Nintendo Switch 1.0.0 system update patch notes include software transfers and remappable joy-cons

The 1.0.0 system update will also allow players to bookmark up to 300 news items.

The 1.0.0 system update for Nintendo Switch arrived yesterday, bringing with it some pretty sizable changes to the operating system. You can’t stick anything into folders just yet, but there are a few, key quality of life changes worth learning. Below, we'll take you through the biggest changes before laying out the full Nintendo Switch 1.0.0 system update patch notes.

Nintendo Switch 1.0.0 system update patch notes

Nintendo switch 1.0.0 system update patch notes
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The 1.0.0 system update for Nintendo Switch adds a few key new features. One is the ability to bookmark news. Now, we don’t know many people who make much use of the News system on Nintendo Switch, but we’re guessing there must be a decent number of people out there who do. At the very least, it should be handy to remind yourself of sales and discounts before they disappear. The update will let you bookmark up to 300 news items at one time.

The next big update is the ability to transfer software data, DLC and updates between the system memory and the SD card. Previously, data would be installed on one or the other, so if you wanted a game on your SD card installed on the console, then you’d need to redownload the entire thing. Following the 1.0.0 update you can now simply transfer the data through the Switch instead. You'll find this new feature under Data Management in the system settings.

Finally the next biggest update is remappable Joy-Con buttons. A huge accessibility plus, you can now remap the analog stick and button configurations for every single controller paired to the Nintendo Switch. You can save up to five arrangements for the left Joy-Con, right Joy-Con, Pro Controller and Switch Lite.

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Those are the key update, but the full Nintendo Switch 1.0.0 system update patch notes were provided by Nintendo. We’ve included them below for you to scan through:

  • Added a bookmark feature to News.
  • This feature allows you to bookmark your favorite news items.
    • A maximum of 300 news items can be bookmarked.
    • An internet connection is required to view bookmarked News items.
    • News items that are no longer available cannot be viewed, even if they were bookmarked.
  • Added an option to transfer software data between the system memory and an SD card.
    • Users can now transfer downloadable software, update data, and DLC from the system memory to an SD card (and vice versa).
    • Note that save data and some update data cannot be transferred to an SD card.
  • Added an option to remap the controller buttons.
    • Analog stick and button configurations can now be changed for each paired controller.
    • Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors.
    • Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system.
    • Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Button configurations can also be customized on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
    • This feature is not available for other controllers.
    • On each system, up to five favorite custom configurations can be saved for Joy-Con (L), five for Joy-Con (R), five for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Five configurations can also be saved as favorites for Nintendo Switch Lite.
  • Added a new section in User Settings for Play Activity Settings.
    • The options for "Display play activity to:" and "Delete Play Activity" have been moved from Friends Settings to the new Play Activity Settings.
  • Added new selections to the lineup of user profile icons.
    • Select from 6 new icons from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for your user.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

Those were the full Nintendo Switch 1.0.0 system update patch notes, featuring software transfers, remappable controls and more.

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