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How to expand the storage of the Nintendo Switch OLED

64 GB just isn’t enough for today’s games.

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After four years of dominating the handheld gaming market with the original Nintendo Switch, Nintendo finally released an upgrade. The Nintendo Switch OLED version was released in October 2021, and it features a couple of nice improvements.

The most obvious improvement is the screen. This time around, Nintendo went with a 7″ OLED screen for 720p gaming. It’s not the 4K screen that some were expecting, but it’s definitely an improvement.

Nintendo also went with a little more storage this time around. Instead of having 32 GB of internal storage, the OLED version doubles up to 64 GB of storage with the OLED version. But with today’s games, 64 GB still won’t get you very far.

Add an SD card to expand storage on the Nintendo Switch OLED version

Fortunately, there’s a way you can expand the storage on the Switch OLED version. Just like with the original version of the Switch, the OLED version has a slot where you can add an SD card to increase your storage tremendously. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make sure your Switch is powered off

  2. Open the kickstand and slide the microSD card in until it clicks into place nintendo switch oled sd card

  3. Power the console back on

Once you’ve completed those steps, you’ll be good to go. From there, you can access your device’s system settings and see the additional storage drive that you’ve added.

All you need to upgrade the storage on your Nintendo Switch OLED version is a microSD card like this one, and you’re ready to store all kinds of new games on your system.

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