Nintendo Switch Version 5.0 Brings New User Icons and More

After a leak revealed the next update for the Nintendo Switch was on its way, version 5.0 is now available to download on the hybrid console. The latest system update includes new user icons and makes downloading pre-purchased software easier than before.

Here's all of the changes coming to the Switch with version 5.0 from the official Nintendo site.

  • Facebook and Twitter friends who also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions.
  • Using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, add specific software titles to your whitelist to exclude them from the console's Parental Controls Restricted Software setting.
  • Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization.
  • To keep the Parental Controls PIN private, the default method for PIN entry has been changed to entering using the Control Stick and buttons instead of the on-screen number pad.
  • Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user.
  • Digital software purchases made from a PC or smart device will start downloading sooner than previously, even if the Nintendo Switch console is in Sleep Mode.
  • Receive notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play.
  • Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels.
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu.

If you need assistance updating your Nintendo Switch, follow these steps to get your console up to date.

How to update your Nintendo Switch console

  1. If your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet, your console will download the update automatically.
  2. Once the download is complete, you'll be asked if you'd like to install the update. Be sure to save any game progress before you continue.
  3. When you're ready to install the update, choose "update" to install. Your console will restart to complete the update.

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