How to Perform a System Update on 3DS

Complete these steps Turn on your system and access the System Settings by tapping the Wrench icon. Tap Other Settings. Tap the right arrow to reach page 4 (if using a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, or New Nintendo 2DS XL) or page 5 (if using a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL). Tap System Update. More items...

If you’ve recently purchased a new Nintendo 3DS XL, it’s important to keep the system up to date with the latest available version of the software. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to perform a system update on your 3DS XL.

First, make sure you are connected to the internet. If you’re not sure how to connect your device to the internet, you can refer to other online guides.

Once you’re connected to the internet, scroll over until you see the icon that looks like a wrench or a spanner. Tap on it to open the system settings. You’ll be able to see what version of the software you’re currently running.

If there is a new version available, you can update your system by going to “Other Settings” and then tapping on “System Update.” From there, follow the prompts to connect to the internet and update your system.

It’s important to note that you should plug in your device to the AC adapter to ensure that the system does not lose power during the update. Once you’ve plugged in your device, tap on “OK” and wait for the update to complete. Do not turn off the device during the update process.

Once the update is complete, the system will automatically restart. Open the system settings again to check that the version number has changed.

Updating your 3DS XL is a straightforward process that ensures you have the latest features and improvements. We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to perform a system update on your 3DS XL.


Why won't my 3DS do a system update?
Check for wireless interference. A system update requires a steady Wi-Fi signal, so a weak signal can prevent a system update from completing. Reset your internet connection. Turn off your modem and router, then turn them back on and try updating again.
How do I manually update my 3DS game?
From the HOME Menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon and tap Open.On the upper left of the screen, tap Menu.Scroll down and select Settings / Other.Under the section titled History, select Updates.You will see a list of the titles you have downloaded. ... Tap Update.More items...
Can I still update my 3DS?
The previous update for the 3DS line was released in September 2022. Since then, Nintendo also officially shut down the system's eShop earlier this year in March and is no longer selling games on this digital storefront. Fortunately, you can still download your existing purchases.
How to do a system reset on a 3DS?
Select the System Settings icon on the HOME Menu, and tap Open.Tap Other Settings.For Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS, tap the right arrow three times until you reach page four, then tap Format System Memory. ... Tap OK when asked if you are ready to connect to the Internet.More items...