How To Upgrade Your Memory Card On The Nintendo Switch

Learn how to upgrade your memory card on the Nintendo Switch with this simple guide.

Increasing your memory is one of the first things you’ll want to do once you take home your Nintendo Switch. This is because the console comes with only 32GB of storage space, and no matter which way you look at it, that’s just not enough wiggle room for the enthusiastic gamer.

If you’re still unsure of how much storage space you’re going to need, check out our guide that explains how to approach this, as well as our list of the best microSD cards for the job. Once you’ve got all that squared away, you can finally proceed with upgrading your memory card.

The first thing you’ll want to do is remove the handheld from its dock, and make sure that it’s completely powered off. Although you can insert the microSD card while it’s still on, the system will prompt you to turn the console off once it recognizes it. This could have adverse effects if you have an application running in the background.

If you look at the image above, it shows that the microSD slot is located in the back of the Nintendo Switch. Turn it around and lift up the stand to access this compartment.

Take the microSD card and insert it with the metal part facing forward until it clicks into place. Once the card is secure in the slot, you can turn on your console, and it should automatically recognize the new memory card.

If you wish to see how much storage space you have available, open up your system settings and select Data Management. Here, you’ll be able to see how much system and microSD card space is still available.

If you have any more questions on how to upgrade your memory card on the Nintendo Switch, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy gaming!


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