Nintendo Switch is upon us, and it still uses friend codes for users to build their knowledge cache online. This guide will help you find your Nintendo Switch Friend Code, create your Nintendo Account on the Nintendo Switch console, and add other people’s friend codes to play online on the Switch in the future. With these tips, you’ll be able to keep up with all the friends who want to add you through the Switch in no time.
Nintendo Switch Friend Codes: How to Create a Nintendo Account
You will need to have a pre-created Nintendo Account or create one in order to get your own Friend Code, which is necessary so that you can give it to others to add. When you start using your Nintendo Switch for the first time, the system allows you to create a profile.
This profile is not your Nintendo Account, but you can create one and give it a name and avatar which can be changed at any time. After creating your profile for the first time, you can then link it to your Nintendo Account. To do this, you will need to be connected to the Internet.
You will be able to link your Nintendo Account by signing in with your existing Nintendo Account or by creating a new one on the same screen. You will need to enter your email address to link accounts or create an account before this step. Then you can move on to what really interests you: Friend Codes!
Nintendo Switch Friend Codes: How to Find Your Friend Code
Once you have a Nintendo Account under your belt and linked it to your profile on your Nintendo Switch, you will be able to get your Friend Code. Head to the Nintendo Switch home screen and go to the top of the page. Choose the profile for which you want the friend code and consult the profile page at the bottom right. There you will see your friend code, which looks like this letter string: AA-9999-9999-9999. This is an important code to remember, so be sure to remember where it is in case you need to come back. (Or just come back and follow our guide.)
Nintendo Switch Friend Codes: How to Add Friends
Now that you have your Nintendo Account and can add Friend Codes, you’ll probably want to add your own friends to your list. Go to your Profile page on Nintendo Switch and select the Add Friend icon. Friend requests that others have sent to you and the option to find friends to add will also be available. You can add recent players you’ve met online, add local console users, or search for friend codes that others have given you. This is currently the process for adding friends on Nintendo Switch.
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