System Settings and Menus


Change the language

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, use the stylus and tap on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen.
  5. Tap the wrench icon (the leftmost icon).
  6. Tap the globe icon.
  7. Tap the box for the language you wish to choose.
  8. Tap the bottom-right box to confirm the selection (it says "Confirm" if the menu is in English).
  9. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

 

 

Change background color

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen.
  5. Tap the user icon.
  6. Tap the background icon.
  7. Tap the color you wish to use as your background color. Samples appear at the top and bottom of the screen. When finished, tap the "Confirm" button in the lower right corner.
  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

 

 

Change your nickname (user name)

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen.
  5. Tap the user icon
  6. Tap the nickname icon.
  7. A keyboard will appear. Tap the letters to spell the nickname you wish to use. Tap "CANCEL" if you wish to undo the changes or "CONFIRM" if you wish to enter the nickname.
  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

 

 

Change the birthday

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen.
  5. Tap the user icon.
  6. Tap the birthday icon.
  7. Tap on the up and down arrows to adjust the month and day. When finished, tap the "Confirm" button in the lower right corner.
  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

 

 

Change the screen that Game Boy Advance games are displayed on

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen.
  5. Tap the wrench icon.
  6. Tap the Game Boy Advance icon.
  7. To play the game on the upper screen, tap "Top Screen." To play the game on the lower screen, tap "Touch Screen." When the desired screen is selected, tap "Confirm."
  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

 

 

Change personal message

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen.
  5. Tap the user icon.
  6. Tap the message icon.
  7. A keyboard will appear. Tap the letters to spell the nickname you wish to use. Tap "CANCEL" if you wish to undo the changes or "CONFIRM" if you wish to enter the nickname.
  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

Adjust screen brightness

  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. Tap the brightness icon (small sun) in the bottom left square of the lower screen to adjust the screens' brightness.

    • The original Nintendo DS (model NTR-001) has two brightness settings: on and off. The battery will last six to 10 hours, depending on the type of game activity.
    • The Nintendo DS Lite (model USG-001) has four levels of brightness. The battery will last 15-19 hours on the lowest settings, and 5-8 hours on the brightest.This can vary depending on the type of game activity.