How to Reset Nintendo 3DS to Factory Settings Without PIN

If you have a Nintendo 3DS that is locked and you can’t access it, don’t worry, there is still hope. This guide is perfect for people who are not very tech-savvy and need step-by-step instructions on how to reset their Nintendo 3DS to factory settings without a PIN.

The first thing you need to do is go to your settings. Wait for it to load, and then go to the time settings. This is where most people get stuck. If your time and date are incorrect, your Nintendo 3DS won’t work. Make sure your time and date are correct to avoid any issues.

Once you’ve checked your time and date, go back to the parental controls. If you forgot your PIN, type whatever you want, and then type “I forgot.” The system will generate a code – note it down.

Next, call the Nintendo support number at 1-855-877-9099. It’s easy to get to a live person, and they will guide you through the process. When you get to the parental controls menu, tell the representative that you are locked out and need a master key. They will give you a code that you can use to reset your Nintendo 3DS to factory settings.

Once you have the code, enter it into your Nintendo 3DS, and go through the prompts. You will need to enter a new four-digit code, and your system will be reset, allowing you full access.

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How do I force a factory reset on my 3DS?
Select the System Settings icon on the HOME Menu, and tap Open.Tap Other Settings.For Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS, tap the right arrow three times until you reach page four, then tap Format System Memory. ... Tap Format.Tap Format again to erase the data.