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Check this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to transfer your save data. Including transferring entire island or a single player with this new feature!!!

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What's Save Data Transfer Feature

A Feature To Transfer Data Between 2 Devices

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The Save Data Transfer is a new feature added in Winter Update available from November 19th. This feature allows you to move your save data to another Nintendo Switch system.

2 Types Of Data Transfer

Entire Island TransferAll progress, customization, residents & resident representative, villagers on entire island will be transferred to other Nintendo Switch system
Resident Move (Single Player Transfer)Transfers only one resident to a new Nintendo Switch system. The resident, resident's home, items held by the resident and resident's storage will be transferred to an island on the new Nintendo Switch system

There are two types of data transfer; transferring the entire island and transferring a single resident. If you wish to transfer the whole data to new Nintendo Switch, use Entire Island Transfer. If you wish to move just one resident to a new Nintendo Switch system, use Resident Move.

How To Transfer Save Data

Following contents will be updated once the data transfer feature becomes available

Transfer Data From Title Screen?


Since the data backup feature is available from the title screen, it is likely that the data transfer feature will be available from the title screen as well. We'll update this article once we've confirmed this feature in-game.

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