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How to turn off Nintendo Switch

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How to turn off Nintendo Switch: After buying the Nintendo Switch and having completed its first setup, you didn’t waste any more precious time and immediately glued yourself in front of your home TV to play with your brand new console. When you have finished your free time, you have turned off the Switch convinced that you have performed the procedure in the right way. Later, however, you discovered that you had put the console in standby mode and this, in reality, was not completely turned off. Because of this, now, you would like to know what shutdown modes are available to you and, above all, how to put them into practice.

No problem: if you give me a few minutes of your time, I can explain how to turn off nintendo switch and what options are available to you. In fact, you should know that the console can be either completely turned off or “put” in rest mode, which allows you to resume a game in progress the next time the Nintendo Switch is started. In addition, I’ll tell you how to turn on Parental Controls, which allows you to view the usage time of the console and set the device to turn off automatically. Interesting, right?

If you can’t wait to find out more, do not delay any longer and find out more about the topic right away. Come on, make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Follow the instructions I am about to give you carefully, choose the shutdown mode that you think best suits your needs and I assure you that, by putting into practice the instructions I am about to give you, turning off your Nintendo Switch will really be a breeze. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!

Turn off the Nintendo Switch in sleep mode

The simplest solution for turn off Nintendo Switch is to activate the sleep mode, which allows you to put the console in standby and quickly turn it back on at a later time, allowing the battery to last longer. This feature is useful for those who use the device frequently and want to resume the game without having to wait for the switch-on times, resuming exactly from the screen where the previous game session was interrupted.

To activate sleep mode, take the Nintendo Switch, press the button for at least three seconds Power located on the top of the console and, on the new screen that appears, select the option Rest mode. Confirm your intention by pressing the button TO of the Joy-Con.

Alternatively, you can also turn off the Nintendo Switch from the main menu. To do this, press the button Home (the icon of the home) on the right Joy-Con of the console, select the option Shutdown (the icon of a line within a circle) and presses the button TO to activate sleep mode. If you think this is too long a procedure to turn off your console, keep your finger pressed on the button Home until a menu appears on the right side of the Nintendo Switch screen. At this point, press on the item Rest mode And that’s it.

If you are wondering how to get out of sleep mode, all you have to do is press the button Home of the Joy-Con. Subsequently, by pressing the button TO and by pressing the same button three times, you can return to the exact screen where you left off your game session.

It will be useful to know that the console, by default, goes into sleep mode automatically after 10 minutes if the Nintendo Switch is used in portable mode or after 1 hour if the console is connected to the TV. To change the sleep mode settings and program the automatic shutdown of the console, press the button Home to access the Nintendo Switch main menu, select the item System settings (the icon of Sun) and, in the new screen that appears, choose the option Rest mode.

Now, tap on the item Automatic when not in TV mode and choose one of the available options (1, 3, 5, 10, 30 minutes And Never) to set an automatic sleep timer when the Nintendo Switch is used as a handheld console. If, on the other hand, you want to set the console to sleep even when the console is connected to the TV, select the option Automatic in TV mode and choose one of the options available from 1, 2, 3, 6 or 12 hours. Instead, by selecting the option Neverthe console will only shut down manually.

Finally, selecting the option No present next to the item Disable media playback you can set a sleep timer even when playing multimedia content. However, by setting the item Yup (and thus disabling sleep mode) the console will automatically shut down after 4 hours of inactivity.

If you have not activated sleep mode but your Nintendo Switch has also shut down automatically, the battery of the latter is almost certainly discharged. In that case, proceed to recharge the console as I indicated in my guide on how to charge the Nintendo Switch.

Turn off the Nintendo Switch totally

Turn off the Nintendo Switch totally it is the ideal solution to turn off the console when the console is not used for long periods of time. By doing so, no information about the game in progress will be “stored” and, once the Nintendo Switch is turned off, all data will be lost.

Before proceeding with the total shutdown of the console, therefore, make sure that you have saved all game progress, then all you have to do to turn off the console is to press the button for at least three seconds Power on the top of the Nintendo Switch until the menu appears on the screen Power. Then select the item Shutdown options and press the button Switch off to completely shut down your Nintendo Switch.

Turn off Nintendo Switch from smartphones and tablets

Perhaps not everyone knows that it is possible turn off the Nintendo Switch from smartphones and tablets through a specific application. In fact, by downloading and installing the app Parental Controls for Nintendo Switch available for devices Android And iOSit is possible not only to set a console usage time, but also to force the console to shut down.

After downloading the Parental Controls app for Nintendo Switch from your device’s store, launch it by tapping its icon (two little men on a white and orange background), then presses on the voice Forward and tap the button Log in or create an account. In the new screen displayed, press the button Log inenter the data associated with your Nintendo Account in the fields Email address / login ID And Password and press the button Log in.

If, on the other hand, you don’t have a Nintendo account yet, press the button Create a Nintendo Accountchoose whether to register via Nintendo Network IDusing a Facebook accounta Google account or a Twitter accountotherwise enter your details in the fields Nickname, Email address, Password, Date of birth, Sex, Country / Region, Time zone and presses the buttons Go on And Confirm and register to register using your email address.

To complete the registration, log in to your inbox, write down the verification code in the email sent by Nintendo and copy it in the field Confirmation codethen presses the button Confirmation to create your account and that’s it.

Now, press the button Forwardtake the console, turn it on and press the button Home to access the main menu, then select the item System settingschoose the option Family filter and access the section Parental Controls Settings. Finally, press the button If you have already downloaded the app and follow the instructions shown on the screen to complete the connection between the application and the Nintendo Switch.

Once you have completed the first configuration of the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, access the section Settings and tap on the item Game time limit to set a game limit for the Nintendo Switch. To also force the console to turn off (which will automatically go into sleep mode), move the lever next to the item Suspend software from OFF to ON And that’s it