Nintendo Switch system update available now


The latest system version is 3.0.0


This system update includes features that let you:

  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS™ and Wii U™ Friend Lists to your Nintendo Switch™ console’s Friend List.
  • Opt to receive notifications for when your friends appear online.*
  • Search for missing controllers.
  • Search for and subscribe to game-specific news content from the News List screen.
  • Increase and decrease system volume via the Quick Settings menu. Headphone volume can also be set to a higher level.


How to update your Nintendo Switch console

  1. If your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet, your console will download the update automatically.
  2. Once the download is complete, you’ll be asked if you’d like to install the update. Be sure to save any game progress before you continue.
  3. When you’re ready to install the update, choose “update” to install. Your console will restart to complete the update.

For the full list of updates, please visit support

* Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting in 2018, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location. Learn More