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How do I reset my Nintendo Network ID?


  1. Visit the Forgot NNID website.
  2. Enter the E-Mail Address associated with your account into the appropriate field.
  3. Select either Birth Date or Nickname. Select Send.
  4. An e-mail with your Nintendo Network ID(s) will be sent to the e-mail address associated to your Nintendo Network account.

How to Delete your Nintendo Network ID!

Recovering my Nintendo Network ID

Are you trying to reset your Nintendo Network ID? Have you tried everything?

If so, don’t give up! There are a few more steps that may work for you. Here are the best places to look next.

1) Make sure your Wii U is connected to the internet and has been updated with the latest software version. If it is not, try updating it first. You can find out how on this page: [[Link]]

2) Check if there’s an update for your Nintendo 3DS family system via System Settings > Other Settings > Software Update (or go directly here). Update if necessary and then try again with the Reset ID process above on both systems. Remember, any updates will have already been applied to your Nintendo Network ID on the Wii U, but you will need to update your Nintendo 3DS family system’s version of NNID to match: Link

3) Make sure that both systems, the Wii U and 3DS family system, are connected to the internet. You can’t sign into a Nintendo Network ID on just one of them alone.

4) On your Wii U as well as the 3DS family system you wish to remove from this NNID account, make sure you have parental controls turned on if applicable. This is important because it will allow only those with an adult friend code linked (aged 18+) from removing an NNID from their account even if they don’t have a child associated with that console. You can find out how to set parental controls on your Wii U here: [[Link]]

5) If the above steps have not worked, try this next. On your Nintendo 3DS family system go to System Settings > Other Settings > Data Transfer from one system to another. Select “Erase all data on this system”, then select “Yes” and follow the prompts on screen to do so. When this is completed you will reboot automatically back into System Settings. Now try adding your NNID account back using an adult friend code again as before. If none of these options work for you, please contact us via email at [email protected]. We’ll be happy to investigate further with you!

How do I change my Nintendo Network ID?

Once you’ve created an account, it’s permanent and can’t be changed. There is no way to alter this data other than to create a new Nintendo Network ID. To establish a new one on your system, you don’t need to delete the current Nintendo Network ID.

How do I delete my old Nintendo Network ID?

From the HOME Menu, choose System Settings. Choose Nintendo Network ID Settings. Select Other. Select Delete Nintendo Network ID. If prompted, enter the 4-digit PIN and select OK. Select your reason for deletion from the drop-down menu on the screen.

What happens if you delete your Nintendo Network ID?

It’s not possible to create a new account with the same username that has already been used. Once it is removed, the username is no longer accessible. Only delete your Nintendo Network ID if you don’t want to use it or access purchases made using it (on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS).

How do I unlink a Nintendo Network ID from a old 3DS?

Go to the account management section on your Nintendo Account and sign in. Select User information, then scroll down to the Linked accounts area and select Edit. Unlink an NNID from your Nintendo Account by clicking the checkmark next to Nintendo Network ID to remove the connection.

How do I set up a new Nintendo Network ID?

Go to the Nintendo Account website and sign in using your Nintendo Account. Click User information, then scroll down to the Linked accounts area and select Edit. … Click the box next to Nintendo Network ID. Add your NNID and password as directed by on-screen instructions.

What do I do if I forgot my Nintendo Network ID password?

Forgot your password? Fill out the relevant boxes with your Nintendo Network ID and E-Mail Address. Before a temporary password may be generated, you will be prompted to confirm your e-mail address if you have not already done so.

Does deleting Switch user delete games?

Unlinking a Nintendo Account from a Nintendo Switch console does not delete the account or any of its purchases. The account will still be accessible, and it may be linked to another user account in the future.

Is Nintendo Network ID Safe?

I went through the first round of surveys. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it’s most likely that NNID passwords have been stolen. 92.7 percent of compromised accounts with a unique password (not used elsewhere) had their NNID linked. It was previously utilized on previous WiiU and Nintendo 3DS systems.

Is Nintendo Network ID same as Nintendo account?

What is the difference between a Nintendo Network ID and a Nintendo Account? The quick answer is that an NNID is used to make purchases on the Wii U and 3DS, while a Nintendo Account may be used to make purchases on the Switch. Those points may be used to acquire rewards that can be utilized across all of your Nintendo devices.

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