How many times have you tried Download games to your Switch get a message about a lack of space? Not everyone knows from their head how much space they have available! But there’s a helpful feature in Nintendo’s latest switch update.
It’s actually pretty simple. When you download a new patch but space is tight, you now have the option first Delete data for the older version of the software. Are down the patch notes
Ver. 12.1.0 (Released July 5, 2021)
The following system functions have been added:
If there is not enough space on the system memory (internal storage) or microSD card when downloading game software update data, you can now delete old data for this software so that you can download the new data.
If you delete the old data, you will not be able to play the game until the new data has finished downloading.
General system stability improvements have been made to improve the user experience.
See? Easy! But long overdue. Well I would assume people can easily make room for their updates instead of getting an error message. We will see!
The update also added some “general system stability improvements” that seem to appear repeatedly in Nintendo’s patch notes.
Last month, Switch owners had problems downloading games after an earlier stability update. How Kotaku
The latest update seems helpful, but as any Switch owner can probably tell you, there is a laundry list of things that could or should be added. Maybe Nintendo will come to them. In the end.
(* cough * folder * cough *)