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How to Back Up Save Data


A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to utilize the Save Data Backup feature.

Additional Information:

  • Save data files can be manually backed up from the game's software menu or from System Settings.

  • Save data backups can also be set to run automatically.

Complete These Steps:

  • To back up save data from the software menu:

  1. Open the game's software menu by highlighting the game on the Home Menu and pressing the “+” or “-“ Button on the Joy-Con.

  2. Select "Save Data Cloud Backup."

  3. Select the desired user, then select "Back Up Save Data."

  • To back up save data from within System Settings:

  1. From the HOME Menu, select "System Settings" > "Data Management" > "Save Data Cloud Backup."

  2. Select the desired user. Tap the software to back up, then select "Back Up Save Data.