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How to Perform a Software Update

Instructions for manually updating software on Nintendo Switch.

Additional Information:

  • When the Nintendo Switch console is connected online, if a software update is available you will be prompted to download it upon starting the game or application. 

  • Software updates can be automatically downloaded and installed by enabling this option within "System Settings" > "System" > "Automatic Software Updates."  Ensure “On” is selected. 

Alternatively, to check if an update is required for a specific game follow these steps.

While on the Home Menu, highlight the game you want to check if an update is available and press the “+” or “-“ Button on the Joy-Con  then select “Software Update” then “Via the Internet”.

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