With the latest software update, your Nintendo Switch has released your player data via Google Analytics. The Nintendo Switch system update to version 11.0.0 was released last week, and the new software patch actually brought some significant changes to the table. The most important functions include the ability to transfer screenshots and videos directly to smartphones by scanning a QR code. the ability to transfer screenshots and videos to a PC using a USB cable; Nintendo Switch Online now accessible through the main menu and much more.
With all of the cool new features, the fact that Nintendo enabled a setting to share your gamer data through Google Analytics isn’t cool. For better privacy, you should disable this.
Nintendo Switch: Update to software version 11.0.0
Before turning off data sharing on your Nintendo Switch, make sure you have updated your console to the latest software version in order to take advantage of all the new features. Follow these steps to update your Nintendo Switch.
- Go to System settings on your switch.
- Scroll down and tap system.
- Tap System update to prepare for the new update.
- Finally hit To update to start the process.
After the update is complete, your Nintendo Switch will restart before you can use it.
Nintendo Switch: Disable data sharing via Google Analytics
After you’ve updated to the latest software on your Nintendo Switch, you can turn off data sharing through Google Analytics. Follow these steps.
- Go from the homepage to Nintendo’s eShop and log in to your profile.
- Then tap your Profile icon and scroll to the bottom of the page that loads on the next screen.
- Under Google Analytics Settings, tap change.
- Choose Do not share on the next screen.
- Finally, tap changefollowed by typing okay.
This way you can turn off data sharing on your Nintendo Switch at least until the next update. Note that if you have multiple accounts on your Switch, you will need to turn off data sharing for each account individually.
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