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Industry News: Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 3.0.0 Is Out Now And It's A Big On
Jun 20, 2017

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Nintendo has finally released a major software update for the Nintendo Switch. Version 3.0.0 includes a bunch of new features including updates to news, how you pair your controllers as well a bunch of new users icons for Splatoon 2.


The full list of updates is below:


– Register a channel to receive News for specific games

To register, head to News > Find Channels

– Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists

To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions

– Receive notifications when your Friends go online

To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications

– Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature

To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers

– Change the user icon order on the Home Menu

To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order

– Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon

To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile

– Change the system volume from the Quick Settings

To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button

– Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack

To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume

* This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled

– Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale

To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors

– Connect a USB keyboard to the dock to type whenever the keyboard is on the screen

– Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable

To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication

* The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.

– Update connected controllers

To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers

Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data when insufficient space when downloading other software

* User save data is not deleted


General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:


– 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