System Software 5.0.0 Now Available

Parental Controls, More Icon Choices & More!

Nintendo have released System Software 5.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch and with it have brought a whole host of new features for you to play around with, these include being able to find new friends by linking your account with Facebook and Twitter, as well as this they’ve added Kirby icons for your profile, you can see the official patch notes below.

Added the following system functionality

  • Facebook and Twitter friends that also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions
    • Friend suggestions are based on the Facebook and Twitter accounts you have linked to your Nintendo Account
    • To view your friend suggestions, from the top left of the HOME Menu head to your User Page > Friend Suggestions
    • You must be 13 or older to use this feature
  • Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Digital software purchases made from a PC or smart device will start downloading sooner than previously, even if the Nintendo Switch console is in Sleep Mode
  • Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels
  • To keep the Parental Controls PIN private, the default method for PIN entry has been changed to entering using the Control Stick and buttons instead of the on-screen number pad
    • When prompted to enter you Parental Controls PIN, press and hold the + Button to change between input methods
  • Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization
  • Using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, add specific software titles to your whitelist to exclude them from the console’s Parental Controls Restricted Software setting
    • Play-Time Limit restrictions will still apply even when the software title has been whitelisted.
  • Receive notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

  • Resolved an issue that caused Play Activity to display incorrectly in the Profile section of your User Page

It is also worth noting that there is an update for Joycon available but there are no official patch notes for this at the moment, however if we do hear as to what the update does we’ll be sure to let you know. In the mean time let us know what you think of the update in the comments below.

  • Blanky Blank

    So no folders yet? I’d love that on the Switch. Decent update all the same (news filter is welcome), but I was expecting a bit more from this update.

    • salv-ice

      Hackers from the Switch “scene” are studying this update and they found a lot of security improvements. 5.0 is more of a big security patch than anything features related.