To save storage space on your Nintendo Switch console, you can transfer games to an SD card. It is a simple, efficient and inexpensive solution.
Although the Nintendo Switch accepts cartridges, which is more convenient than storing the game locally.
Plus, the console’s limited storage capacity (32GB for the standard Switch and 64GB for the OLED model) means you’ll probably want to transfer some games to an SD card. So it is almost essential to have a memory card to store your favorite tracks.
The process of transferring a game to the SD card used to be a bit tricky. Nintendo made it a lot easier, but we’re here to walk you through the process.
If you need a microSD card, use our dedicated buying guide to find the one that suits you best. Officially, Nintendo recommends a UHS-I (Ultra High Speed Phase I) card and a transfer speed of 60-95 Mb / s.
How to transfer your Switch games to an SD card
Here is the step-by-step process to move your games to an external memory card:
- Turn off your Switch.
- Insert your microSD card into your console, the slot is behind the kickstand.
- Turn on your Switch.
- Open them Settings from the home screen (cogwheel).
- Scroll down and choose Data managment.
- Select Move data between system / microSD card.
- Choose the games and apps you want to move, and then select OK to start the transfer.
Note that backed up data will always be saved to the console’s local storage and cannot be transferred to the card.