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    How to Link a Nintendo Account to a Nintendo Switch Console

    Instructions on linking a Nintendo Account to an existing user on a Nintendo Switch console.


    The ability to use a Nintendo Network ID, Facebook, or Twitter to sign in to an existing Nintendo Account or to create a new Nintendo Account has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    If you are having difficulties signing in to your Nintendo Account and previously used one of these services, please refer to the following:

    Additional Information:

    Complete These Steps:

    1. At any point after you have created a user, select System Settings on the HOME Menu.
    2. Scroll down to highlight User, then select the appropriate user to access your User Settings.
    3. Select Link to a Nintendo Account.

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

    1. Select Create a Nintendo Account to set up a new Nintendo Account.
      • Optional - On the following screen, you can request an email with instructions to link to your Nintendo Account using a verification code. If you would like to have instructions sent to you, click here for help using this alternate method. (This is not required.)
    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 console and select Sign in.
    4. Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
    5. You will receive a confirmation message that your Nintendo Account is now linked to your user. Select OK to return to the system settings.

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