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Nintendo Switch First-Time Setup and Connection

  1. Connect the AC adapter to the system.

    • Connect the USB plug from the Nintendo Switch AC adapter into the USB connector on the bottom of the console, then connect the AC adapter into the wall outlet. 

    • The system will power on after you connect the AC adapter provided. 

  2. Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Nintendo Switch console. 

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the first-time setup.

    • Some of the settings can be configured later. If you have questions during the setup, please refer to the links within the Related Answers section.

      1. Select the system language and region settings. 

      2. View the End User License Agreement (EULA). By selecting Accept, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by the End-User License Agreem ent. If you do not agree, stop using this system. 

  4. Configure Internet Settings (optional).

    • Press X to configure these settings later. 

  5. Select your Time Zone. 

  6. Set your icon and nickname. 

  7. Configure Parental Controls (optional).

    • If desired, you can configure Parental Controls at a later time. Press Skip to complete the first time setup.

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