All functions related to friends are handled through the friend list. You can access this in the HOME Menu of your Nintendo 3DS system by tapping on the friend list icon at the top of the Touch Screen. When you open it for the first time, you’ll be asked to create a friend card by following the on-screen prompts.
Before you can start using the friend list, you'll need to have created your own personal Mii using Mii Maker. You'll also need to have set up an Internet Connection, so you can see when friends go online. Click here to read how to connect your Nintendo 3DS system to the internet.
There are two ways to register friends: locally and via the Internet. Tap on Register Friend at the top of your friend list, and choose either option.There are two ways to register friends: locally and via the Internet. Tap on Register Friend at the top of your friend list, and choose either option.
Please note: The friend list is a system intended for use by you and people you know. Posting your friend code on online forums or sharing it with people you do not know can result in you receiving unwanted data or status messages containing language that you may find offensive. Do not share your friend code with people you do not know.