ or “+” Button on the Joy-Con controllers to access the options menu.

    Depending on the software application, one or more of the following options will be displayed:

    • Software Information. This includes information related to Nintendo eShop, Support Information, Important Information, and Intellectual Property Notices.

    • Software Update. Allows you to download available software updates online or via a local user.

    • Data Management. Archive or delete downloadable software.

    • Save Data Cloud. Back up your game progress online.

    • My Nintendo Rewards Programme. You can receive My Nintendo Gold Points when you purchase software.