Nintendo Switch firmware 14.0.0 released, finally adds folder support

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More than five years after the launch of the Nintendo Switch, the console has gotten a major quality of life feature. Added in today's 14.0.0 firmware update was the "Groups" feature, which gives users the ability to collect their games and organize them into folders. If you have more than 12 games, you can navigate to the All Software tab, where you'll be prompted to select which games you'd like to put into a group, and then name it. The Switch can have up to 100 different groups with up to 200 individual games within each group.

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Ver. 14.0.0 (Released March 21, 2022)​

"Groups" feature was added to the All Software menu.

  • You can now create groups of software to help organize your software titles.
  • Making groups for different game genres, developers, or whatever you’d like to organize by may make it easier to find the application you want.
    • Up to 100 groups can be created with a max of 200 titles per group.
  • The button to proceed to the "All Software" screen is displayed only when there are 13 or more software title icons on the system.
  • For more information, see How to Create Groups of Software.


Bluetooth® Audio volume behavior was changed.

  • You can now adjust the volume of Bluetooth audio devices using either the Nintendo Switch™ console or through volume control buttons on the Bluetooth audio device.
    • The Bluetooth audio device must support AVRCP profiles for these changes to work.
  • The volume displayed on the console will reflect the Bluetooth audio volume when using the device’s control buttons.
  • The maximum volume output for some Bluetooth audio devices has been increased.


UPDATE March 22nd: If you are running Atmosphere, it is recommended by SciresM that you avoid updating until the newest version is released as there are a number of changes in 14.0.0. It is currently in the works but will take a bit longer than most minor updates.

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More than five years after the launch of the Nintendo Switch, the console has gotten a major quality of life feature. Added in today's 14.0.0 firmware update was the "Groups" feature, which gives users the ability to collect their games and organize them into folders. If you have more than 12 games, you can navigate to the All Software tab, where you'll be prompted to select which games you'd like to put into a group, and then name it. The Switch can have up to 100 different groups with up to 200 individual games within each group.

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Finally they do something for their best customers.
 

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Cool, I love when nintendo excitedly announces that they've finally added a half assed version of a feature that was standard on consoles a literal decade ago.
A feature so important that they only managed to sell 100,000,000 Switches before adding it. Too bad they focused on providing features that actually mattered the first five years.
 

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A feature so important that they only managed to sell 100,000,000 Switches before adding it. Too bad they focused on providing features that actually mattered the first five years.
It’s not important to most customers, it’s only important to their best and worst customers.
 

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Auto group like iOS? Nintendo tend to be more expensive than most alternatives so not that many items for the average customers unlike Apple with of lots of free items so everyone has multiple pages of apps until that feature came
 
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A feature so important that they only managed to sell 100,000,000 Switches before adding it. Too bad they focused on providing features that actually mattered the first five years.
yeah, features that actually mattered... like joy con drift and an ugly red wart on the switch home screen. can't forget nintendo labo, how useful that feature was!
 
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Phew, one less thing for people to moan about every time there's an update.

It's 2022, it's perfectly valid to critique the lack of folders. Five years is too damn long. Those who are complicit with the barebones GUI are also just as annoying.
 

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I have a feeling Nintendo refused to add folders during the last few years is because they knew pirates installed like a thousand games on their Switch and folders will only encourage them to keep adding more. It's difficult to manage games on the Switch if you have a 512GB SD filled with games. Now that Garyopa is in jail and served as a warning to other pirates they felt it's time to add this feature.
 
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