Nintendo Switch update makes it easier to move screenshots to phones and PCs

By Alex Calvin
1 December 2020 12:58 GMT

Good news – it involves QR codes!

You can now easily move screenshots from your Nintendo Switch to a PC or smartphone.

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This functionality comes as part of the new 11.0.0 system update for the hardware and allows users to transfer images and videos captured from your console to a phone via QR code. You’re limited to moving ten pictures or a single video at once.

For PC users out there, you can move screenshots and videos via a USB cable now. Both of these methods are certainly easier than before, where you had to either upload them to Twitter or Facebook, or save them to a microSD card.

That’s not everything that this new update has introduced either. The Switch will now automatically download saved data backed up to the cloud when you play a game on a different console logged in to the same account. This feature needs to be enabled in the Data Management menu under System Settings.

Also, if you are downloading multiple games at the same time, you can choose which you want to be prioritised.

Oh, and Nintendo has added a shortcut to Switch Online to the home screen, as well as 12 new user icons themed around Super Mario Bros’ 35th anniversary. The platform holder has also added Brazilian Portuguese language support.

Between its launch back in March 2017 and September 2020, Nintendo Switch has sold in the region of 70m units around the world.

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