Nintendo Switch firmware version 3.0.0 has been released

by on June 20, 2017

Nintendo just released firmware 3.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch.

This is a major update and it includes new system functionality and a few fixes. Here is what they added on the functionality side:

Register a channel to receive News for specific games
To register, head to News > Find Channels

Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions

Receive notifications when your Friends go online
To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications

Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers

Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order

Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile

Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button

Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume
* This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled

Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors

Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication
* The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.

Update connected controllers
To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers

Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive
* User save data is not deleted

On the enhancements and improvements side, here’s what is new in 3.0.0:

Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting

Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode

Adam (and everyone who uses it docked) will no doubt be happy about the HDMI fix.

You can read more about the update here.

Hopefully they add eShop music and a paid theme shop soon because it is funny having like 20 game themes on 3DS but only plain ones on Nintendo Switch.