Connect the Switch you want to change to primary to the internet.
Log in to your main Nintendo Account (that’s authorized for the eshop/downloaded games) Access “Account Settings” in the eshop and select the “deactivate console” option.
It will now be the primary console.
How do I know which switch is primary?
You can check which console is the primary by viewing your account details in the eShop. To view this, open the Nintendo eShop on you Switch and select which account you want to view. On the top right of the screen, click on your profile to view your account details.
What happens when you deregister a switch?
You deregister a missing Switch to protect your Nintendo account and eShop access. You don’t want whoever has your Switch to buy anything with your account. You also want to deny the bastard access to your digital games.
How do you switch accounts on a switch?
How to add additional Nintendo Accounts to your Switch
- Select System Settings from the Home screen of your Nintendo Switch.
- Scroll down and select Users from the menu on the left.
- Select the profile you want to link a Nintendo Account to.
- Select Link Nintendo Account.
Can you transfer Nintendo switch accounts?
Since the 4.0.0 System Update on the Nintendo Switch console, users now have the option to transfer an entire User Account and Save Data from one console to another, including to a new Switch Lite.