Nintendo has just released the latest system update for its hybrid games console, and with it, finally fixed one of the more annoying restrictions.
As the release notes for Switch system update version 10.0.0 reveal, it’s now possible to, “transfer downloadable software, update data, and DLC from the system memory to an SD card (and vice versa).” It’s hard to believe, but in the three years since the Switch launched Nintendo hasn’t allowed this to happen before, with transfers only made possible through re-downloading the content. It’s especially frustrating considering the internal memory of the Switch is limited to 32GB, roughly 4GB of which is used by the system.
Some restrictions remain in place, however, and Nintendo still isn’t allowing the transfer of save data and “some update data” to an SD card.
The other big change this system update introduces is the ability to remap the analog stick and buttons on a per controller basis. For each paired controller, you can navigate to System Settings > Controller and Sensors and create up to five custom configurations per controller. However, the configurations can only be setup for Nintendo’s own controllers, including Joy-Cons, the Switch Pro Controller, and the controls on the Switch Lite.
Other, more minor updates include the ability to bookmark up to 300 News items, and unavailable News items are now automatically removed. Nintendo also introduced six new Animal Crossing: New Horizons icons for users to select between.
The system update should automatically download as long as you have an active internet connection, but you can choose to manually apply the update by visiting the System Settings menu on your Switch.