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Latest Nintendo 3DS System update information

Updating your Nintendo 3DS System

Nintendo constantly aims to improve its services and the functionality of its consoles in order to provide customers with the best possible user experience. As a part of these efforts, we are making Nintendo 3DS system software updates available through the internet, and also by pre-installing them on selected Nintendo 3DS Game Cards.

IMPORTANT: Your Nintendo 3DS system and compatible software are not designed to be used with any hardware or software which have been technically modified in an unauthorised way, or with other unauthorised devices. If a Nintendo 3DS system or software title is updated, any unauthorised technical modification of the hardware or software of the system, or the use of any unauthorised device in connection with your Nintendo 3DS system, may render your Nintendo 3DS system permanently unplayable. Any content deriving from the unauthorised technical modification of the hardware or software of your Nintendo 3DS system may be removed.

Latest version: Ver. 11.15.0-47E (Distributed July 26th, 2021)

Performing the System Update:

System updates will be downloaded automatically when a wireless internet connection is available if you have a recent version of the Nintendo 3DS system software installed. When the download is complete, a message will appear on the HOME Menu detailing the steps to take in order to start installing the system update.

System updates can also be performed manually when a wireless internet connection is available by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu, selecting Other Settings and then System Update.

Ver. 11.15.0-47E (July 26th, 2021)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Information on Previous Versions:

Ver. 11.14.0-46E (November 16th, 2020)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.13.0-45E (December 2nd, 2019)

• Resolved an issue where StreetPass would not work in some cases.

Ver. 11.12.0-44E (November 4th, 2019)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.9.0-42E (December 3rd, 2018)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.8.0-41E (July 30th, 2018)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.7.0-40E (June 18th, 2018)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.6.0-39E (September 18th, 2017)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.5.0-38E (July 10th, 2017)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.4.0-37E (April 10th, 2017)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.3.0-36E (February 6th, 2017)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.2.0-35E (October 24th, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.1.0-34E (September 12th, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 11.0.0-33E (May 9th, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.7.0-32E (March 14th, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.6.0-31E (February 22nd, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.5.0-30E (January 25th, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.4.0-29E (January 18th, 2016)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.3.0-28E (November 9th, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.2.0-28E (October 19th, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.1.0-27E (September 14th, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 10.0.0-27E (September 8th, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.9.0-26E (July 13th, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.8.0-25E (June 1st, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.7.0-25E (April 20th, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.6.0-24E (March 23rd, 2015)

• Changes to the HOME Menu
• A Home Menu Layout setting has been added to HOME Menu Settings. Users can save and load up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements.
• Additional categories have been added to the Theme Shop under View More for easier navigation.
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS systems only:
• Amiibo Settings has been added to HOME Menu Settings. Amiibo Settings allows users to register an amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an amiibo by supported software, or reset an amiibo. This feature will require a peripheral device scheduled to launch in 2015.

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.5.0-23E (March 2nd, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.5.0-22E (February 2nd, 2015)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.4.0-21E (December 11th, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.3.0-21E (December 8th, 2014)

• Changes to HOME Menu
• A Shuffle Favorites feature has been added under Change Theme in HOME Menu Settings. Users can choose multiple themes and have their theme change when the system is left in Sleep Mode from the HOME Menu or turned on after being off.
• Available software updates can now be downloaded from the HOME Menu.
• Users can now capture screenshots with both the upper and lower screens included.

New Nintendo 3DS XL systems only:
• Amiibo Settings has been added to HOME Menu Settings. Amiibo Settings allows users to register an amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an amiibo by supported software, or reset an amiibo. This feature will require a peripheral device scheduled to launch in 2015.

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.2.0-20E (October 29th, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 9.0.0-20E (October 6th, 2014)

• Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu.
• Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop.
• Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings.
• A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu.
• The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information.
• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 8.1.0-19E August 6th, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 8.1.0-18E (July 24th, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 8.0.0-18E (July 7th, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 7.2.0-17E (May 12th, 2014)

• Added e-mail support to Parental Controls, allowing parents that have forgotten their PIN to send themselves an e-mail with instructions on unlocking Parental Controls.

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 7.1.0-16E (February 26th, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 7.1.0-15E (January 22nd, 2014)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 7.1.0-14E (December 19th, 2013)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 7.0.0-13E (December 9th, 2013)

• Added support for Nintendo Network IDs.
• Added support for Miiverse.
• Added a Software Update Notification.
• Removed the limit to system transfers.
• Changed the start-up method of Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu to require pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously.
• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 6.3.0-12E (September 12th, 2013)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 6.2.0-12E August 5th, 2013)

• Added support for the StreetPass relay feature.
• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 6.1.0-12E (July 11th, 2013)

• The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu.
• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 6.1.0-11E (June 27th, 2013)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 6.0.0-11E (June 17th, 2013)

• Users can now back up save data for downloadable Ver.s of Nintendo 3DS software and most Virtual Console games.
• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 5.1.0-11E (April 4th, 2013)

• Resolves an issue that may prevent access to the System Settings or other features.

Ver. 5.0.0-11E (March 25, 2013)

• Ensures Download Later feature works when Nintendo 3DS is placed in Sleep Mode while the Nintendo eShop is open.
• Additional Nintendo eShop improvements.
• Support for Save Data Transfer Tool.
• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 4.5.0-10E (December 4, 2012)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 4.4.0-10E (September 19, 2012)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 4.3.0-10E (July 24, 2012)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 4.2.0-9E (June 26, 2012)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 4.1.0-8E (May 14, 2012)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

Ver. 4.0.0-7E (April 24, 2012)

• Nintendo eShop usability improvements.
• Feature added to the HOME Menu which allows the creation of up to 60 folders for organization.

Ver. 3.0.0-6E (December 21, 2011)

• Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments.

Ver. 3.0.0-5E (December 6, 2011)

• Nintendo 3DS Camera.
• Nintendo eShop improvements and additions for several features.
• Updates to StreetPass Mii Plaza.
• Transfer from Nintendo 3DS to Nintendo 3DS has been added to Software/Data Transfer.
• New QR code reading function for the Nintendo 3DS Camera.
• Improved system stability and convenience.

Ver. 2.2.0-4E (November 13, 2011)

• New feature for the friend list.

Ver. 2.1.0-4E (June 15, 2011)

• Improvement to system stability and convenience.

Ver. 2.0.0-2E (June 6, 2011)

• Nintendo eShop.
• Internet Browser.
• Transfer functionality to move DSiWare™ from Nintendo DSi™/Nintendo DSi XL™ systems to the Nintendo 3DS™ system.
• Automatic system updates.
• Improvement of system stability and user experience.

Ver. 1.1.0-1E (March 27, 2011)

• System stability improvements.
• SpotPass™ upgrade.
• Enhanced network connection functionality.

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