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Nintendo Switch Receives New Firmware Update Version 13.0.0 – Pair With Bluetooth Headset On, More Features


Nintendo today released a firmware update for the Nintendo Switch.

Version 13.0.0 of the system was added with the addition of support for bluetooth audio devices, in addition to the ability to update the Dock, keeping the internet active when idle and also allowing analog calibration.

Check out the details of this update below:

Data: September 14, 2021

Regions: All

Version: 13.0.0

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Bluetooth® audio support added.

  • Headphones, earphones, speakers, and other Bluetooth-enabled audio devices can now be paired with Nintendo Switch family systems for audio output.
    • Bluetooth microphones are not supported.
    • Up to two compatible wireless controllers can be connected to the system while using Bluetooth audio.
    • Bluetooth audio cannot be used while local wireless communication is active.
    • For more information, see How to pair and manage Bluetooth audio devices.

“Update the Dock” has been added to the Console in the Console Setup option on Nintendo Switch systems and the Nintendo Switch-OLED model, allowing software updates for Nintendo Switch docks with LAN input.

  • Dock software updates are not available for Nintendo Switch docks without LAN input.
  • This feature has not been added to the Nintendo Switch Lite.
  • For more information, see How to Update Dock Firmware.

The option “Keep Internet connection idle” was added to the sleep mode in Console Configuration.

  • When this setting is enabled, systems with wireless Internet connections will maintain an Internet connection even in sleep mode. This allows software and additional content to be downloaded to the system while the system is in sleep mode.
    • This setting is enabled by default.
  • When this setting is turned off, the system periodically connects to the Internet, which reduces power consumption.

Important: Systems not updated to version 13.0.0 or later behave as if this setting were enabled.

The method for launching the “Calibrate Analog Knobs” option in the console settings has changed.

  • In the console configuration, go to Controls and sensors, select Analog Button Calibration and then tilt the analog fully in either direction and hold it tilted for a few seconds to start the calibration.

Users can now see if the wireless Internet connection uses the 2.4GHz or 5GHz bandwidth in the “Connection Status” section after selecting the Internet in the Console Setup option.

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