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How to delete a Nintendo Switch account

Check out the step by step how to delete a Nintendo Switch account, and make space on the console to include new users

The Nintendo Switch is a console aimed at the whole family, and therefore allows up to 8 (eight) people to create user accounts on the same console. However, it is possible that one of them will no longer have access, and will need to be removed. Next, you will learn how to delete a Nintendo Switch account.

Nintendo Switch and user accounts

The Nintendo Switch supports up to 8 user accounts per console, allowing it to be used by multiple members of the same family, without having to share the same profile.

At the same time, a user account can be linked to more than one Switch, but the same account cannot run the same game on more than one console at the same time.

How to delete a Nintendo Switch account

The option to delete a Nintendo Switch account is usually assigned to the user who has the primary (primary) account on the console. If you are this user, do the following:

How to delete a Nintendo Switch account
  1. Access the Nintendo Switch option “System Settings” (“System Settings”);
  2. Scroll down to the “User” option and select the user account you want to delete;
  3. Scroll down to the “Delete User” option and confirm;
  4. If the security settings are active, the Switch can ask for the security PIN number. Enter it and confirm;
  5. Mark the “Delete” page and select “Next” (“Next”);
  6. Select the option “Delete this user” (“Delete this user”) and confirm.

And ready.

How to unlink a Nintendo account

In some cases, a user account may be linked to a Nintendo account, in which case the account cannot be deleted immediately. To do this, you must first unlink the account, but the process is very similar:

  1. Access the option “System Settings” (“System Settings”);
  2. Scroll down to the “User” option and select the user account you want to delete;
  3. Scroll down to the option “Unlink Nintendo account” (“Unlink Nintendo account”) and confirm;
  4. If the security settings are active, the Switch can ask for the security PIN number. Enter it and confirm;
  5. Select “Continue” (“Continue”) and then “Unlink” (“Unlink”);
  6. The Nintendo account will be unlinked from the user account.

Once the Nintendo Switch user account is no longer linked to a Nintendo account, proceed with the process of deleting the profile as normal.

Finally, remember that it is not possible to delete a Nintendo Switch account if it is the only user account on the console.

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