Nintendo Switch gets new firmware update to version 13.0.0 – pairing with Bluetooth enabled headphones, more functions

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Nintendo today released a firmware update for the Nintendo Switch.

In addition to enabling updates to the dock, keeping the Internet active in sleep mode and allowing calibration of analogs, version 13.0.0 of the system was made available with support for Bluetooth audio devices.

Check out the details of this update below:

Figures: September 14, 2021

Area: All

Edition: 13.0.0

Shape: n/a

notes: n/a

Bluetooth® audio support was added.

  • Headphones, headphones, speakers, and other audio devices that connect over Bluetooth can now be paired with systems in the Nintendo Switch family for audio output.
    • Bluetooth microphones are not supported.
    • Two compatible wireless controllers can be connected to the system when 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 under the console within console setup option on Nintendo Switch systems and Nintendo Switch-OLED models, allowing software updates for Nintendo Switch docks with LAN input.

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

In the console configuration option “Put the Internet connection in sleep mode” in sleep mode has been added.

  • When this setting is enabled, systems with a wireless Internet connection will maintain an Internet connection even during sleep mode. This allows software and additional content to be downloaded to the system when the system is in sleep mode.
    • This setting is enabled by default.
  • When this setting is disabled, the system only connects to the Internet from time to time, thereby reducing energy consumption.

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

The method of starting the “Calibrate analog knobs” option in the console settings has been changed.

  • In Console Configuration, go to controls and sensors, Choose calibrate analog buttons And then completely tilt the analog in either direction and keep it tilted for a few seconds to start the calibration.

Users can now check whether the wireless Internet connection is using the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency band under “Connection Status” after selecting Internet in the console setup option.

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