If you’re planning on selling your 3DS or just want to start fresh, resetting your device is a good idea. However, it’s not always easy to figure out how to do it. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help you reset your 3DS.
First, scroll all the way across your home screen until you see the settings icon. Click on it and then select “Other Settings.” From there, scroll all the way to the right and click on “Format System Memory.”
A message will pop up warning you not to turn off your 3DS while formatting. Click “OK” and wait for the process to complete. This should only take a few seconds.
Once the formatting is complete, your 3DS will turn off. Give it a few seconds and then turn it back on. It will reboot as if it were brand new.
Note that this method works for both the 3DS and the 3DS XL. We’re not sure if it works for the newer 3DS models since we don’t have one to test it on.
We hope this guide has been helpful in resetting your 3DS. If you have any other how-to video requests, feel free to let us know in the comments. Remember to like and share this post if you found it helpful!