How to Transfer Screenshots and Video Captures to a Smart Device Wirelessly

In this article, you'll learn how to transfer game screenshots and video captures from Nintendo Switch to a smart device through a wireless connection.


  • Game screenshots and video captures that are saved on the Nintendo Switch system memory or on a microSD card can be transferred wirelessly to a smart device.

  • Up to 10 screenshots and 1 video capture can be transferred wirelessly at one time. 

Complete these steps

  1. From the HOME Menu select Album, then select a screenshot or video capture. 

  2. Select Sharing and Editing, then select Send to Smartphone

  3. Select Only This One or Send a Batch

  4. Using the camera on your smart device, scan the QR code displayed on Nintendo Switch.

    • If the smart device is unable to connect to Nintendo Switch, try scanning the QR code again. 

    • If you are unable to scan the QR Code, this information may be helpful

  5. Once the connection is established, the screenshots and/or videos will be sent to the smart device and the thumbnail(s) will be displayed on the smart device.