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The update is out now. Just did it. Now, to find out exactly what it does...

If there's already a thread, you can lick this one.



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All I see is that we can organize software in alphabetical order, by time played, etc.

Nothing else really jumps out. ☹️ Better than nothing. My OCD appreciates it, at least.



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Added the following system functionality:

  • A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu
    • 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 Control
    • 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.

Source: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22525/p/897

A few things are included but it does not feel like a full version upgrade.

Considering we are already at 8.0.0 two years in, the Switch will end at V25.0.0 towards the end of its lifetime xD

Last edited by Marth - on 16 April 2019

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I really hope they add additional sorting options or filters (show only demo versions, show only full games, show both)



Thanks, @Marth! I'll add your post to the op later. I should have been asleep half an hour ago. I'll be back.



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Here we go guys ! 

"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 "

That's all I wanted to see. It also shows that we're nearing the prospect of new hardware iterations for the Switch (Whatever it'll be ...)



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Different sorting is interesting.
But still not there.
Let me create tags for my games and order according to the tags. I have too many games.