How To Update Games On Nintendo Switch? Step Wise Instruction on How to Manually Update Your Nintendo Switch?

by Kaveri S | Updated Feb 04, 2021 13:00 IST

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How to update games on Switch? Step-by-step instructions on how to update games on Switch and there are more than 3,000 games on Nintendo Switch and they keep updating every now and then. Know how to update games on Switch and keep your games up to date so that you don’t miss out on any new update. Also, know how to update your Nintendo Switch Console itself or set it to update automatically. Read to know how many games have been updated in 2021 and how to update games on Switch.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is a hybrid Video Game Console from Nintendo which can be plugged in to another device such as a computer or can be used as a portable device like a gameboy. Nintendo Switch was released on 3rd March, 2017 worldwide and Nintendo-Lite, another hand-held focused revision was released on 20th September, 2019. Nintendo Switch is an eighth generation console and has successfully sold millions of units worldwide. The Console must be updated time-to-time for the best output and life along with the games. There are more than two hundred games updated on Nintendo Switch in January 2021 alone. So, let’s see how to update games on Switch using different methods.

How To Update Games On Switch?

There are thousands of games inNintendo Switch and the developers keep updating the games regularly. Whatever game you play on Nintendo Switch or any other console for that sake, you need to update your game to get the latest features and get the bug fixes done for a smooth and upgraded gameplay. 

Here is how you should update your games on Nintendo Switch:

  • Press the Home button on your Switch
  • From the list of games, highlight the game .
  • Press the + button on the right Joy-Con.
  • Highlight “Software Update” and press “A” to select it.
  • Select “Via the internet” on the right and press “A”
  • Your console will download and install the game update to the latest version.

How To Turn On Auto Update On Nintendo Games?

By default, Nintendo Switch downloads and installs the updates for your games when your console is connected to the internet.

To Turn On Auto Update To Automatically Update Nintendo Games follow these steps:

  • Go to the Home Screen and select the Gear icon.
  • Select “system” from the left side of the screen.
  • Find the “Auto-Update Software” option on the right side. 
  • Turn it on and your Nintendo Games will automatically update when there’s an update.

How To Update Games On Nintendo Switch From Another Switch?

Nintendo updated a feature to match versions with local users which allows you to update games on your Nintendo Switch console without using the internet from another Nintendo Switch Console.

  • Go to the Home Screen and highlight the game software you want to update.
  • Then press the + button on the right Joy-Con.
  • Highlight “Software Update” and select “Match Version With Local Users” option.
  • Click “Next” on the page followed.
  • One of the Switch users should select “Create Group” and the other(s) should select “Join Group” and join to the group the other user created.
  • The user that created the group then must select “Start Communication”. And whoever needs to update their game gets the update from the latter.

How To Update Nintendo Switch?

Keep your Nintendo Switch connected to the internet.

  • Go to the Home menu.
  • Select "System Settings".
  • In the System Settings menu, select "System" option.
  • Then select "System Update". The system update process will start.
  • If there is an update available, Switch will download the update automatically.
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How to update games on switch - FAQs

1. How to update games on Switch without internet?
  • Go to the Home Screen and highlight the game software you want to update.
  • Then press the + button on the right Joy-Con.
  • Highlight “Software Update” and select “Match Version With Local Users” option.
  • Click “Next” on the page followed.
  • One of the Switch users should select “Create Group” and the other(s) should select “Join Group” and join to the group the other user created.
  • The user that created the group then must select “Start Communication”. And whoever needs to update their game gets the update from the latter.
2. What generation is Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Switch is 8th Generation Console.

3. Nintendo Switch price.

Nintendo Switch costs around INR Rs.40,000 as of now.

4. How much is Nintendo Switch Lite?

Nintendo Switch Lite costs around INR Rs.25,000 as of now.

5. How To Turn On Auto Update On Nintendo Games?
  • Go to the Home Screen and select the Gear icon.
  • Select “system” from the left side of the screen.
  • Find the “Auto-Update Software” option on the right side. 
  • Turn it on and your Nintendo Games will automatically update when there’s an update.

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