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How to Enable/Disable Automatic Save-Data Backups and Downloads

In this article, you'll learn how to turn on or off the automatic save-data backup and automatic save-data download features on the Nintendo Switch console.

Note

  • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to utilize the Save Data Cloud service.

  • By default, the automatic save-data backup will be enabled from the time you start your Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • Automatic save-data download must be enabled on each Nintendo Switch system you wish to use.

  • Not all software supports these features. You may find our information on identifying if a game supports Save Data Cloud Backup helpful. 

Automatic Save-Data Backup

  1. From the HOME Menu, select System Settings, then Data Management and finally Save Data Cloud

  2. Select the desired user, then select Settings

  3. Select Automatic Save-Data Backup to turn this feature on or off. 

Automatic Save-Data Download

  1. From the HOME Menu, select System Settings, then Data Management and finally Save Data Cloud

  2. Select the desired user, then select Settings

  3. Select Automatic Save-Data Download to turn this feature on or off.