Has your Nintendo Switch been gathering dust in the closet for some time, or has your eye fallen on the OLED version because of its delightful display? Before you throw your handheld console out the door, it’s best not to forget a few important steps.
Despite the new content, have you had it with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe by now or do you simply want to sell your Switch before the Switch 2 appears? Then resetting your Switch is the first thing you’ll want to do.
Sell Nintendo Switch
If you sell your Nintendo Switch, you obviously don’t want all your personal information to be viewable by the new owner. You may even have added another payment method to your account. Obviously, this info is not meant to end up in someone else’s hands.
Before you restore your device to factory settings, it’s useful to know that this will cause you to lose some data. If you don’t want to lose your save files, you can save them by subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online and transfer your saved data to the cloud.
Time for a new one? (Image: Nintendo )
This is how to reset it
Resetting your Nintendo Switch is really a piece of cake. Go to System Settings and scroll all the way down. Select System and again scroll to the bottom of the menu. Here, select Clear System Data and then Restore Factory Defaults.
You’ll see another warning about what data will be deleted. If you’ve already backed up your data or don’t need it, you can press “Okay. It will take several minutes for your Switch to completely reset. By the way, if you don’t buy a new Switch, you can delete your Nintendo account via the browser if necessary.