How to Initialize Nintendo Switch Without Deleting Save Data

How to Initialize Nintendo Switch Without Deleting Save Data - On this occasion, nintendoswitchguides.com will give you the instructions to initialize the Nintendo switches in Maintenance Mode, which will store the data and user information. In this step the save data, screenshots, and user information will not be deleted. However, all of the software stored on the microSD card except for screenshots will not be used use the back which means data will be lost.

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This method should be used if you plan to maintain the system that you have. If you no longer have access to your switch system, for example, if you sell it or give it to someone, you can use a full initialization process to delete all your user data and information. The initialization is carried out in the Mode Maintenance, which is not accessible if the console is switched on or in sleep mode. Following this steps to initialize Nintendo switches without deleting the save data:

Initialize Console Without Deleting Save Data


1. Make sure the console is turned off.

  • If the console does not respond, hold the POWER button for twelve seconds to force to close.


2. With the console powered off, press and hold down the volume goes up (+) volume down (-), and then press the POWER button to turn on the system.

  • Continue to hold down the volume button until Maintenance Mode menu to appear.

Nintendo Switch Recovery Mode

3. Once in Maintenance Mode, select "Initialize Console Without Delete Save Data. "
If the parental control PIN has been set for the system, you will be prompted to enter it to continue.

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Nintendo Switch Initialize Setting





4. Read the information, and then select "Next" > "Initialize Console Without Delete Save Data. "