How To Check Nintendo Switch Error History | NEW & Updated 2021

Gaming consoles usually encounter errors from time to time, regardless of how polished their design and system is. This is the why the Nintendo Switch has a feature that tracks the recent errors that occurred in the system for future reference. This function is useful especially if an error needs to be reported to Nintendo support at a later time. If you haven’t discovered where to locate this feature yet, then continue reading as we will guide you how to check Nintendo Switch error history in this article.

Gaming consoles usually encounter errors from time to time, regardless of how polished their design and system is. This is the why the Nintendo Switch has a feature that tracks the recent errors that occurred in the system for future reference. This function is useful especially if an error needs to be reported to Nintendo support at a later time. If you haven’t discovered where to locate this feature yet, then continue reading as we will guide you how to check Nintendo Switch error history in this article.

What is Error History on Nintendo Switch?

When the Nintendo Switch console receives an error code, the system automatically stores the information on the error history log. It records ten of the most recent errors that the console has encountered with the latest error found on the top of the list. The Nintendo Switch error history log will show the details of the error code and some may also contain details on how to fix it.   

How to Check the Error History on Nintendo Switch

To check the error history information on your Nintendo Switch, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Home Menu of your Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Select System Settings from the Home Menu.
  3. On the System Settings section, select Support.
  4. Select Error History on the right pane.
  5. A list of recent errors will reflect on the screen including the date and time on when the error code is received.
  6. Each of the recent errors once selected will show the following options:
    • View Details – It provides the information of the error code.
    • Network – This option displays the information of your network settings.
    • Software – It reflects the software information being used at the time of the error code is received on your Nintendo Switch.
    • System – This option shows the software being used when the error happened on the Nintendo Switch.
    • The Nintendo Switch console’s serial number and the system version will also display in this section.
  7. Press the Home Button on your Joy-con to close the System Settings menu.

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