Nintendo Switch update 3.0 adds new stuff like a 'find your controller' function and notifications when friends go online

The latest Nintendo Switch update 3.0 adds a bunch of new features, with a few useful new additions like a vibrate function to find those controllers that have slipped down the back of the sofa, notifications when friends go online and the option to use the Pro Controller via a USB charging cable. 

One thing that seems to be missing is the option to use a keyboard. It's been reported elsewhere but currently seems doesn't seem to be included the firmware details

Here's the full list with all the details: 

Register a channel to receive News for specific games
- To register, head to News > Find Channels

Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
- To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions

Receive notifications when your Friends go online
- To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications

Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
- To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers

Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
- To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order

Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
- To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile

Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
- To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button

Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
- To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume 
(This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled)

Change display colours to Invert Colours or Grayscale
- To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colours

Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
- To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication 
(The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.)

Update connected controllers
- To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers

Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
- To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive 
(User save data is not deleted)

General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:
Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
- Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode

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Leon Hurley
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