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How to Delete All Content & Settings on the Nintendo Switch Console

Instructions on how to format the Nintendo Switch console and delete all settings.


Complete These Steps:

  1. Select “System Settings” on the HOME Menu.
  2. Scroll down to “System” and select it.
  3. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the menu and select “Formatting Options”.
    • If a Parental Controls PIN has been set for the console, you will be prompted to enter it to proceed. (Forgot PIN?)
  4. Select “Restore Factory Settings” to delete all data in the system memory.
  5. Read through the information on the screen, then select “Next” to continue.
  6. Select “Restore Factory Settings” to complete the process.