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How to turn off the Nintendo Switch

 How to turn off the Nintendo Switch

How to turn off the Nintendo Switch

  Using the Nintendo console is not complicated at all.  We are talking about a mini console with the best platform games and which even allow us to connect consoles to the PC.  However, it can be complicated for beginners, which is why we will teach you how to turn off the Nintendo Switch.

  Basically, we can find two ways to turn off the Nintendo Switch, they are very simple and each of these methods can be used according to certain situations.  We will be using one of them to turn off the console when it is not having any kind of problem and the other to force it to shutdown if a software related issue occurs.

  How to turn off the Nintendo Switch

  The first thing we need to do is find the power button, it can be located on the top edge.  On the Switch Lite and OLED Switch versions, the power button is located on the left side near the volume buttons.  Simply put, we will have to hold it for several seconds.

How to turn off the Nintendo Switch

  switch off button

  When we do that, the screen will go dark and the main system menu will appear.  Here we will have to choose Power Options and then we will have to click Power Off.

  Alternatively, if we want to restart your Switch, we can choose the Restart option directly.

  The switch screen will turn black, after a few seconds it will turn off completely.  Unlike in sleep mode, when we turn off the console in this way, it does not consume any power;  completely stopped.

  switch power

  If the console is unresponsive and cannot shut down in the usual way, the only option left is to force the console to shutdown.  For this we will have to press and hold the power button on the upper left edge of the device for several seconds.

  What we must emphasize is that the option to enforce the closure should only be used in emergency situations;  When the switch malfunctions, it freezes or lags.  If used incorrectly, data stored on the device may be lost or system data may be corrupted.  Which will definitely make things worse.

  How to play the Nintendo Switch

  To be able to turn the Nintendo Switch on again, all we have to do is press and hold the power button on the top edge of the device until the Nintendo logo appears.  As soon as it appears, we can stop pressing the button.