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Switch Screenshot Sharing Gets Easier With Firmware 11.0.0

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There’s good news for people who want to share Nintendo Switch screenshots or keep up with Nintendo Switch Online features or friends. Firmware 11.0.0 is here, and it makes it easier to transfer the screenshots and videos you might have taken. It also lets you look at trending games among your friends.

First, the Nintendo Switch screenshots and videos to PC and phone options make it easier to get your pictures without using social media or removing a microSD card. You authorize your phone via a QR code, then send them wirelessly. It will take longer than a microSD to PC transfer, since you’re limited to 10 screenshots and one video at a time, but less time than social media options that would sometimes limit you to four screenshots and one video. You could also use a USB cable to directly connect a Switch in Handheld mode to a PC to transfer more images and videos at once.

The other additions in Switch firmware 11.0.0 are quality of life adjustments. When you look at your friends, you’ll see which games and apps might be trending among your friends. When you set up your profile, you could use Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary icons. (Ideally, they won’t disappear when March 2021 ends.) Download options will let you decide which game downloads and updates are more important than others.

Here are the full Nintendo Switch firmware 11.0.0 patch notes from the support site going over the new screenshot sharing options and other features.

Nintendo Switch Online was added to the HOME Menu.

A new feature that automatically downloads backed up save data was added to the Save Data Cloud.

  • When using software with the same Nintendo Account linked to multiple systems, save data backed up from one console will automatically be downloaded to your other system(s).

    *To use this feature, it must be enabled under System Settings > Data Management > Save Data Cloud.

    *Save data will not be downloaded automatically unless save data for that software exists on the console. The first time only, users must download the save data manually.

    *A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the Save Data Cloud service.

A new Trending feature was added to the User Page.

  • Users can check what software their friends are playing or have started playing recently.

    Information will not be displayed for friends who have their online status set to display to no one.

Users can now transfer screenshots and videos from Album to their smart devices.

  • Users can wirelessly connect their smart devices to Nintendo Switch to transfer the screenshots and videos saved within their Album.
  • For screenshots, users can transfer a maximum of 10 screenshots and 1 video capture at once.

    *To connect, users must use their smart device to scan the QR Code displayed on the Nintendo Switch screen.

    For more information, please refer to the Nintendo Support website.

    *“QR Code” is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

A new Copy to a Computer via USB Connection feature was added under System Settings > Data Management > Manage Screenshots and Videos.

  • Users can use a USB cable to connect Nintendo Switch to their computers to copy the screenshots and videos saved under Album.

    * A USB charging cable [model HAC-010] or a USB-IF certified USB cable that supports data transfer is required to connect to a computer.

    For more information, please refer to the Nintendo Support website.

    * Connection via the Nintendo Switch dock is not supported. Please connect the Nintendo Switch system directly to the computer.

Users can now select what download to prioritize when there are multiple downloads in progress.

  • When there are multiple software, update data, or downloadable content downloads in progress, users can now select which they want to download first.
  • You can set this under Download Options by selecting the icon for the software you want to download first on the HOME Menu.

User icons were added.

  • 12 user icons that commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series were added.

Users can now name preset button mappings with the Change Button Mapping feature.

Brazilian Portuguese was added as a supported language.

  • When users set their region to the Americas and their language to Português, the language used on the HOME Menu and in certain software will be displayed in Brazilian Portuguese.

Several issues were fixed, and usability and stability were improved.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.