How Do You Set A Primary Switch?

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 deregister a primary console 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 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.

How do I Gameshare switch?

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Can you transfer games between switches?

Nintendo lets you move your digital games from one Switch to another instead of having to buy a new copy if you get a new one. Luckily, with the launch of the Switch, players can transfer a digitally downloaded game from one device to another fairly easily.

How do I deregister a primary switch without a console?

The next time you open Nintendo eShop, the console you use to connect will automatically be set as your primary console.

  1. Using a web browser, visit accounts.nintendo.com.
  2. Sign in to the Nintendo Account you wish to deregister the primary console for.
  3. Select “Shop Menu”.
  4. Select “Deregister Primary Console”.

What happens if I lose a switch game?

Yes, save data is stored on the console, not the cartridge. However if you lose your console, you will lose your saves unless you are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online where your saves would be backed up into the cloud. Yes, with a few rare exceptions of physical/digital having different titles.

Can you have 2 switches with the same 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.