Nintendo finally adds folders to Switch User Interface

One of the most requested Nintendo Switch features, the ability to sort games into folders on the Switch UI, is finally here.

One of the Nintendo Switch’s most requested features, the ability to sort games into folders on the Switch UI, is finally here — five years after the console’s launch. Nintendo rolled out a new system update on Monday that lets users create software groups to help organize their Switch libraries.

Nintendo’s new Groups feature is available through the Switch’s “All Software” menu, which is visible when a user has more than 12 games on their console. Switch owners can create new groups as needed – up to 100 groups, with up to 200 titles per group. In an example of groups tweeted by Nintendo on Monday, folders named Mario Games, Zelda Games, Old School and others are shown.

Detailed instructions on how to create and organize groups are available on Nintendo’s support website.

The Groups feature is included in ver. Nintendo Switch system software 14.0.0. Details of Nintendo’s patch notes can be found below.

The “Groups” feature has been added to the All Software menu.

  • You can now create software groups to help you organize your software titles.
  • Creating groups for different game genres, developers, or whatever else you want to organize can make it easier to find the app you want.
  • Up to 100 groups can be created with a maximum of 200 titles per group.
  • The button to jump to the “All Software” screen only appears when there are 13 or more software title icons on the system.

The behavior of Bluetooth audio volume has been changed.

  • You can now adjust the volume of Bluetooth audio devices using the Nintendo Switch console or via the 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 control buttons.
  • The maximum output volume of some Bluetooth audio devices has been increased.
  • When connecting a device for the first time, the volume will be reduced to prevent sudden volume.

Source: Polygon