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How to Reset amiibo Data

Instructions for erasing all data from an amiibo figure on the Nintendo Switch console, including game data, user data, and nickname data.

Complete These Steps:

  1. From the HOME Menu select “System Settings,” then scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select “amiibo”.

  2. Select the data you would like to delete.

    • To delete game data only, select “Delete Game Data.”

    • To delete all data on the amiibo, select “Reset amiibo”.

  3. Hold an amiibo to the NFC touchpoint:

    • On the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model consoles, this is located over the control stick on the Right Joy-Con.

    • On Nintendo Switch Lite, this is located over the right control stick.

    • On the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, this is located over the Nintendo Switch logo at the top-center of the controller.

  4. Review the data to be deleted, then select “OK.”

    • Important:

      Once the data has been deleted, it cannot be restored.

  5. To continue, select “Reset”, then hold the amiibo steady on the NFC touchpoint until the data has been deleted.

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