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Nintendo Switch Firmware updated to 3.0.0 with tons of new features and fixes

by Daniel VuckovicJune 20, 2017

Nintendo Switch firmware version 3.0.0 has landed and there’s a ton of new features, fixes and tweaks that sound really awesome.

There’s changes to News so you can follow specific games, you can add friends from your Nintendo mobile games, the 3DS and Wii U friend lists from your profile. You can now be notified as well when your friends come online as well.

A bunch of controller changes are here including the ability to find lost controllers with the vibrate motor, Pro Controllers when connected to the dock will now run through USB and you can also now use a USB keyboard as well.

One annoying problem with the Switch was that with some TVs it would randomly jump input when watching other things, that’s now been fixed as well.

New user icons have been added for Splatoon 2 as well.

Check out all the changes below;

Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0

Added the following system functionality

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
    • To register, head to News > Find Channels
  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
    • To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions
  • Receive notifications when your Friends go online
    • To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications
  • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
    • To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers
  • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
    • To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order
  • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
    • To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button
  • Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
    • To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume
      * This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled
  • Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
    • To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors
  • Connect a USB keyboard to the dock to type whenever the keyboard is on the screen
  • Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
    • To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication
      * The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.
  • Update connected controllers
    • To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers
    • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data when insufficient space when downloading other software
      * User save data is not deleted

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

  • Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
  • Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode
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