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Nintendo Switch firmware updated to Version 8.0.0

by Daniel VuckovicApril 16, 2019

Nintendo has updated the Nintendo Switch firmware to version 8.0.0 and whiles there’s not a whole tonne of cosmetic changes there’s been quite a few helpful additions.

The big updates we think are worthy of mention include the ability to sort software on the All Software screen, the ability to transfer your save data between Switch consoles on a game-by-game basis, and the ability to prevent the system from waking up when you un-dock it. None of these are huge updates really, but just some quality of life type stuff.

There’s also 15 new icons from Splatoon 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World to put onto your profile. And yes, there’s stability.

Here is the full list of changes and what they do direct from Nintendo;


Improvements Included in Version 8.0.0 (Distributed 04/15/2019)

Added the following system functionality:

  • A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu
    • Software can be sorted by time last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher
    • The All Software option displays when there are 13 or more software icons on the HOME Menu
  • A View All Available News option is available within News, allowing you to view all news items currently being distributed
    • Go to News > Channel List > View More
  • Select from 15 new icons from the Splatoon™ 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World™ games for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the HOME Menu > Profile
  • A feature to Transfer Your Save Data is now available, allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems
    • Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data
    • Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes
  • A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings
    • Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON
    • Once enabled, you can use the Zoom feature by pressing the HOME Button twice
  • An option is available to prevent the system from waking from Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected
    • Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected
    • This also applies when undocking your console
  • A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls
    • This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update
    • Go to System Settings > Parental Controls
    • These settings can also be changed from within Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit
  • Hong Kong / Taiwan / South Korea is available for selection in Region
    • Go to System Settings > System > Region
  • The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)
    • Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud
    • Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

Source: Nintendo

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