The Nintendo Switch hardware has just received update 3.0, and is currently available for download. Some new additions were added to the Nintendo Switch, including another way to find friends which is a nice feature. Here is the comprehensive list:

Added the following system functionality:


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 if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive
* 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

Shawn Long
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