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Nintendo has just released a new firmware update for the Switch. It bumps the system up to version 14.0.0 and while it's not an overly large update, it does add one significant and long-requested feature.

After five years, users now have the ability to create groups of software. This is basically the folder update, which means you can organise your library of games in all sorts of categories. There's a limit of up to 100 groups, with a maximum of 200 titles per group.

So - there you go, you can finally clean up your Switch home menu. In addition to this, Nintendo has changed the volume behaviour of Bluetooth Audio, further enhancing the user experience.

Below are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official support page:

Ver. 14.0.0 (Released March 21, 2022)

"Groups" feature was added to the All Software menu.

  • You can now create groups of software to help organize your software titles.
  • Making groups for different game genres, developers, or whatever you’d like to organize by may make it easier to find the application you want.
    • Up to 100 groups can be created with a max of 200 titles per group.
  • The button to proceed to the "All Software" screen is displayed only when there are 13 or more software title icons on the system.
  • For more information, see How to Create Groups of Software.

Bluetooth® Audio volume behavior was changed.

  • You can now adjust the volume of Bluetooth audio devices using either the Nintendo Switch™ console or through volume control buttons on the Bluetooth audio device.
    • The Bluetooth audio device must support AVRCP profiles for these changes to work.
  • The volume displayed on the console will reflect the Bluetooth audio volume when using the device’s control buttons.
  • The maximum volume output for some Bluetooth audio devices has been increased.
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