In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard introduces how to factory reset Nintendo 3DS. If you want to factory reset yours, just have a look at this post and follow the tutorial.

Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo that can display stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or additional accessories.

As you play games on their Nintendo 3DS, the consoles will be full of game data and the gaming speed will slow down. At the time, you would like to factory reset Nintendo 3DS for a fresh. Here are some solutions for you to follow.

Factory Reset Nintendo 3DS by Formatting System Memory

The Nintendo 3DS console itself allows you to format system memory when you want to factory reset Nintendo 3DS.

You should perform a hard reset for your Nintendo 3DS first if your console is stuck and prevent you from operating anything by clicking the icons on the device. This may cause some damage to the device. So, if not necessary, you are not recommended to do so.

To hard reset your Nintendo 3DS, you need to finish the following steps.  

Step 1: Press and hold the POWER button down for several seconds until the system resets.

Step 2: After the system is powered down, press the POWER button once to turn it back on.

Now you can begin to format system memory.

Warning: It will clear all the data you add to the device and return to its original settings. So, if there is some game data you still want to keep after you factory reset Nintendo 3DS, you are supposed to back up the data before the operation.

Step 1: Make sure that the NNID (Nintendo Network ID) is unlinked with your 3DS.

Note: If you have an NNID signed into your console, you should connect the device to the Wi-Fi so that the NNID can be unlinked from your Nintendo 3DS.

Step 2: Find the System Settings icon on the HOME Menu of your device and tap it.

Step 3: Select the Other Settings to unfold more settings for the device.

Step 4: To factory reset Nintendo 3DS, tap the right arrow three times until you reach page four, and then tap Format System Memory.

Note: If your console is a New Nintendo 3DS, remember to tap four times until reaching page five.

Step 5: Tap OK when there is a notice asking whether you are ready to connect to the Internet or not.

Step 6: After several seconds, you will receive a warning. Tap Next. And then just tap Next again for another warning to continue the operation.

Step 7: Tap Format respectively on the next two sequential screens to carry out the operation.

The formatting will take some time depending on the amount of data saved in the console. After all the steps, you factory reset Nintendo 3DS successfully.

Other Solutions to Release Nintendo 3DS Space

In addition to factory resetting Nintendo 3DS, there are some other solutions that can also be used to get a fresher console:

If you don’t know how to delete specific data on Nintendo 3DS, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: To delete the data, you can go to System Settings.

Step 2: Select Data Management, and tap on Nintendo 3DS.

Step 3: Tap software if you want to delete a game or application, or tap Extra Data to delete associated save data.

Step 4: Tap Delete Software and Save Data and then tap Delete again to finish the deletion.

There are many ways for you to manage your Nintendo 3DS. And you only need to choose the best one according to your situation. You can leave a message on our comment part if you have anything that you don’t understand about Nintendo 3DS. 

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