Nintendo Support

Linking a User to a Nintendo Account

  • Once a Nintendo Account is linked to the User, the system's online features will be available. 

  • Nintendo Accounts for children (age 12 and under) must be created through the parent or guardian’s Nintendo Account. Once the child’s Nintendo Account has been created, it can be linked to Nintendo Switch. 

  1. At any point after you have created a user account select System Settings on the HOME Menu. 

  2. Scroll down to highlight Users, then select the appropriate user account to access the Profile Settings. 

  3. Select Link Nintendo Account

Do you have an existing Nintendo Account or do you need to create a new one?

Linking an existing Nintendo Account

  1. Select Sign In and Link to link an existing Nintendo Account. 

  2. Select the sign in information for your Nintendo Account:

    • Sign in using e-mail address or Sign-In ID: Enter the email address or Sign-In ID and password associated to your account, then click Sign in

    • Sign in with a smart device: Use a smart device to sign in to your Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Account password or other account login information (Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter) and receive a code to enter on Nintendo Switch.

  3. You will receive a confirmation message that your Nintendo Account is now linked to your user account. Click OK to return to the system settings. 

Create and link a new Nintendo Account

  1. Select Create Account to set up a new Nintendo Account.

    • Optional - On the following screen, you can request an e-mail with instructions to link your Nintendo Account with a confirmation code. 

  2. On your PC or smart device, visit http://accounts.nintendo.com and create a Nintendo Account. 

  3. Once you have created the Nintendo Account, return to the Nintendo Switch and click Sign in

  4. Select the sign in information for your Nintendo Account:

    • Sign in using e-mail address or Sign-In ID: Enter the email address or Sign-In ID and password associated to your account, then click Sign in

    • Sign in with a smart device: Use a smart device to sign in to your Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Account password or other account login information (Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter) and receive a code to enter on Nintendo Switch. 

  5. You will receive a confirmation message that your Nintendo Account is now linked to your user account. Click OK to return to the system settings