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Reset (format) Nintendo 3DS - here's how

If you want to give away or sell your aging Nintendo 3DS, you should first reset the system to the factory settings so that all of your data is deleted.

Note: You should new 3DS that you want to use as your primary handheld from now on, you should Under no circumstances simply reset / format the old 3DS. In this particular case, you should Data transfer to transfer games, accounts and more from the old device to the new one.

DANGER! Reset / Format Nintendo 3DS

Formatting or resetting the Nintendo 3DS deletes all saved data and your account from the device. Since your Nintendo Network ID as well as the digital purchases from the eShop for 3DS devices bound to the console we urgently recommend data transfer if you want to use the account and the games on another 3DS in the future.

The following data is irretrievably deleted during formatting:

  • All data in the system memory (friends list, messages, pedometer, etc.)
  • System settings
  • Storage data
  • Software updates
  • Photos in system storage
  • Linking the Nintendo Network ID
  • All data on the SD card except photos and videos

How to reset Nintendo 3DS - here's how

The instructions apply to all Nintendo 3DS devices:

  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Nintendo 2DS
  • New Nintendo 3DS
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL
  1. Turned the 3DS on and activates the wireless connection.
  2. Opens the System settings (Wrench symbol).
  3. Tap on General Settings (bottom right).
  4. Tap on the top 4 (3DS) or. 5 (New 3DS)to jump to the settings page.
  5. Pick the point Formatting out.
  6. You will be informed that this will delete all stored data.
  7. Read the clues and press Further, if you agree.
  8. Finally the button appears Formatting on. Tap this to reset the 3DS to the factory settings.

The 3DS now deletes all existing data on the handheld and resets itself to the delivery status. System updates are not deleted when formatting - so the 3DS remains up to date.

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