The Nintendo Switch is a great gaming console that you can take with you wherever you go. However, like any personal device, it’s also prone to getting lost or stolen. If you want to add an extra layer of security to your Switch, there is an alternative method to do so.
In this tutorial by Agent Fischer 25, you’ll learn how to add a passcode to your Switch using a special method. This is not an official technique, but it’s a creative and alternative way to secure your device.
To get started, you’ll need to download the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app from the App Store. You can use your existing Nintendo account or create a new one, but make sure that the birth date on the account is set to 18 or older. If you create a new account, you don’t need to log in on the Switch.
Once both your phone and Switch are connected to the internet, go to your system settings and select parental controls. Use your smart device to register your Switch and enter the six-digit code provided by the app. Then, set up the controls on your phone by selecting the lowest level possible for all restrictions.
After completing the setup, you’ll see a large round orange button on the top of your Switch screen. This is your unlock button, and anyone trying to access your games will be unable to do so until they enter the passcode to unlock the console. You can change the passcode by tapping the empty field, but your Switch must be connected to the internet to do so.
One last important feature is that the Switch cannot be initialized without the passcode, even in maintenance mode. This is useful because it not only prevents thieves from wiping the console clean, but they still can’t access anything if they don’t have the passcode.
If you don’t find this method satisfying, it’s very easy to remove it. If your Switch is connected to the internet, simply unregister it from your phone. If you don’t have internet access, unregister it from the Switch itself using the passcode.
Overall, this method is a nice creative alternative to secure your Switch. While it might take some time to get used to, it’s a great way to keep your console safe and secure.