Nintendo Switch is a popular online video gaming console with which you can download and play games such as Pokemon, Animal Crossing, New Horizons, Super Smash Bros – Ultimate, Splatoon, etc. A Nintendo user account is mandatory to use the Nintendo Switch online services, My Nintendo loyalty service, or purchase off-device software. Anyone with age 13 or older can create a Nintendo Account using an email address. The users can take advantage of unlinking the Nintendo account from their Nintendo Switch for any valid reason. The article will guide you on how to unlink Nintendo Account from Switch in brief.
With that note, the users should remember that upon unlinking the Nintendo account from the Nintendo Switch, the user will lose the games linked to that account. Once the Nintendo account is liked to a user account, you cannot undo the link. i.e., you need to delete the user account to unlink the Nintendo Account. It is to note that deleting the user account will delete the saved data from the account and the console.
How to Unlink Nintendo Account from the Nintendo Switch
#1. Power on your Nintendo Switch.
#2. Go to the Home Menu.
#3. Tap the System Settings gear icon at the bottom.
#4. On the left sidebar, scroll down and select the Users option.
#5. On the User Settings page, choose the user profile, which you want to unlink from the Nintendo switch.
#6. Tap the Unlink Nintendo Account option.
#7. If prompted, then enter your four-digit Account PIN to proceed.
#8. Tap the Continue button to confirm the action.
#9. Finally, tap the Unlink button on the pop-up screen to confirm again to unlink your account from the Nintendo switch.
Important: Once you have unlinked your account from the Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t mean your user account is deleted. You need to delete the account manually otherwise it will still be active. If you decided to use the same account, fortunately, you can re-link the account at any time before deleting it.
How to Delete the User Profile on Nintendo Switch
. On the home screen, tap on the System Settings gear icon.
. Select Users from the menu list.
. Tap on the User Profile which you want to delete from your Nintendo switch.
. Click on the Delete User button at the bottom of the screen.
. If prompted, then enter your Account PIN.
. Tick the Delete check box and tap the Next button.
. On the next screen, tap Delete this user to delete the desired user profile.
. On the pop-up screen, tap OK to complete the process.
Once your user account is deleted from the Nintendo switch, all your saved data, purchased or downloaded games, and information will be deleted permanently. You cannot restore your data after the deletion process. So, try to back up or restore all your data to the Cloud service. Meanwhile, you shall learn to delete the games on Nintendo Switch.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, only one primary account is allowed on the Nintendo Switch. But you can add up to eight devices under one Nintendo Switch account.
1. Tap on the System Settings gear icon.
2. Select User Settings.
3. Tap Link Nintendo Account.
4. Choose the Sign In and Link option or Create Account option, as per your preference.
5. Follow the screen instruction to finish the process to link a new primary Nintendo Account.
Nintendo Switch costs around $3.99 a month, $7.99 to $79.99/year based on your subscription plan.