How do I take a screenshot on my Nintendo Switch? Your left Joy-Con has the answer!

You're roaming through the beautiful landscape of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and you come across a breath-taking scene what are you going to do? Take a screenshot of course!

Whether you take screen captures of your progress, cool game visuals, or even just to save an image for later, it's a great way to share some of your favorite in-game memories. I'll show you how to take all the screenshots you want and even how to manage them in your photo album on the Nintendo Switch menu; let's get started!

How to take a screenshot on Nintendo Switch with the Joy-Con Controllers

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers have a dedicated screenshot button, which makes capturing a screenshot a one step process. The square button is located on the left Joy-Con and it's the closest to the bottom of the controller (see picture below).

Once you have pressed the button, you'll hear a camera shutter sound, and a notification in the top left corner of your screen will say "Capture Taken".

How to take a screenshot on Nintendo Switch with the Pro Controller

If you're a fan of the slightly larger and more conventional Pro Controller, you can still take screenshots by pressing one button. The square button is located just left of center on the Pro Controller right above the directional pad and underneath the "-" button (see picture below).

Just like with the Joy-Con Controllers, you'll hear a camera shutter sound and see the "Capture Taken" notification in the top left corner of the screen.

How to view your screenshots on Nintendo Switch

All of your screenshots, whether they are saved to the system memory or a microSD card can all be found in the Album in the switch menu.

  1. Navigate to the Album button on your Home screen.
  2. Press the A button to open.

Here all your screenshots will be displayed.

How to copy a screenshot to a microSD card on Nintendo Switch

If you have a screenshot that was saved to your system memory that you would like to copy onto your microSD card, you can do so in the Album menu.

  1. Navigate to the Album button on your Home screen.
  2. Press the A button to open.
  3. Select the screenshot you want to copy.
  4. Press the A button to get to the Editing and Posting menu.
  5. Select Copy
  6. Select Copy again.
  7. Select OK.

You'll now have two copies of that particular screenshot. One on your system memory and one on your microSD card.

How to copy all screenshots to a microSD card on Nintendo Switch

If you want to transfer all your screenshots from your system memory to your microSD card, you don't have to do it all one at a time! Hallelujah, you can do the all at once in the system settings!

  1. Navigate to the System Settings button on your Home screen.
  2. Press the A button to open.

  3. Select Data Management from the menu.

  4. Select Manage Save Data/Screenshots.

  5. Select Manage Screenshots.

  6. Select System Memory.

  7. Select Copy All Screenshots to microSD Card.

How to delete screenshots on Nintendo Switch

Once you don't need a screenshot anymore, you can delete them at any time.

  1. Navigate to the Album button on your Home screen.
  2. Press the A button to open.

  3. Navigate to the screenshot you want to delete.

  4. Press the X button.

  5. Select all screenshots you want to delete.

  6. Select Delete.

How to delete all screenshots from the system memory on Nintendo Switch

If you want to delete all your screenshots from your system memory, you don't have to do it all one at a time! Hallelujah, you can do the all at once in the system settings!

  1. Navigate to the System Settings button on your Home screen.
  2. Press the A button to open.

  3. Select Data Management from the menu.

  4. Select Manage Save Data/Screenshots.

  5. Select Manage Screenshots.

  6. Select System Memory.

  7. Select Delete All Screenshots From System Memory.

How to delete all screenshots from a microSD card on Nintendo Switch

If you want to delete all your screenshots from your microSD card, you don't have to do it all one at a time! Hallelujah, you can do the all at once in the system settings!

  1. Navigate to the System Settings button on your Home screen.
  2. Press the A button to open.

  3. Select Data Management from the menu.

  4. Select Manage Save Data/Screenshots.

  5. Select Manage Screenshots.

  6. Select MicroSD Card.

  7. Select Delete All Screenshots From microSd Card.

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