From December 1, 2020 (Tuesday), the distribution of updated data (system version: 11.0.0) of the Nintendo Switch main feature will begin.Screenshots and videos taken with Nintendo Switch can now be easily transferred to smart devices and PCs.
It was possible to post screenshots and videos taken with the Nintendo Switch itself to SNS, but with this update it is now possible to save directly to smart devices and PCs.
In this article we introduce such updates.
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Transfer screenshots and videos to your smart device
By scanning two QR codes displayed on the Nintendo Switch main unit, it is possible to save “10 screenshots” and “1 video” to a smart device.
Steps to save to a smart device
Select “Album” from the HOME menu
Select the screenshot or video that you want to save to your smart device. Press the “A Button” to display the “Post or Edit” menu.
Select “Send to smartphone” from the menu that opens.
If you select “Bulk Send”, you can select up to 10 screenshots.
Follow the instructions on the screen displayed on the main unit to read the QR code “2 sheets” in sequence with the camera of the smart device.
A list of scanned screenshots and videos will be displayed in the web browser of the smart device. Then you can save the scanned screenshots and videos to your smart device by performing the save operation.
Transfer screenshots and videos to your PC
Until now, it was necessary to save the data to the microSD card and then load the screenshots and videos to the PC, but by connecting the Nintendo Switch main unit and the PC with a USB cable, the saved screenshots and videos can now be copied to your PC.
Procedure to save to PC
From the HOME Menu, select “Settings” -> “Data Management” -> “Manage Screen Photos and Videos” -> “Copy to PC via USB Connection”.
Since the Nintendo Switch is recognized as an external storage on the PC, you can operate the PC to copy screenshots and videos.
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