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Can you unlink a Nintendo switch account?


Select “System Settings” on the HOME menu. Scroll down to highlight “Users,” then select the appropriate user account to access Profile Settings. Scroll down at the bottom of the settings and select “Unlink Nintendo Account.” Then, select “Confirm” in order to unlink the Nintendo account from your device’s system.


Yes. You will need to contact Nintendo support (unlinking is a technical process that is not available over the phone). Due to the nature of unlinking, all data associated with the account will be permanently deleted. After unlinking accounts, if you wish to use your Nintendo switch on multiple consoles then you will need to set up an additional new account and re-download all software for each console from scratch – so make sure you have everything downloaded before attempting this process.

What will happen to my Nintendo switch games if I unlink my accounts?

Nintendo Switch has a feature that allows registered consoles to share eShop purchases using the same Nintendo Account. However, after unlinking your accounts any of these eShop purchases will require you to re-download or pay again if you wish to use them on your new console. For example, if you have paid for and downloaded Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for one account and then linked another account with it, when unlinking the second account from this console it will be reverted back to the standard version of the game – meaning that all saved data associated with the deluxe edition (including all the characters/tracks) will be lost.

How Do I Unlink A Nintendo Account From A Banned Switch?

Can I use my Nintendo switch on multiple consoles with a single eShop account?

Yes, as long as you are using that one account on only one console at any time. Each eShop account linked to your system (regardless of whether or not it is active) will prevent you from linking another until it has been unlinked and removed by Nintendo support. This means if you use multiple consoles regularly then ensure that you have separate accounts for each – all data associated with the first will need to be deleted before your new account can be set up. Please note: If you plan to get rid of an old console that is still set up with a Nintendo account, make sure you have removed any account information (such as credit card details) and that the console has been de-registered from your shop profile before disposing of it.

Why can’t I unlink my accounts?

You are logged into the correct Nintendo Account. You will not be able to unlink accounts if you are using separate accounts on different consoles or cannot log in with your regular account. This is because there is not a consistent way for Nintendo to match up which Switch Console ID corresponds to what eShop account. Therefore, it is very difficult for them to help us manually direct traffic towards the appropriate support documents/representatives we need to talk with directly in order to remove accounts.

You have connected to the Nintendo network on the device you want to unlink. If you are using multiple consoles or handhelds, then check that console and/or system is connected to the internet before contacting Nintendo support.

You have a valid payment method registered for your Nintendo eShop account (the same one that was used when purchasing software). This cannot be removed without first uninstalling your games by deleting the data from your internal memory or SD card and/or moving the third party content onto another console (to allow us to talk with our partner’s support team directly as mentioned above). As we stated earlier, uninstalling all of this data will permanently delete it so ensure any games / DLC are backed up if necessary.

You have not purchased or downloaded software for a console that is different from the one you are currently using (this will prevent us from speaking with our partners directly to get your account unlinked / unlinking any purchases made on a different account before you contact Nintendo support).

If none of these conditions apply, then please try contacting Nintendo support directly: https://support.nintendo.com/switch/play-online/. If they say no, and that they can’t unlink accounts then please provide them with the following information beforehand: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoSwitchTroubleshooting/posts/785557688007460. If you speak to someone in a different country, then please be aware that we cannot provide support for European Nintendo support – please contact them directly at https://support.nintendo.com/contactus/.

When trying to get onto the shop from the menu you will constantly receive an error or won’t let you sign in at all. This is usually due to incorrect network settings (IP address) or your console not being connected to the internet. To fix this follow these steps: 1 – go into the system settings and select Internet connection 2 – click “configure” Under “connection information”, make sure all of the information listed there (that you know is correct) is entered correctly and try to connect. If that doesn’t work, turn off the switch, then on it again. If your shop still isn’t working, open up the menu and select Recent > Software Update. It may take a while for the update to download but just wait until it does.

We now recommend using an external hard drive for this rather than buying an SD card, as they’re more reliable and offer higher capacities at lower prices per gigabyte (at time of writing). Please note: An external hard drive will not download updates or save data (e.g trophies), so make sure you complete these before removing the microSD card.

To back up and copy all save data currently on your console, press the “Copy to USB Storage Device” button below the list of software titles. This will take a while to complete, but you’ll be able to play games as usual during this time. Once it’s finished copying the files, you can eject the Micro-SD card from your system and use it or any other compatible storage medium with another device (you cannot use it in our products). Please note that if there is an error removing one game’s save data, the entire process will stop and you’ll have to start over.

Connect a USB storage device to your Switch console and select it as the system’s primary storage device from the System Settings menu in Your Home Menu.

Navigate to /Nintendo Switch/Update Data – you should see two folders in there called “title##” for every launched software title on your Switch (e.g. 008 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild). Copy these folders onto your USB drive, then disconnect the drive and store it somewhere safe. If anything happens with our games or if we release an update that enables compatibility with future content, you can either copy the title## folders back onto your console or use an internet connection to go into System Update mode (instructions below) and download the updates directly from Nintendo.

Can you unlink a Nintendo switch account?

Select “System Settings” on the HOME menu. Scroll down to highlight “Users,” then select the appropriate user account to access Profile Settings. Scroll down at the bottom of the settings and select “Unlink Nintendo Account.” Then, select “Confirm” in order to unlink the Nintendo account from your device’s system.

How do I unlink a Nintendo Account?

Visit the Nintendo Account website and sign in to your account. Click User info, then scroll down to the Linked accounts section and click Edit. To unlink an NNID from your Nintendo Account, click the checkmark next to Nintendo Network ID to remove the link.

Can you link a Nintendo Account to multiple profiles?

Your Nintendo Account can be linked to other accounts, such as a Facebook, Twitter, Apple, or Google account. In order to sign in with these accounts, you may need their username and password.

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