Nintendo Switch Update 3.0 Brings You Some Handy New Features

Samantha Loveridge
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Nintendo Games

There’s a brand new Nintendo Switch update out, which brings you a load of handy little features. It’s the first major update since the console launched in March, and although it doesn’t revolutionise anything, Nintendo is all about improving its offering.

Switch Update 3.0 is mainly focused on letting you adding your 3DS and Wii U friends to your Switch and allowing you to find any nearby paired controllers by making them vibrate. Lost and hopefully quickly found.

You will also be able to use a Switch Pro Controller with a wired connection.

But part of the appeal of the Nintendo Switch update is that it’s delivered to you by a blue-haired lady who’s quickly becoming a bit of a Switch mascot.

Amazing Amelia N Nintendo Switch update

Known as Amelia N (is that for Nintendo or News?), she always delivers Switch news in an incredibly friendly, cartoon news bulletin way.

Just check out her patch notes:

Nintendo Switch update
Nintendo Switch update

Here’s the full patch notes in non-Amelia style if that’s your bag, you weirdo:

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
  • Receive Notifications when your Friends go online
  • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
  • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
  • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
  • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
  • Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
  • Change display colours to Invert Colours or Grayscale
  • Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable (disables NFC touchpoint)
  • Update connected controllers
  • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
  • Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
  • Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode

Interestingly, there are no major new features with the latest Nintendo Switch update, including the highly-anticipated cloud saving. At the moment if you lose your Switch or it’s stolen, you also lose ALL of your save games.

Fans are also still waiting for Netflix and YouTube app support along with the ability to upload your Mii from Nintendo’s mobile game, Miitomo.

Samantha Loveridge
Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.
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