How do I back up the data on my Nintendo Switch?

✅ If you're returning your rental Nintendo Switch back to us, it's always best to backup your data to the Nintendo Switch Online Cloud. This backs up your saved game data or simply allows you to move game data to the cloud for more storage on your console.

❗ A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to utilise the Save Data Cloud service.


How do I back up my game data on my Nintendo Switch? 🎮

👇 To backup your saved game data on your console's software menu, follow the steps below:

1️⃣  From the game's home screen, open the Software menu by pressing '+' or '-' on the Joy-Con controller to access the Options menu.

2️⃣ Select Save Data Cloud.

3️⃣ Select the desired user profile and select Back Up Save Data.

👇 To backup your saved game data on your console's system settings, follow the steps below:

1️⃣ From the HOME screen, select System Settings Data Management Save Data Cloud.

2️⃣ Select the desired user profile.

3️⃣ Tap the software you wish to backup and then select Back Up Save Data.

⚙ Once your data has been backed up, you'll need to restore the console back to its factory settings. 

❓ Further information on resetting your Nintendo Switch to factory settings can be read here.

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