Nintendo Switch firmware Update 3.0.0 adds ‘Find Controllers’ function, new online features Nintendo Switch firmware Update 3.0.0 adds ‘Find Controllers’ function, new online features
The latest update for the Nintendo Switch adds a number of interesting new features, ensuring gamers will never lose their controllers again, nor play... Nintendo Switch firmware Update 3.0.0 adds ‘Find Controllers’ function, new online features

The latest update for the Nintendo Switch adds a number of interesting new features, ensuring gamers will never lose their controllers again, nor play online alone again.

Update 3.0.0 adds a vibrate function for the Switch controllers, which are easily losable but can now be easily located by initiating the lost controller function via the console. This will initiate a vibrate, making it easier to locate them.

The Pro Controller has also been given a new feature, now given the ability to be charged via USB charging cable.

On the online front, you’l be able to add friends from your 3DS and Wii U friend lists, and you’ll also start receiving notifications when your Friends come online.

Check out the patch notes for Nintendo Switch firmware update 3.0.0 below.

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

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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 colours to Invert Colours or Grayscale
– To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colours

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)

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General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:
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

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