How To Use The Hidden Web Browser On Your Nintendo Switch

How To Use The Hidden Web Browser On Your Nintendo Switch


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Nintendo doesn’t provide directions to open the hidden browser. However, there is an unofficial method. This uses SwitchBru DNS, a public DNS server. The process may seem intimidating, but the steps are simple and take only a minute.

1. Press the Home button.

2. Select System Settings, then Internet.

Nintendo Switch home screen screenshotSlashGear

3. Select Internet Settings.

Nintendo Switch network settingsSlashGear

4. Select your Wi-Fi network.

Switch Wifi networks screenshotSlashGear

5. Select Change Settings.

6. Scroll down to DNS Settings, select it, and then choose Manual.

Nintendo Switch network screenshotSlashGear

7. Select Primary DNS.

8. Enter the address for SwitchBru DNS: 045.055.142.122

Nintendo Switch Wifi settingsSlashGear

9. Select OK and then Save.

10. Select Test Connection.

Switch test internet connection screenSlashGear

It will take several seconds for the Switch to connect to your Wi-Fi network, but the final part of the process will appear to fail. This is expected, and it’s the key part of the process that forces the Switch to open its hidden browser. You’ll be greeted with the SwitchBru DNS page in the browser, and there will be a button that says Google featured front and center. Tap that button and the browser will take you to Google Search, after which you can use the internet. Keep in mind, however, that because Nintendo never intended for users to directly access the browser, the app is lacking many features and may not be able to load many elements found on web pages.

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January 25, 2023 at 10:24AM

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