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    How to Sign In to a Nintendo Account on Nintendo Switch Using a Smart Device

    In this article, you'll learn how to sign in to a Nintendo Account on Nintendo Switch using a smart device.

    Note

    • Learn more about creating a new user on your Nintendo Switch console.
    • When linking a Nintendo Account to a user on your console, make sure you sign in using the Nintendo Account you'd like to link to your user. Once a Nintendo Account is linked to a user, this link cannot be undone.

    Complete these steps

    Are you linking a Nintendo Account to a new user, or signing in for some other situation?

    1. When prompted, select Quick sign in via smartphone.
    2. Use a smart device with a camera to scan the QR Code that appears on the screen.
    3. The internet browser will open on your smart device and will prompt you to sign in to your Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Account email address/Sign-In ID and password or an Apple, Google, Facebook or Twitter account. If you have set up 2-step authentication, follow the prompts to authorise the sign-in.
      • If you are already signed in to a Nintendo Account on your smart device, you will have the option to select the current Nintendo Account you are signed in with or to use a different account.
      • Make sure you sign in with and select the Nintendo Account you wish to use on Nintendo Switch. If it is the incorrect Nintendo Account, sign out and start this process again from step 1.
    4. You will be presented with a 5-digit verification code. Enter this verification code on your Nintendo Switch console.
      • The verification code is only valid for a short time and cannot be repeatedly entered incorrectly. If the verification code is not accepted, start this process again from step 1.
    5. Review the Nintendo Account details to confirm it is the correct account, then select Link to finish signing in.
    1. When prompted, select Re-enter password on your smart device.
    2. Use a smart device with a camera to scan the QR Code that appears on the screen.
    3. The internet browser will open on your smart device and will prompt you to sign in to your Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Account email address/Sign-In ID and password or an Apple, Google, Facebook or Twitter account. If you have set up 2-step authentication, follow the prompts to authorise the sign-in.
      • If you are already signed in to a Nintendo Account on your smart device, you will have the option to select the current Nintendo Account you are signed in with or to use a different account.
    4. When you have successfully signed in on your smart device browser, your Nintendo Switch will automatically complete the sign in process as well.