Introduction

The video below details how to wirelessly transfer data from your previous 2DS/3DS systems to the New 3DS XL. If you'd prefer to do a physical transfer, our guide will show you how to manually transfer the data off of your old 2DS/3DS SD card onto the microSD card of the New 3DS XL.

Parts

No parts required.

Video Overview

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  • Start by removing the stylus from the frame of the New 3DS XL.

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Image 1/3: These captive screws will conveniently stay in the rear cover, so don't try to remove them. Image 2/3: Prying from the thumb slots on each side, pull the rear panel off the back of the device. Image 3/3: Prying from the thumb slots on each side, pull the rear panel off the back of the device.
  • Loosen the two captive Phillips #1 screws on the back of the device.

    • These captive screws will conveniently stay in the rear cover, so don't try to remove them.

  • Prying from the thumb slots on each side, pull the rear panel off the back of the device.

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Image 1/1: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.
  • Press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Use a PC to copy the data from the source SD card to the New 3DS XL microSD card.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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