‘SwitchBuddy’, a mobile app, makes it easy to transfer Switch screenshots to your phone
Players can now review their uploaded screenshots in a brand new gallery in version 1.6.0. For the best viewing experience, screenshots are organized by game and sorted by date. A full-screen image viewer with smooth zoom and gestures is available. The “tap and hold” gesture on gallery thumbnails can be used to share screenshots via a native share sheet. The new version adds a third export option to the app, in addition to the Gallery. The Gallery uses in-app storage as its source, and exported files can also be accessed through the iOS Files app for backup and other purposes.
That’s fine – it works – but the process could be smoother, which is where SwitchBuddy comes in. Developed by Filip Němeček, this mobile app has been around for a while now and aims to make transferring a bit less of a pain by essentially streamlining Bit’s “Save to Camera Roll”. You’ll still need to select the images you want on your Switch and “Send to Smart Device” (feel free to check out our guide if you need more info on this), but while the option to Nintendo requires you to tap and hold each image individually to save them to your device, SwitchBuddy has an interface that does the same thing with just the press of a button. On iOS, it also has the option to save screenshots directly to iCloud Drive if you don’t want to clog up your camera roll.
More minor new features include a new “Problems” screen to help troubleshoot Switch connection issues and an email support option. The latest addition is aimed at players playing in docked mode. With the new viewfinder zoom (up to 10x), it is now possible to comfortably scan the QR code for the connection without getting up and approaching the TV. Original story: Being in the business of writing about video games, we spend a lot of time transferring screenshots from our devices to our phones or PCs – perhaps more than most. Some of us have set up nifty capture cards that immediately record to the hard drive, but the rest of us rely on Nintendo’s own screenshot transfer solution, which either transfers the micro SD card on your PC, or scanning a QR code on your Switch with your smartphone and saving each screenshot to your Camera Roll individually.
SwitchBuddy also allows you to tweet or forward the selected image(s) through various apps to any recipient you choose without downloading them yourself, if you prefer. Watch our own tests where we uploaded these rather enticing images of Blasphemous and Metroid Dread: Improved speed and usability? Folder selection? Color themes? Looks like Nintendo could learn a thing or two. The app is free to download/use and is available on the App Store, Google Play or the SwitchBuddy website.
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