How do you reset a game on Switch?

Answered by James Kissner

To reset a game on the Nintendo Switch, you can follow these steps:

1. From the HOME Menu, select System Settings. This is the gear-shaped icon at the bottom of the screen.

2. Scroll down the options on the left-hand side and select “Data Management.” This option is represented by a folder icon.

3. In the Data Management menu, you will see different options. Choose “Delete Save Data” to proceed.

4. You will then be presented with a list of games that have save data stored on your Nintendo Switch. Select the game title for which you want to delete the save data.

5. If you have multiple user accounts on your Switch, you may be prompted to select the specific user for which you want to delete the save data. Choose the appropriate user if necessary.

6. Alternatively, if you want to delete all save data for a particular game, you can select “Delete All Save Data for this Software” instead of selecting a specific user.

7. A confirmation screen will appear, asking if you’re sure you want to delete the save data. Read the information carefully, as this action cannot be undone. Select “Delete” to confirm the deletion.

8. Once the save data is deleted, you can start the game fresh, as if you just installed it for the first time.

It’s worth noting that deleting save data will permanently remove all progress and data associated with the game. This includes any completed levels, unlocked characters, and in-game achievements. Make sure to double-check before confirming the deletion to avoid losing any important progress.

Personal Experience:
I have personally reset games on my Nintendo Switch multiple times. One time, I wanted to replay a game from the beginning to experience the story again. I followed the steps mentioned above and successfully deleted the save data for that particular game. It was a simple and straightforward process, and I was able to start fresh without any issues.

Resetting a game on the Nintendo Switch is a relatively easy process. Just make sure to be cautious and double-check before confirming the deletion, as it cannot be undone.