Install Snapdrop on Nintendo Switch


Share files with nearby devices on the local network. Inspired by Apple's Airdrop.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Snapdrop
To use: Open a web browser on the other computer/smartphone and go to
Now drag and drop files to the website, and the other device will see the files and download them.

Fortunately, Snapdrop is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Snapdrop.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
Snapdrop will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Snapdrop

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Snapdrop.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Tools category.

Now scroll down to find Snapdrop in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Snapdrop for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at