How Do I Transfer My Games From My 3DS to My SD Card?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re an avid 3DS player, you probably have a lot of games on your device. However, as time goes on, you may run out of storage space.

Luckily, you can transfer your games from your 3DS to your SD card. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that.

Step 1: Insert Your SD Card

The first step in transferring your games is to insert your SD card into your 3DS. If you don’t already have an SD card, you’ll need to purchase one. Make sure it’s compatible with the 3DS and has enough storage space for the games you want to transfer.

Step 2: Open System Settings

Once the SD card is inserted, turn on your 3DS and open the System Settings. You can do this by tapping the wrench icon on the home screen.

Step 3: Navigate to Data Management

In the System Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Data Management” and tap it.

Step 4: Select “MicroSD Management”

In the Data Management menu, select “MicroSD Management.” This will allow you to manage the data on your SD card.

Step 5: Choose Your Games

In MicroSD Management, select “New Software” if you want to transfer new games or “Transferable Software” if you want to transfer existing games. Choose the game(s) you want to transfer by tapping on them.

Step 6: Transfer Your Games

After selecting your game(s), choose “Copy” or “Move” depending on whether or not you want to keep a copy of the game(s) on your device. The transfer process may take a few minutes depending on how many games you’re transferring.

Step 7: Check Your SD Card

Once the transfer is complete, eject your SD card from the 3DS and check to make sure the games were successfully transferred. To do this, insert the SD card into a computer or another device that can read it.


Transferring your games from your 3DS to your SD card is a great way to free up storage space on your device. With these simple steps, you can easily transfer all of your favorite games and continue playing them without any interruptions.