Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch System Update Version 8.0.0 Adds Save Data Transfers And QoL Improvements



    The Nintendo Switch just got its latest system update with version 8.0.0 that adds a variety of features including save data transfers, a Sort Software feature, new icons, new region selections, and more.


    Here are the full patch notes for Switch system update version 8.0.0 from Nintendo:

    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.

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