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New Nintendo Switch update adds folders and improves Bluetooth

Five years after launch, the Nintendo Switch finally has folders.

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Five years after launch, the Nintendo Switch finally has folders.

Better late than never, eh? If there’s one thing Nintendo fans have wished for over the years, it’s the Western release of Mother 3. If there’s another, it’s folders to organise games on the Nintendo Switch dashboard.

Following the release of System Update Version 14.0.0, Nintendo Switch users can now sort their games in folders, or rather, Groups.

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Up to 100 groups can be created, and they can each hold up to 200 games. It’s a long overdue and welcome addition to the Switch’s interface.

The update also makes some enhancements to the console’s Bluetooth capability. Volume can now be adjusted using Bluetooth headsets that support AVRCP, and the maximum volume has been increased for selected devices.

Most users will get the new update automatically, but you can manually update your Nintendo Switch by navigating to the System menu and selecting System Update.

Nintendo Switch Groups

Here are the full System Update notes. Happy organising.

Nintendo Switch Ver. 14.0.0 (Released March 21, 2022)

“Groups” feature was added to the All Software menu.

  • You can now create groups of software to help organize your software titles.
  • Making groups for different game genres, developers, or whatever you’d like to organize by may make it easier to find the application you want.
  • Up to 100 groups can be created with a max of 200 titles per group.
  • The button to proceed to the “All Software” screen is displayed only when there are 13 or more software title icons on the system.

Bluetooth Audio volume behavior was changed.

  • You can now adjust the volume of Bluetooth audio devices using either the Nintendo Switch console or through volume control buttons on the Bluetooth audio device.
  • The Bluetooth audio device must support AVRCP profiles for these changes to work.
  • The volume displayed on the console will reflect the Bluetooth audio volume when using the device’s control buttons.
  • The maximum volume output for some Bluetooth audio devices has been increased.
  • When first connecting a device, volume will be reduced to avoid sudden loudness.

Perhaps Nintendo will now get to work on our next request: new themes!


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