Nintendo Switch emulator for Android
Switch Emulator is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra, compatible with Android OS devices.
It is written in Java with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for smartphone and tablet.
Most of the development happens on GitHub. It’s also where our central repository is hosted.
If you want to contribute please take a look at the Contributor’s Guide and Developer Information.
You should as well contact any of the developers on Discord in order to know about the current state of the emulator.
As well, the emulator runs on Android 9.0 and up on 64-bit Android devices.
The iOS version of Switch emulator is in alpha and should not be expected to work as well as the Android counterpart.
RAM speed or the amount of RAM generally has no effect on emulation speed.
The beta program is now closed, the final version is aviable on the link below.
The latest stable version of Switch emulator is a good choice to start with: it works with a lot of games and is well tested.
Development versions have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.
Our buildbot provides each revision of Dolphin in four variants on the main site:
- Android APKs for 64-bit Android 9.0+ (32bit in alpha version)
- RAM: 6 GB minimum (or higher)
- CPU: octa core 2.0 GHz (or higher)
- Display: 1080p (or higher)
We no longer distribute beta version builds on our website, requiring users to build from source.
Please see our Building Switch beta guide for instructions.
Nintendo Switch Emulator for Android OS: switch-mmj2232c.apk
- Download file on the link button
- Open a File manager
- Select the folder containing the downloaded file
- Open the file .apk
- Press install button
- Launch the app