How to redeem a code on Nintendo Switch

If you don’t know how to redeem a code on Nintendo Switch, you’re missing out on a whole world of fun. Nintendo gives out codes to give you all sorts of goodies, from Nintendo eShop credit to Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions to entire games.

However, that doesn’t mean they make the method for using the codes particularly obvious. The “trade” function is hidden behind a few menus, but is easy to access once you know how.

If you purchased or received a code for a Nintendo product or service, read on to learn how to redeem your Nintendo Switch code. This method will work no matter what model of Switch you are using, be it the basic Switch, the Switch Lite, or the OLED Switch.

How to redeem a code on Nintendo Switch

1. On the home page of your Nintendo Switch, select the “Nintendo eShop” icon. Look for the yellow shopping bag icon along the bottom row.

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2. Once you have selected a user profile, you will be logged into Nintendo eShop. Select “use code” in the left menu.

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3. Select or tap the input areathen enter your code using the on-screen keyboard. Once you have entered it, select OK on the keyboard.

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And that’s all! If your code was for a game, just wait for the game to download. If you’re away from your Nintendo Switch, there’s another way to redeem your code by going to the “redeem” page on the My Nintendo Shop Website. If you use this method to enter a Nintendo Switch game code, the game will begin downloading to your Nintendo Switch and will be ready to play when you return. (As long as your console is connected to the internet and signed in to your Nintendo eShop account.)

If you need help getting started, check out how to set up your nintendo switchand how to connect your nintendo switch to a tv. If you have a code for an Xbox product or service, see how to redeem xbox code. Or if you’re still trying to get your hands on a PS5, check out our PS5 Restock Guide.

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