Learn how to quickly set up your Nintendo Switch and connect it to your TV.

Despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is already five years old, it remains one of the most popular handheld consoles. It was just before release Steam Deck that people had a competitor worth checking out.

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Despite the fact that Nintendo Switch has been around for a while, many have questions about the console. For example, many people don’t know how to set up a pocket console. Fortunately, this guide covers everything you need to know about setting up your Nintendo Switch and how to connect it to your TV.


How to set up a Nintendo Switch or Switch OLED

To set up a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch OLEDfollow these simple instructions:

  1. After unpacking the console, press and hold the power button.
    Attach the Nintendo Switch Joy-cons

  2. When the Nintendo Switch is turned on, attach joy-min on the sides
  3. The Nintendo Switch logo will appear.
  4. After loading the console, select a language from the options offered.
  5. On the next screen, select your region.
  6. On the End User License Agreement screen, select the Accept box and select Next.
  7. On the Internet settings screen, select a Wi-Fi network.
  8. Enter the password and wait for the console to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
  9. After successful connection, select OK.
  10. On the Time Zone screen, select the appropriate time zone.
  11. The user will be prompted to connect to the TV on the next screen.
    How to connect Nintendo Switch to TV

  12. Disconnect the joysticks and install the console securely Nintendo Switch Docking Station. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect the dock to the TV.
  13. Select Success by pressing the A button on the joystick.
  14. On the Add User screen, select Next.
  15. Now select “Create new user” or “Import user data from another console”.
  16. Select the icon and enter a nickname for the user. Select OK.
  17. Users will be able to link their Nintendo Account. If the user has a Nintendo Account, they must sign in; if not, they should select Later.
  18. Select “Set up parental controls” or “Skip” on the “To parents and guardians” screen.
  19. Press the Home button to complete the setup process.

Users can skip the step of connecting to the TV and complete the setup process in portable mode.

How to set up Nintendo Switch Lite


Setting up the Nintendo Switch Lite is no different than setting up a Nintendo Switch or Switch OLED console, but the setup process is slightly different because the console cannot be connected to a TV. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch Lite doesn’t have detachable Joy-Cons, meaning the process must be completed in handheld mode from start to finish.

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