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    How to Change Your Nintendo Account Password

    Instructions on changing the password for your Nintendo Account.

    Important:

    • If you have forgotten your password and need assistance signing in to your Nintendo Account, click here.

    Complete These Steps:

    Are you changing the password for a standard Nintendo Account or a Nintendo Account for a child?


    1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
    2. Select "Sign-in and security settings," then select “Edit” in the “Change Password” section.
    3. Enter your current password, then select “OK.”
    4. Enter and confirm a new password.
      • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long.
      • Passwords cannot contain your date of birth.
      • Passwords must include a combination of characters from 2 of the following categories: letters, numbers, and punctuation.
    5. Click "Submit" to update the password.

    Do you want to use the parent / guardian’s account or the child’s account to change the password?


    1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
    2. Select "Family Group".
    3. Select the child's account that you want to change, then click "Change" next to "Sign-in and security settings".
    4. Click “Edit” in the “Change Password” section.
    5. Re-enter the current password if prompted, and click "OK".
    6. Enter and confirm a new password.
      • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long.
      • Passwords cannot contain your date of birth.
      • Passwords must include a combination of characters from 2 of the following categories: letters, numbers, and punctuation.
    7. Click "Submit" to update the password.
    1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
    2. Select "Sign-in and security settings," then select “Edit” in the “Change Password” section.
    3. Enter your current password, then select “OK.”
    4. Re-enter the current password if prompted, and click "OK."
    5. Enter and confirm a new password.
      • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long.
      • Passwords cannot contain your date of birth.
      • Passwords must include a combination of characters from 2 of the following categories: letters, numbers, and punctuation.
    6. Click "Submit" to update the password.