How to Reset Nintendo Switch

How to Reset Nintendo Switch

Why You May Need to Reset Your Nintendo Switch?

  • A soft reset can help fix minor software issues, such as crashed games or unreadable cassettes. A soft reset is often used as an initial fix for common problems.
  • Restoring factory settings can help with more serious problems or if you want to erase the Switch’s data. Restoring the Switch to factory settings puts it in a resalable condition and resets all software.
  • A hard reset is used to fix problems that seriously affect your Switch, such as problems that prevent system navigation. A hard reset also restores your Switch to factory settings while preserving saved game data.

Important Thing about Reset Your Nintendo Switch

  • For consoles with system menu version 10.0.0 or later, this process takes approximately five minutes to complete.
  • See the information about what will be lost when you delete all data from the console. Deleted data cannot be recovered.
  • If you want to delete only certain data, you can use the Data Management section of System Settings.
  • An Internet connection is required to format the console.
  • After the console is formatted, any associated Nintendo accounts will still exist and can be relinked to the Nintendo Switch console and accessed at
How to Reset Nintendo Switch - Restoring Factory Settings
  • Select “System Settings” from the main menu.
  • Scroll down to “System” and select it.
  • Get to the very bottom of the menu and pick “Format Options.” You will be asked to enter a Parental Control PIN if the system has one so that you can move on.
  • Pick “Restore Factory Settings” to eliminate all the information in the system memory.
  • Read the information on the screen carefully, then click Next to move on.
  • Click “Restore Factory Settings” to finish the process.
  • With the main unit turned off, press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, then press and hold the Power button.
  • Press and hold these buttons until Maintenance Mode starts.
  • From here, select Initialize Console to erase your data (there is an option to keep your saves).
How to Reset Nintendo Switch - Soft Reset
  • While the system is off, press and hold the power button for 15 seconds.
  • Release the power button, then press it to turn on the system.
  • If your console boots, the reset is complete.

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