Switch 8.0 Update!

Updated: Sep 17, 2019

The Switch has received an update that seems to be hinting at a few releases in the near future.


First, there is an update to sort your titles in the "all software" menu; this is a welcome feature - one step closer to folders! Next, is an update introducing some new icons for your profile - always a user favorite. The last thing I want to highlight is the ability to transfer saves from one console to another. This last update points to the rumored announcement of another version of the Switch --- here is to hoping for a Switch Pro and Switch Mini! Let me know if you want a post on what these rumors say, and to hear what I want in the next version of Switch hardware.

Full patch notes below:

· A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu

o Software can be sorted by time, last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher

o 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

o 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

o To edit your user icon, head to "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

o Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data

o Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes

· A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings

o Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON

o 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

o Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected

o This also applies when un-docking your console

· A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls

o This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update

o Go to System Settings > Parental Controls

o 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

o Go to System Settings > System > Region

· The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)

o Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud

o Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data

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

(source: en-americas-support.nintendo.com)