The latest version for Nintendo Switch Update 10 has just been released and adds some great new tools including Animal Crossing: New Horizons icons.
Usually, when a console system updates, there’s nothing really to shout about.
All hopes are dashed when gamers read a console version update article and are informed of the standard “Stability Improvements“.
However, every now and then, usually on a critical system version with a full number designation such as 4, 8 or 10, useful new features are implemented.
For example, The last Nintendo Switch update version was 9.2 released in March, was small and provided “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience“.
Update 8 was the last key update and provided many new features that included sorting, new parental controls and save data management among others.
Given that the last Nintendo Switch update version was 9.2, it seems that the console developers have been working on new features for some time and have decided to leap straight into 10.
Five weeks later and we have been given quite a substantial update that has addressed some key features for Switch users:
- Internet Browser Bookmarks
- Controller Remapping
- Internal/External Data Transfer
Internet Browser Bookmarks
Bookmarking allows users to select up to a maximum of 300 pages to be stored in the browser and requires a working internet connection.
Joy-Con controller settings can now be changed and mapped according to personal preference.
Up to five custom controller profiles can be saved for Joy-Con R, Joy-Con L and the Switch Pro controller.
Nintendo Switch Lite controls can also be configured.
Custom Switch control profiles can be configured by going to System Settings and then Controllers and Sensors.
Internal/External Data Transfer
At long last, data between the internal system storage and external SD cards can be transferred back and forth.
Game DLC, software and updates can be transferred between media so extensive system backups can now essentially be made.
How Nintendo plans to implement anti-piracy measures with this system has not been detailed but it seems that might now have been made a little easier.
Another feature includes the movement of the “Play Activity” option which has now been relocated from Friends Settings to its own “Play Activity Settings”.
As an added bonus, Switch gamers can now enjoy six new profile icons from Animal Crossings: New Horizons.
This latest Nintendo Switch update release date went live on 13 April and is now available to all Switch owners for free.
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