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How to hide the minimap in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you find the fact that the minimap in the bottom right corner fades in and out while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons distracting, then, thankfully, you’re in luck. By default, it’s set to disappear when moving and present itself when you stand still, though a second problem with this setup is that it can ruin spontaneous screenshots (not using the NookPhone Camera app). So, to solve all those woes, stick with our guide on how to hide the minimap in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If you’d like to make the minimap stick around permanently to better keep your bearings in Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch instead, we’ll cover that here too.

How to hide the minimap in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

how to hide the minimap in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you want the minimap to stop appearing in any screenshots not taken with the NookPhone Camera app, allowing you to achieve scenic images without distractions like the one above, then follow the steps we’ve laid out below.

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How to turn off the Animal Crossing: New Horizons minimap

  • Boot up Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Press the “ZL” button on your controller
  • Select the “Map” application on your NookPhone
  • Keep pressing “X” to cycle through the available minimap settings
  • Select “Always Off” to disable the minimap completely

How to stop the minimap disappearing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

how to hide the minimap in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you don’t care about taking screenshots or how clean the in-game HUD looks in general, and would rather always know where you are on the island at a glance, then there’s an option for you as well.

How to always keep the minimap on in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Boot up Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Press the “ZL” button on your controller
  • Select the “Map” application on your NookPhone
  • Keep pressing “X” to cycle through the available minimap settings
  • Select “Always On” to stop the minimap going away

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