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How to Download or Update the Nintendo Switch Online App

Instructions on downloading or updating the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Important:

In order to provide a better experience, improvements were implemented with an app update on 22/02/2024 which increased the required iOS version (15.0 or later) and Android OS version (8.0 or later). If you are using a lower OS version, please consider updating to a newer OS or use the app on a compatible device.

Additional Information:

  • An active Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use some of the Nintendo Switch Online app's features.

  • The Nintendo Switch Online app is compatible with smart devices which use the iOS and Android operating systems.

Complete These Steps:

  1. From your smart device, visit either the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android) and search for Nintendo Switch Online.

  2. Select the Nintendo Switch Online app, and then select the appropriate option to download/install/update the application.

  3. Once downloaded, select the Nintendo Switch Online app to open it, and then sign in with your Nintendo Account.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.

  • Ver. 2.9.0 [Released 22/02/24]
    • Bug fixes have been implemented.

    • Changed minimum OS version.

      • iOS version 15.0 or later is required to use this application.

      • Android OS version 8.0 or later is required to use this application.

  • Ver. 2.8.1 [Released 07/12/23]
    • Various minor improvements have been implemented.

  • Ver. 2.8.0 [Released 30/11/23]
    • Added support for landscape mode on iPad.

  • Ver. 2.7.1 [Released 08/11/23]
    • Various minor improvements have been implemented.

  • Ver. 2.7.0 [Released 24/08/23]
    • Bug fixes implemented.

  • Ver. 2.6.0 [Released 24/07/23]
    • Bug fixes implemented.

  • Ver. 2.5.2 [Released 13/06/23]
    • Bug fixes implemented.

  • Ver. 2.5.1 [Released 22/05/23]
    • Various issues are now resolved.

  • Ver. 2.5.0 [Released 01/03/23]
    • Updated the contents of some Splatoon 3 widgets for Android.

    • Splatoon 3 widgets can now also be used on the lock screen in iOS 16.

    • Various other small changes have also been made.

  • Ver. 2.4.0 [Released 01/12/22]
    • Added X Battle support to Splatoon 3 widgets.

    • The Android 13 app-specific language settings can now be used.

    • Various other small changes have also been made.

  • Ver. 2.3.1 [Released 05/10/22]
    • Various issues are now resolved.

  • Ver. 2.3.0 [Released 27/09/22]
    • Added support for Splatoon 3 widgets. "Battle Logs", "Stage Schedule" and "Album" can be checked from your device's home screen.

      • Note: Depending on your device, some widgets may not be available.

    • Various other small changes have also been made.

  • Ver. 2.2.0 [Released 26/07/22]
    • You can now send friend requests via friend code.

      • Users must use a Nintendo Switch console to respond to friend requests.

    • You can now copy your friend code as a URL and/or save it as a QR Code. You can receive friend requests from anyone with whom you share the URL or QR Code.

    • Various issues are now resolved.

    • Changed minimum OS version.

      • iOS version 14.0 or later is required to use this application.

  • Ver. 2.1.1 [Released 18/05/22]
    • Various issues are now resolved.

    • A bug which caused game-specific services to not be displayed on some devices has been fixed (for Android only).

  • Ver. 2.1.0 [Released 09/05/22]
    • You can now switch between light mode and dark mode.

      • Note: Supported for iOS 13/Android 10 and later.

    • Improvements have been made for performance and ease of use.

  • Ver. 2.0.0 [Released 07/03/22]
    • The app design has been updated.

    • You can now view which friends are online.

    • You can now change who can see your online status.

    • You can now check your friend code in the app.

    • Various other small changes have also been made.

  • Ver. 1.12.0 [Released 03/08/21]
    • Changed the screen in voice chat.

    • Other enhancements have been made to improve performance and usability.

    • Changed minimum OS version.

      • iOS version 12.0 or later is required to use this application.

      • Android OS version 6.0 or later is required to use this application.

  • Ver. 1.11.0 [Released 19/05/21]
    • Users with Nintendo Accounts for ages 12 and under can now use game-specific services. Some features, including voice chat, still require a Nintendo Account for ages 13 and up.

    • You can now disable the voice chat start alert. Please check "Voice Chat Settings" within this app's settings for more information.

    • Bug fixes implemented.

  • Ver. 1.10.0 [Released 07/12/20]
    • Bug fixes implemented.

  • Ver. 1.9.0 [Released 08/09/20]
    • Supported OS versions changed. Android 11 and iOS 14 are now supported.

  • Ver. 1.5.0 [Released 08/04/19]
    • Various performance and usability improvements implemented, including changing the button display position.

    • Bug fixes implemented.

    • Supported OS versions changed. To use this app, iOS ver 10.0 (or later) or Android ver 5.5 (or later) is now required.

  • Ver. 1.4.0 [Released 09/09/18]
    • Added voice chat support for additional software.

      • A list of software that supports voice chat can be found within the app by selecting "Voice Chat" from the main menu, and then selecting "Supported Software".

    • Other enhancements have been made to improve performance and usability.

  • Ver. 1.1.0 [Released 09/12/17]
    • Voice chat will now continue when other apps are opened. (*1)

    • Voice chat will now continue during sleep mode. (*2)

    • Improved support for Bluetooth devices. (For Android devices only.)

      (*1) This excludes apps with audio output or apps that use the microphone.

      (*2) If the power-saving feature is activated on devices using Android 6.0 or later, voice chat may be interrupted after the device has entered sleep mode. To use voice chat during sleep mode, go to Other Settings > Power Saving Settings in the app and deactivate battery optimisation on the Android device. For more details, please refer to the official website for your smart device.