How Do I Put Digital Switch Games on My SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you running out of space on your Nintendo Switch? Don’t worry, you can always expand your storage by using an SD card. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of putting digital Switch games on your SD card.

Step 1: Prepare your SD Card
Before you begin, make sure to insert your SD card into the Nintendo Switch console. If you haven’t done this before, turn off the console first and then insert the card into the slot located behind the kickstand.

Important note: Make sure to use a high-quality microSDXC card with a capacity of up to 2TB. We recommend using a SanDisk or Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC card for optimal performance.

Step 2: Downloading Digital Games
Once your SD card is inserted, navigate to the Nintendo eShop on your Switch and browse for digital games that you want to download. Once you’ve found one that piques your interest, select it and click on “Download.”

Step 3: Moving Games to Your SD Card

By default, downloaded games are saved on your console’s internal storage. To move them to your SD card, go to “System Settings” from the Home menu and select “Data Management.” Then choose “Move Data Between System / microSD Card.”

Step 4: Selecting Games to Move

In this menu, select “Move to microSD Card” option and choose which game or application you’d like to transfer. You can select multiple titles at once by pressing and holding the “A” button while selecting each title.

Step 5: Confirming Transfer

After selecting all desired games, click on “Move Data” and confirm that you want to move these titles from system memory onto your microSD card.

Step 6: Wait for Transfer to Complete

Depending on how many games you are moving and the size of each game, the transfer process may take a few minutes to complete.

Final Thoughts
That’s it! By following these simple steps, you can easily put digital Switch games on your SD card and free up space on your console’s internal memory.

Remember to always use a high-quality SD card to ensure optimal performance and avoid any potential data loss. Happy gaming!