Nintendo is one of the famous gaming companies based in Japan. It develops and publishes games and consoles. Apart from the games, it also offers hardware such as Nintendo Switch Systems, similar to Xbox and PlayStation. If you want to play and access the apps released by Nintendo, you need an account. It can be created easily with an email address or social media accounts. You can also create a Nintendo account for children under 17. It has a parental control feature so parents can manage and keep track of their child’s accounts. Sometimes, you might feel bored and need a break from playing video games. In that case, you can delete your Nintendo Switch account. Besides this, you can even delete Nintendo Switch user profile if you don’t want to delete the account.
How to Delete a Nintendo Switch Account
Nintendo supports deleting your account at any time, and it will hardly take a few minutes of your time.
Quick Guide: Go to the Nintendo website > Sign In > Sign In button > enter login details > Profile > Settings > Other Settings > Account Delete > Delete and Proceed > Ok.
. On your web browser, head to Nintendo’s official website.
. Select Sign in at the top right corner.
. Choose the Sign in option again.
. Enter your registered email address or sign-in ID and enter the password. Tap the Sign in button to log in to your Nintendo Account.
. From the top right corner, tap on your Profile icon.
. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
. Tap Other Settings on the left sidebar.
. Click the Account Delete button at the bottom.
. On the pop-up screen, read the message regarding the deletion of your account.
. Finally, tap the Delete and Proceed button and enter your Nintendo account password to confirm the action.
. Click the OK button to get done with the deletion.
If you have changed your mind, you can reactivate the deleted account after 30 days of the deletion period. If you have crossed the grace period of 30 days, your account will be deleted permanently, and you can’t restore it. You will lose your saved data and personal information from your account but not your Nintendo Network ID.
How to Delete the Nintendo Switch User Account
You can delete the user profile under the main Nintendo Switch account with the procedure given below. The method works if you want to delete your child’s Nintendo account.
. Navigate to the System Settings on the Nintendo Switch Account from the Home menu.
. Select Users from the drop-down list.
. Choose the User Profile that you want to delete.
. Tap Unlink Nintendo Account at the bottom of the screen.
. Enter your Pin and then tap Continue and then click the Unlink option.
. Return to your user profile and select the Delete User option.
. Enter the Pin (if you have the Parental Control Pin) and tick the Delete Checkbox.
. Tap Next and finally tap the Delete this user button.
. Hit Ok to complete the process.
In Nintendo, you can use up to 8 Nintendo accounts for a Nintendo Switch console in a single time. But if you delete your Nintendo Account, all the user accounts will also get deleted. When you delete your account permanently, you will lose all your Mission status, points, and rewards on the Nintendo game, also your purchased content, saved data, discounts, and coupons. Besides this, you shall even unlink the Nintendo Switch Account from Switch.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can reactivate your account within 30 days of the grace period of the deletion request.
1. Visit Nintendo’s official site.
2. Sign in using the Nintendo account credentials.
3. Tap the Reactivate button to restore your account.
Yes. You can cancel the membership by terminating the auto-renewal option on your Nintendo account.
Yes. You can delete your Nintendo Network ID permanently.
You need a password to delete your account. If you have forgotten your password, try to reset it and then delete your Nintendo account.