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    How to Enable/Disable Screen Lock

    Instructions for enabling/disabling the screen lock on the Nintendo Switch console.

    Additional Information:

    The screen cannot be locked while the console is in TV mode.

    Complete These Steps:

    1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings.”
    2. Select “Screen Lock.”
    3. To enable screen lock, select “Screen Lock”. Select it again to disable it.


    • If screen lock is enabled, the console screen will “lock” the moment the console enters sleep mode.
    • When the console exits sleep mode, the Entrance screen is displayed. To unlock the screen press the same button three times.