Can Games Download In Sleep Mode Switch


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Software and add-on content can be downloaded to your Nintendo Switch system while it is in sleep mode when it is connected to the Internet and there is sufficient space on the system memory or inserted microSD card. Downloads can also be initiated from your PC or smartphone while the system is in sleep mode.

What to do

  1. Ensure your system has the latest system update.
  2. Restart the console by holding down the POWER Button. for at least 3 seconds, then select Power Options and then Restart.
  3. Confirm your system has an active Internet connection.
    • If you are connected to your wireless router over Wi-Fi, make sure the system remains in range of the router when it is placed in sleep mode with no metal or electronic equipment in between.
  4. If you are connected to the Internet via a wired (LAN) connection, go to System Settings and select Sleep Mode, then turn On the setting “Maintain Internet Connection in Sleep Mode”.
  5. Verify the current amount of storage space. on your Nintendo Switch system. If you do not have enough space to complete the download, follow our options to expand the available memory or free up currently used storage space.

Situation not resolved

Try completing the download with your system on and out of sleep mode. If the issue persists when not in sleep mode, follow our steps for when Download of Software or Update Data is Stuck.

Although Nintendo's new Switch handheld-and-console hybrid supports remote game downloads via Wi-Fi, it actually won't download digital eShop games in Sleep Mode.


Earlier tonight I bought Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment from the Nintendo Switch's eShop, expecting the console to auto-download the game while it's sleeping in its cradle. However I soon found out that the Switch tablet's Sleep Mode functionality isn't the same as the PS4, and it won't download games while asleep.

According to the status message sent by Nintendo, the Switch has to be awakened out of Sleep Mode before it will download digital eShop games. 'Your download will begin once you wake your Nintendo Switch from Sleep mode. The time required to download may vary. You can check the status of your download via the icon displayed on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu,' read the message.

So this tells us the Nintendo Switch's Sleep Mode turns off all functionality to retain battery life when undocked. It also appears the Switch will not charge attached JoyCon controllers while undocked as well.

Keep an eye out for more Nintendo Switch coverage in the future!

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