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Add Account With Confirmation Code

Description:

Instructions on creating and linking a Nintendo Account to a Nintendo Switch console with a 5-digit verification code.

Additional Information:

  • When creating a new Nintendo Account to link to a Nintendo Switch console, you will be given the option to use a 5-digit verification code to complete the process.
  • This method is only available when creating a new Nintendo Account on Nintendo Switch.

Important:

  • This process is optional. If you don’t want to use the verification code, or the code is missing / not working correctly, follow the standard steps for adding a Nintendo Account to a new user account or existing user account on Nintendo Switch.
  • The 5-digit verification code is different than the 4-digit e-mail verification code you receive when setting up a Nintendo Account. For assistance with entering the 4-digit code, click here.

Complete These Steps:

  1. When linking a Nintendo Account to a user account (new or existing), select “Create Account” when prompted, to set up a new Nintendo Account.
  2. Select “Send account-creation instructions via e-mail.”
  3. Enter your date of birth, then select “OK.”

Is the person that will be using the account age 16 or older?



  1. Enter your e-mail address into the appropriate field and click “Accept.” Select “Send e-mail” to send the e-mail.
  2. Click “OK” on the Nintendo Switch console to reach the 5-digit verification code entry screen.
  3. An e-mail will be sent that explains how to set up a Nintendo Account on your PC or smart device. When the e-mail arrives, click the URL included in the e-mail.
    • The email should arrive shortly, and expires in an hour from when it’s sent.
    • If you don’t receive the e-mail, please follow the standard steps for adding a Nintendo Account to a new user account or existing user account on Nintendo Switch.
  4. On your smart device or PC, click “An account for myself.”
  5. Create a Nintendo Account for yourself.
  6. Once the account is created, a 5-digit verification code will appear.
  7. On the Nintendo Switch console, enter the verification code into the appropriate field, and click “OK.”
  8. 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.

    Important:

    If you can’t find the verification code or it doesn’t work, please follow the standard steps for linking an existing Nintendo Account to a new user account or existing user account on Nintendo Switch.

  1. You will be directed to a page requesting your supervisor's e-mail address.
    • You will need to have a supervisor set up a Nintendo Account (if they do not already have one), and then create an account for you.
  2. Have your supervisor enter their e-mail address into the appropriate field and click “Submit.”
  3. Click “OK” on the Nintendo Switch console to reach the 5-digit verification code entry screen.
  4. An e-mail will be sent to your supervisor that explains how to set up your Nintendo Account on a PC or smart device. Have your supervisor click the URL in the e-mail.
    • The email should arrive shortly, and expires in an hour from when it’s sent.
    • If you don’t receive the e-mail, please follow the standard steps for adding a Nintendo Account to a new user account or existing user account on Nintendo Switch.
  5. Have your supervisor select “An account for a child” on their smart device or PC, then create a Nintendo Account for you.
  6. Once the account is created, a 5-digit verification code will appear.
  7. On the Nintendo Switch console, enter the verification code into the appropriate field, and click “OK.”
  8. You will receive a verification message that your Nintendo Account is now linked to your user account. Click “OK” to return to the system settings.

    Important:

    If you can’t find the verification code or it doesn’t work, please follow the standard steps for linking an existing Nintendo Account to a new user account or existing user account on Nintendo Switch.