Nintendo Switch Hard Reset

Just like other video game consoles, the Nintendo Switch also comes with unexpected problems that may require a hard reset. Normally, companies rely on casual users to test the product and report back to the manufacturer regarding any issues with the product. Almost every new device has at least a few issues at launch.

Some of these problems have solutions, while others are still unresolved. Most of the problems that you will face are hardware- related and can be easily solved by a hard (factory) reset. In this article, I will tell you how to perform a hard reset.

Before you try performing a hard reset on your device, you may want to try booting into maintenance mode to see if that resolves the issue:

There is a hidden support mode in the Nintendo Switch that will enable you to reset the Nintendo Switch without erasing any of your information, screen captures, or client data. Be that as it may, all items on the microSD card will be unusable. To do this:

1. Power off the Nintendo Switch.
2. Hold down the volume up and volume down buttons, along with the Power button to start the maintenance mode.
3. Select Initialize Console without deleting the save data, and follow the on-screen instructions.

How to Perform a Hard Reset
Go to the System Settings menu. There should be an option for System in the sub-menu. Select it. Then, elect the option for Initialize.

On the full-screen pop-up, you should be able to do the following things:
1. Reset Cache: deletes all forms of cookies, any history or any stored passwords and all user data. You will want to backup your data before trying this.
2. Reset Keyboard: resets all forms of the password stored on your Nintendo Switch, along with any other password data.

3. Initialize Console: This option should only be used as a last resort, as it will reset your Nintendo Switch to its factory settings. All accounts linked to the Nintendo Switch will be deleted from the device.
Again I reiterate that you should only use this option if you have no other choice. You will have to reconfirm your decision, just to make sure.

Nintendo Switch is facing a flurry of software problems, and most of those problems can be solved by performing a hard reset. This should only be used as last resort because most of your user data and your progress will be deleted, but it solves your problem. A reset Nintendo Switch is better than an unusable Nintendo Switch.