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System Update Version 5.0.0 of the Switch makes a number of small tweaks to the console, offering increased user customization, better parental controls, and expanded social media functionality, among other changes.

Parental controls got the biggest upgrades. Now, inputting the Parental Controls PIN is done by using the control stick and buttons rather than an on-screen number pad. Parents will also be able to whitelist specific software titles, if there are some games in particular that their kids are always allowed to play. Restricted software and whitelist settings will also now apply to captured videos in your Switch’s album, so if you captured footage from Doom or another game you don’t want your kids to see, those videos won’t be easily viewable.

Users without kids will find a number of upgrades, too. Twenty-four new user icons have been added, including characters from Arms and the Kirby series. You’ll also be able to customize your news feed a little better, with more specific filters letting you see only the news you want to see.

Additionally, if you’ve integrated Facebook and Twitter support, you’ll be able to see your friends from those platforms appear in Friend Suggestions. Your Switch will also have better integration with other devices, so if you make a digital software purchase from your PC or a smart device, the software will start downloading “sooner than previously,” even if your Switch is in sleep mode.

The full list of changes in the update can be found on Nintendo’s site. If your console is connected to the Internet, this update should download automatically.

Source: Nintendo

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

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By Emma Schaefer | 03/13/2018 12:30 PM PT

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System Update Version 5.0.0 of the Switch makes a number of small tweaks to the console, offering increased user customization, better parental controls, and expanded social media functionality, among other changes.

Parental controls got the biggest upgrades. Now, inputting the Parental Controls PIN is done by using the control stick and buttons rather than an on-screen number pad. Parents will also be able to whitelist specific software titles, if there are some games in particular that their kids are always allowed to play. Restricted software and whitelist settings will also now apply to captured videos in your Switch’s album, so if you captured footage from Doom or another game you don’t want your kids to see, those videos won’t be easily viewable.

Users without kids will find a number of upgrades, too. Twenty-four new user icons have been added, including characters from Arms and the Kirby series. You’ll also be able to customize your news feed a little better, with more specific filters letting you see only the news you want to see.

Additionally, if you’ve integrated Facebook and Twitter support, you’ll be able to see your friends from those platforms appear in Friend Suggestions. Your Switch will also have better integration with other devices, so if you make a digital software purchase from your PC or a smart device, the software will start downloading “sooner than previously,” even if your Switch is in sleep mode.

The full list of changes in the update can be found on Nintendo’s site. If your console is connected to the Internet, this update should download automatically.

Source: Nintendo

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM