How to install Yuzu emulator APK on Android Nintendo Switch

Yuzu emulator install on Android

Yuzu is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra.

It is written in Java with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained also for Android and iOS.

This guide explains how to install Yuzu emulator on mobile devices compatibles with Android OS.


Software requirements

You can find all required data for your device from the link buttons below:

Yuzu emulatorDownload
Title keysNot aviable
Product keysNot aviable

The software requirements for running this application must be met in order for the software to function at all.

System requirements

The hardware requirements for running the application vary depending on your current configuration.

Recommended requirements

OSAndroid 10 (or higher)
CPUOcta core 1.5 GHz (or higher)
RAM6 GB (or more)
Storage64 MB aviable

Our recommended specifications don’t guarantee perfect performance in most games, but rather strive to provide a cost effective recommendation while still considering performance.

Minimum requirements

OSAndroid 9 (or higher)
CPUQuad core 1.5 GHz (or higher)
RAM4 GB (or more)
Storage32 MB aviable

We cannot guarantee the performance of system specifications lower the recommended requirements but you’re always welcome to experiment.

Install emulator

  1. Download file on the link button
  2. Open a File manager
  3. Select the folder containing the downloaded file
  4. Open the file .apk
  5. Press install button
  6. Launch the app
Yuzu emulator configuration on Android


Once you open Yuzu emulator it will ask you to select the folder where you have dumped your Nintendo Switch Game NSP/XCI/NRO files.

Click on use this folder and allow it access.

After that you nintendo to switch games will be loaded and the emulator will open.

Now you’ll notice that it will say incomplete production keys.

Yuzu emulator Android settings

You will need to download or dump the product.keys and title.keys of your Nintendo switch game.

Afterward, open the Yuzu emulator settings.

Now find the keys section, in which there will be 2 options, product keys and title keys.

Now click on production keys and it will ask you to open the folder where you have stored the .key file.

Open the folder and click the prod.key and it will say successfully imported; now do the same with title.key.

Yuzu emulator product titles keys

The game feed will get refreshed once you exit from settings.

Now just click on the switch game you want to play and the game should start.

Install games

  • Download games files with compatible format (NSP/XCI/NRO)
  • Move the game file on the selected folder in settings menu
  • Refresh the game feed

Yuzu emulator is capable of running most commercial games at full speed, provided you meet the necessary hardware requirements.

Some games may be delayed or flashback in the process of running.

This may be related to the performance of the mobile phone, or it may be related to other unknown factors.

Yuzu emulator Android Games

Update emulator

This application is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.

You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version on the download section.

All the updates 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.


This project is licensed under GPL-3.0 license.

  • Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd
  • Android is a trademark of Google LLC

The purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.

The emulator is not related to or endorsed by Nintendo, or derived from confidential materials belonging to Nintendo.

Yuzu emulator Android Info


This guide/tutorial answers the following questions:

  • How do I install Yuzu emulator on Android?
  • How do I download Yuzu emulator APK?
  • Can I play Nintendo Switch games on Android?
  • Can you emulate Nintendo Switch on Android?
  • Can Yuzu emulator run on Android?
  • How can I play XCI files on Android?