How to use the hidden web browser on Nintendo Switch?
Don't know how to surf internet on Nintendo Switch? The Nintendo Switch has a secret browser, but you can’t use it for much. Read this guide learn how to use the hidden web browser on Nintendo Switch. You'll enjoy intenet on Nintendo Switch freely.
"Yesterday I was scrolling through the Nintendo Switch's settings, just because I was bored. When I opened the formatting option I noticed the suboption 'Clear Cache'. The description states that you can "Delete a user's saved IDs and passwords, cookies, browsing history and other cached website data.". I don't have a screenshot or a picture, but you can just look it up yourself.
Is this a sign that an internet browser will come to the Switch in the not too distant future? Or is this an option that has been there for a long time that I was just unaware of? I'm really wondering because I haven't seen someone comment this on this forum. - Pluto14"
Nintendo Switch’s day one patch has arrived, ushering the return of the dreaded Friend Code system. But Nintendo also promised the patch would include a way to connect to public hotspots, which seemed to run counter to the claim that the Switch won’t have a browser given so many public hotspots require you to log in to a captive portal. So how does Nintendo reconcile this paradox? Simply put, by having a browser that can only be used in very limited situations.
Unfortunately, not every device comes out of the box completely perfect. So why is there no internet browser on the Nintendo Switch? The great news is that there are always people working in the periphery to remedy these sorts of problems. The even better news is that you actually can use a web browser on your Switch and you don't have to do anything as warranty breaking as hacking your switch.
The browser is intended for one basic reason: logging in to public hotspots. So far we’ve tried both Starbucks and Vox Media’s own guest network. Logging into the local Google Starbucks portal brings up the familiar coffee-infused webpage that you’d see if logging in from a phone or laptop. From there, you can navigate the page with the touchscreen. You can access the Nintendo Switch web browser by settings.
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How to browse the web on Nintendo Switch?
1. From the dashboard of your Nintendo Switch, scroll over to System Settings.
2. Select Internet.
3. Select Internet Settings
4. Choose the Wi-Fi connection that you are currently connected to.
5. On the settings page for your network, select Change Settings.
6. Scroll down and select DNS Settings.
7. Change the DNS setting from Automatic to Manual.
8. Select your Primary DNS and set it as 045.055.142.122 and save.
9. A screen will pop up saying Settings have been saved. Click OK.
10. You will now see the previous screen. Click on Connect to This Network. Your Switch will now attempt to connect to the network.
11. You will see a prompt that says Registration is required to use this network. Select Next.
12. You will now see the SwitchBru DNS page. All you have to do is click the button that reads Continue to Google.
You now have access to a browser right on your Switch. Once you are done using the browser, all you have to do is go back and set your network DNS from Manual back to Automatic.
I have used this method to get online more than a few times. While it's not totally perfect it is totally effective and I am absolutely grateful to have a workaround to Nintendo's oversight.