Question: How Do You Make A Switch Primary?

Access “Account Settings” in the eshop and select the “deactivate console” option.

Now connect to the internet with the other Switch that you want to designate as the primary console.

Log in and access the eshop.

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.

How do I disable a primary switch?

Select the user that is linked to the Nintendo Account you want to deregister the primary console for. Select the picture of your icon in the upper-right corner to access your Account Information. Scroll down to the “primary console” section. Select “Deregister” twice to confirm.

How do I deregister a primary switch?

How To Deregister A Lost Nintendo Switch

  • Sign in to the Nintendo Account you wish to deactivate.
  • Click Shop Menu.
  • Click Deregister Primary Console.
  • Enter your Nintendo Account password.
  • Click Deregister twice to confirm.

How do I install a secondary switch?

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Can you have two switches one account?

You can link your Nintendo Account to multiple Nintendo Switch consoles and play your games on any of them using your Nintendo Account. Only one of the consoles can act as the primary console. On the primary console, any other users can play the games you downloaded with your Nintendo Account.

How many times can you deregister a switch?

Important: You can deregister a primary Nintendo Switch console through the Nintendo eShop settings on the console itself. If you don’t have access to the primary console, you can deactivate a console from your Nintendo Account remotely; however, this can only be done once per year.

Can Nintendo track stolen switch?

It doesn’t have GPS so cant be tracked directly. However it does register the IP location when used and associates any new account with the serial number, now registered as stolen.

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.