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How to Delete All Content and Settings on the Nintendo Switch

Instructions on how to format the Nintendo Switch and delete all settings.

Important:

Complete These Steps:

  1. Select “System Settings” from the HOME Menu.
  2. Scroll down to “System” and select it.
  3. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the menu and select “Formatting Options”.
    • If a Parental Controls PIN has been set for the console, you will be prompted to enter it to proceed. (Forgot PIN?)
  4. Select “Restore Factory Settings” to delete all data in the system memory.
  5. Read through the information on the screen, then select “Next” to continue.
  6. Select “Restore Factory Settings” to complete the process.