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Hidden Nintendo Switch Tips and Tricks

Hidden Nintendo Switch Tips and Tricks
  • PublishedJanuary 3, 2023

Nintendo Switch Secrets are still yet to be unveiled, especially to the newcomers to the console. The Nintendo Switch is close to 6 years this March 2023, and the Switch is still going strong up to this day. Even I still want to buy a Switch, but pay no mind to this. 

Just like any other console, some nifty tips and tricks are not popular with its users. In this article, I will discuss to you the things you can do with your Nintendo Switch that you probably do not know about. 

1. Dark Mode

Nintendo Switch settings
Via Nintendo Switch

To the dark mode fans out there, worry not because the switch offers a dark mode too. If you own a switch, you probably know that the default setting display is too bright. It also might blind your eyes if you are not careful at night. 

If you want to use the dark mode, go to System Settings > Themes and select Basic Black. The home screen and all menu pages will adopt a black color theme, though the games themselves will be unchanged. 

2. Turn on the TV with the Switch

Your Switch can turn on your smart TV when it’s docked. Hit the power button on the Joy-Con to turn on your switch and voila, your smart TV will be turned on as well. 

If you are not a fan of this feature you can simply change it in the system settings of your switch. Go to System Settings > TV Settings > Match TV Power State and set it to Off.

3. Remap the Controls to your Liking

This setting is a fairly new update to the Switch.  You can remap the buttons on your controller to a more preferred layout of your choosing. 

You can do this by navigating to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Change Button Mapping, where you can remap both the Joy-Cons and the Pro Controller. 

Select a controller and you can change what each button does or flip the orientation of the joystick for a more comfortable gaming experience. The button input of each Joy-Con can be changed for both vertical and horizontal gaming.

4. No Storage? Archive it on Your Nintendo Switch

The LCD Switch comes with 32GB of hard drive space, which also includes the OS. The OLED model bumps that up to 64GB, but it’s still easy to run out of room especially if most of your games are digital downloads.

One easy solution is to archive the games you are not playing anymore to free up hard drive space. You can do this from the main menu by highlighting a game and pressing the + button, then selecting Manage Software > Archive Software from the drop-down menu. 

5. Nintendo Switch Secrets – The Highlight Reel 

Us gamers like to record the highlights of our games. Thankfully, the switch allows you to record your gameplay, but you can only record a minuscule amount of time. 

To record, hold down the capture button and the Switch will save your last 30 seconds of gameplay. It’s just enough to save a cool moment for your purposes.

That wraps it up for the Nintendo Switch Secrets that you can use to your liking. If you liked this article, feel free to check out the other articles here on our website

Written By
Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).

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