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How to Perform a System Update - Nintendo 3DS

How to Perform a System Update

To access the latest available features as well as the most current enhancements to the Nintendo 3DS system's performance, we recommend downloading the most current System Update.

important! Your Nintendo 3DS must be connected to the internet to perform these steps.

What to do:

1.Turn on your Nintendo 3DS System by pressing the POWER Button. Touch the System Settings icon on the HOME Menu (the icon looks like a spanner or wrench).

2.Touch "Other Settings"

3.Touch the right arrow three times to reach page "4"

4. Touch "System Update"

5. Touch "OK"

6. Read through the terms and conditions relating to the System Update and if you agree, touch "I Accept."

7. Touch "OK" to begin the update.

Important Notes:

It may take several minutes for the System Update to download. If you feel the update has stopped downloading, you can safely turn off the Nintendo 3DS and repeat these steps to try again.