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How to Change Your Nintendo Account Sign-In Method Preference


Instructions on changing your Nintendo Account log in preference.

Additional Information:

  • You can choose to allow log in with either your email address / sign-in ID, or with your sign-in ID only.
  • If you choose to log in with sign-in ID only, you will no longer be able to log in using your e-mail address.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
  2. Select "Sign-in and security settings," then scroll down to the "Sign-in method" section and click "Edit."
  3. Click "Submit" to have a verification code sent to the e-mail address on file.
    • If the e-mail address is incorrect, click the "E-mail address" menu setting to change it.
  4. Enter the verification code from the e-mail, and click "Submit."
  5. Choose to allow sign in via “Sign-in ID only (recommended)” or via “E-mail address or sign-in ID.”
  6. Select “Submit,” then “OK” to confirm.