Well, just like the Wii U - the Nintendo 3DS has also received a system firmware update today. This bumps the entire family of 3DS systems up to Version 11.16.0-48. It's another "stability" update. There have also been some other minor adjustments.
Like the Wii U update, this also happens to be the first patch for the 3DS in 2022. Here are the official patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's support page:
Ver. 11.16.0-48U (August 29th, 2022)
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
Dataminer OatmealDome has also taken a look at this update - revealing some updates to the eShop, web browser and a few other areas:
Once again, this lines up with the latest phase of the 3DS eShop shutdown, which removes the use of prepaid cards. You can learn more in the following story:
Have you downloaded this update for the 3DS yet? Notice anything else? Leave a comment below.