The upcoming update of the Nintendo Switch Online app will not be available on older iOS and iPadOS versions. To enjoy the latest version of the app, users must have iPhone and iPad models compatible with iOS 14.0 or later.
The Nintendo Switch Online app gives iOS users access to game-specific services, the ability to voice chat during online game-play and view their online friends. The app includes game-specific services for titles like Super Smash Bros.™, Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, Splatoon™ 2, and Ultimate.
iPhone 5 and older models will not receive the new Nintendo Switch Online updating coming by the end of the summer
As per the announcement, the new update of Nintendo Switch Online will only be available on devices compatible with iOS 14 or newer and iPadOS 14 or newer versions.
Around the summer of 2022, we plan to update the iOS version of the “Nintendo Switch Online” app. This update will change the operating environment to “iOS version 14.0 or later”.
Please note that the app will not be available on devices with “iOS version 13 or earlier”.
iPhone and iPad models are compatible with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
Here is the list of devices compatible with the new Nintendo Switch Online summer 2022 update:
- iPhone 6s and newer models
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd and 1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th, 6th, and 5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th and 4th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
To enhance their gaming experience on Nintendo Switch, iOS users can down the Nintendo Switch Online app from the App Store for free. The app offers voice chat support for the following games:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Splatoon 2
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Super Mario Party
- SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
- Super Mario Maker 2
- MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Animal Crossing: New Year’s Forest
- World Asobi Complete 51
- Super Mario 3D World + Fury World
- Mario Golf Super Rush
- Mario Party Superstars
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Family Computer & Super
- NINTENDO 64
- Sega Mega Drive