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How to Register an E-mail Address to a Supervised Nintendo Account

Instructions on registering an e-mail address to a supervised Nintendo Account.

Additional Information:  

  • Supervised Nintendo Account owners age 13 or older can register an e-mail address to their account if they have not already done so.


  • Registering an e-mail address allows users to manage their own Nintendo Account settings, link social media accounts (Facebook, Google, Twitter or Apple ID), and sign up to receive newsletters.


  • Registering an e-mail address to a supervised Nintendo Account does not change the family group status or any parental controls that are set for the account.


Complete These Steps:  

  1. Log into the supervised Nintendo Account where you want to register the e-mail address.


  2. Select “User info.”


  3. Scroll down and select “Register an e-mail address.”

    • This option is available to Nintendo Accounts for users age 13 and older, that have not yet registered an e-mail address. 

    • If this option does not appear, you have already registered an e-mail address or you are not yet old enough.


  4. Click “Send code” to send a 6-digit verification code to the e-mail address associated to the family group admin (a parent or guardian account). 

    • The family group admin (a parent or guardian) will need to provide the verification code for security.


  5. When the e-mail arrives, have your parent or guardian provide the 6-digit verification code included in the e-mail.


  6. Enter the code and select “OK.”


  7. Enter the e-mail address you want to register to the supervised Nintendo Account, and select “Register.”


  8. A 4-digit verification code will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. When you receive the e-mail, enter the code and click “OK.” 

    • Your verification code should arrive within a few minutes. 

    • If it has been over one hour since you requested the verification code but you have not received an e-mail, make sure that you are entering your e-mail address correctly, and click "Resend verification code" to have a new verification code sent.


  9. Select “OK” again to complete the registration.