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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 LCD 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.