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The Nintendo Switch does not offer the most complete operating system of all that we can find on a console, but there are still functions that are still unknown by many users . Some may not change your life, but they may bring you a little extra and improve the way you use Nintendo’s best-selling laptop.
Enable Nintendo Switch Dark Mode
The dark mode has become the obsession of many users, despite being a suitable option for OLED screens due to the energy savings it entails. But hey, it is also understandable that many are struck by that darker aesthetic that sometimes gives a more pro look.
Be that as it may, on your Nintendo Switch you can also activate the dark mode and it is very easy to do:
- Access the Console Settings from the main screen
- Now click on Themes
- Then you just have to activate the Black option to enjoy the dark mode
As you can see it is very simple and if you like to change the appearance of your console interface or avoid being dazzled when you play at night and go to the main screen, go ahead.
Within the accessibility options, Nintendo incorporated a Zoom function that, as its name suggests, allows you to magnify the image you are seeing on the screen. This is not only useful for all those people who have some type of vision problem and that prevents them from enjoying the console like other users, it can also be interesting for all those games whose texts are too small.
To activate Zoom on Nintendo Switch , all you have to do is the following:
- Access system settings
- Go to the Accessibility menu
- Activate the Zoom option
Ready, now with a double click on the Home button you can activate the zoom and see more closely elements of the games or even the operating system itself and its menus. In addition, this zoom level is customizable, so it is interesting to know this option.
If you are one of those who play for a while on Nintendo Switch, then go to PlayStation or Xbox, etc., it is likely that on more than one occasion you have ended up a bit confused with the issue of controls. Because of how each manufacturer organizes and defines its buttons, there are titles that are controlled in one way on one platform and differently on another.
Nintendo Switch gives you the option to remap the controls in the same way that you could do, for example, on a PC. To make this assignment change to each button you just have to do this:
- Go to the console settings
- Access Controls and sensors
- Then a Change button assignment
From there, it is only a matter of adjusting the Joy Con, Pro Controller or any other control in the way that you like the most or most convenient at all times.
Parental controls to self-analyze yourself
Parental controls are designed so that the smallest of the house do not spend more time playing than they should. However, these can also be used to obtain information that could be useful to you, such as how long you use the console, know exactly which games you spend more time on, etc.
What’s more, an interesting use can also be to prevent anyone from touching the console when you are not in front. Simply assign a lock code and even without being a function designed for it, it will work for you.
All these controls are accessible through the Nintendo Parental Control application for iOS and Android, from which we tell you all about their use and configuration recently.
If you understand Japanese, change region
The Nintendo Switch does not have limitations by region , any console can install the games and applications that are launched in other countries such as the United States or Japan if, for example, you live in Spain.
To do this, all you have to do is access said content and that implies either creating a secondary account that you will also configure on the console or changing the region temporarily within the settings of your Nintendo account.
Doing so may not seem interesting at all, but if you have knowledge of Japanese it is true that you could access the Japanese eShop and the demos that come out first in that country or that never directly reach the rest of the world. Or those games that run on Nintendo Cloud Streaming and are not available in all countries.