Nintendo Switch 8.0 Firmware Brings Save File Transfers & Other Needed Features

Nintendo Switch Firmware 8.0
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch has been at the forefront of timely system updates. The latest update, Nintendo Switch 8.0 firmware, came out yesterday and is the most significant update in a long time. Nintendo Switch 8.0 firmware brings with itself a plethora of new features and fixes.

Nintendo Switch 8.0 Firmware Brings Save File Transfers & Other Needed Features

Nintendo Switch 8.0 Firmware is fortunately not just another “system update” that brings performance improvements. The new update brings much-needed functionality to the system such as the ability to transfer individual game save files from one system to another.

Moreover, Version 8.0.0 allows you to sort the order of your software in the All Software menu, restrict VR Mode in the Parental Controls.

In addition to this, there’s now a zoom feature, new regions, new icons for Splatoon 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World and an option to prevent the system from waking up in Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected. Take a look at the full patch notes for this update below:

  • A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu
    • The software can be sorted by time last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher
    • The All Software option displays when there are 13 or more software icons on the HOME Menu
  • A View All Available News option is available within News, allowing you to view all news items currently being distributed
    • Go to News > Channel List > View More
  • Select from 15 new icons from the Splatoon™ 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World™ games for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the HOME Menu > Profile
  • A feature to Transfer Your Save Data is now available, allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems
    • Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data
    • Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes
  • A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings
    • Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON
    • Once enabled, you can use the Zoom feature by pressing the HOME Button twice
  • An option is available to prevent the system from waking from Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected
    • Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected
    • This also applies when undocking your console
  • A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls
    • This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update
    • Go to System Settings > Parental Controls
    • These settings can also be changed from within Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit
  • Hong Kong / Taiwan / South Korea is available for selection in Region
    • Go to System Settings > System > Region
  • The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)
    • Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud
    • Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

Let me know in the comments what you think about the update.