How to Format a microSD Card on Nintendo Switch

How to Format a microSD Card on Nintendo Switch - A thing that often becomes a problem is with the lack of onboard storage capacity on the Nintendo Switch which is only able to accept 32GB, this is a problem for users to add a new game on their console. Fortunately, now it's very easy for switch users looking for a microSD card which is very possible to save loads of the latest games.

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However, over time there will sometimes be some problems where you may need to format the microSD Card on Nintendo Switch. For new users, it might be feeling confused how to start it. Relax you will get the answer because nintendoswitchguides.com will provide guidance how to format a micro sd card on Nintendo Switch.

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Some things to note before you format a microSD Card, in this case, a system update may be required to format the microSD card on Nintendo Switch. Once formatted, the information on the microSD card can't be recovered. If a screenshot or video is stored on a microSD card, be sure to first back up the information on the computer. If downloadable software has been saved to a microSD card, it can be downloaded using the same Nintendo Account as the place of purchase. Following this steps to format a micro sd card on the Nintendo switch:

1. From the HOME Menu, select "System Setup."

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2. Scroll down the options on the left and select "System."

3. Scroll down the options on the right side and select "Initialize."

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  • Here you may be asked to enter the Parent Control PIN.

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4. Select "Format microSD Card," then "Continue."

  • You will see a message like the following "All data on microSD card will be deleted. Data can't be recovered after deletion. Continue?"


5. To continue, select "Format." The console will restart.