Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Transfer Tool

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Transfer Tool
NH Island Transfer Tool Key Art.jpg
Key artwork
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date(s) Worldwide November 18, 2020[1]
Language(s) Worldwide English (North America), English (Europe), Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Korean, French (Europe), French (North America), Spanish (Europe), Spanish (North America), Italian, Russian, German, Dutch
Ratings ESRB:  E
Media Nintendo eShop digital download
File size 47 MB
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Transfer Tool is an application for the Nintendo Switch that transfers island data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons between Nintendo Switch consoles. It was released alongside the 1.6.0 Free Winter Update for New Horizons on November 18, 2020.

The Island Transfer Tool is the only way to move New Horizons save data between Nintendo Switch consoles, since the game's save data is tied to the console rather than a specific user on the console.


Screenshot of the application explaining its purpose.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Transfer Tool must be opened on two Nintendo Switch consoles. One console is chosen as the target system and the other as the source system; all New Horizons save data is then transferred from the source system to the target system via local wireless communication. The target system cannot already have New Horizons save data on it. After the transfer is completed, the save data is deleted from the source system.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese 『あつまれ どうぶつの森』島ごと引越しサービス

Korean "모여봐요 동물의 숲" 섬 이사 서비스

Simplified Chinese 《集合啦!动物森友会》全岛转移服务

Traditional Chinese 《集合啦!動物森友會》全島轉移服務


  1. Nintendo of America. "Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Transfer Tool for Nintendo Switch". Archived from the original on October 15, 2023. Retrieved January 9, 2024.

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