Nintendo Switch Update Improves Bluetooth Support, Adds Folders

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Again in September of 2021, Nintendo launched the 13.0.0 firmware replace for the Swap that lastly added native assist for wi-fi Bluetooth headphones. It was removed from good, nevertheless, so with the brand new 14.0.0 Swap replace launched final night time, Nintendo has improved the console’s performance with wi-fi headphones.

When the 13.0.0 replace arrived, it did not take lengthy to determine why Nintendo had held out on Bluetooth headphone assist for therefore lengthy. The Swap makes use of Bluetooth connectivity for its wi-fi Pleasure-Con controllers too, and with Bluetooth headphones related, the console is just in a position to hook up with two controllers at a time, limiting what number of gamers can be part of within the enjoyable with video games like Tremendous Mario Get together, Bluetooth headphones additionally needed to be disconnected at any time when two close by Switches had been wirelessly related to one another for multiplayer gaming.

Does the 14.0.0 Swap replace treatment these shortcomings? Sadly not. However as a comfort prize, the quantity stage of related Bluetooth headphones or audio system can now be adjusted utilizing the Swap’s quantity buttons or devoted controls on the Bluetooth audio gadget itself, together with on-screen indicators of quantity changes when that is performed. The replace additionally guarantees to extend the quantity of some Bluetooth audio units, so avid gamers may be extra successfully began when an attacking Pokémon screams at them in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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One other helpful characteristic in the 14.0.0 firmware is the introduction “Teams,” permitting customers who’ve downloaded numerous video games over the console’s five-year lifespan to higher arrange them on the Swap’s dwelling display screen.

As much as 100 completely different group folders may be created and full of as much as 200 video games, and every folder may be assigned a customized label. Creating and sorting app icons into the Teams would not look as simple as it’s on smartphones—Nintendo has offered a step-by-step how-to right here—however it’s nonetheless a welcome improve that additionally does away with the “All Software program” button that now solely seems on the house display screen when there are “13 or extra software program title icons on the system.”

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