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Find the game that you want lớn delete. Steven John/Business Insider

2. Once you"ve found the trò chơi you want to lớn delete, press the plus (+) button on the right-hand Joy-Con controller or the minus (-) button on the left. If you"re using a Pro Controller, or another controller that doesn"t use Joy-Cons, the plus & minus buttons will still be on the right and left, respectively.

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3. Select "Manage Software" in the menu that appears.

4. Click "Delete Software" và then confirm your choice.


Deleting games off your Switch does not delete your saved progress. Steven John/Business Insider

And that"s it, the trò chơi is gone.

But it"s not lost forever. You can even leave a shortcut lớn re-download the trò chơi at any time, by selecting "Archive Software" instead of "Delete Software." Archiving a game does remove its data from your console, but leaves its icon và your save data on the homepage. This is great if you just want lớn clear space temporarily.

If you want to fully delete the game, save data & all, it will không lấy phí up more space, but you"ll have lớn start from scratch if you ever tải về it again.

How to lớn delete saved trò chơi data off a Nintendo Switch

1. From the bottom toolbar on the home screen, mở cửa the Settings menu.

2. Select "Data Management."

3. Click "Manage Save Data/Screenshots," và then "Delete Save Data." If you"re in handheld mode, you can click "Delete Save Data" right away.

4. Select the game for which you wish khổng lồ delete data.

5. You can delete the save data for a specific user profile, or select "Delete All Save Data for This Software" to lớn erase all the save data on your device.


Deleting saved data does miễn phí up space, but it can"t be undone. William Antonelli/Business Insider

If you ever want the trò chơi back, just redownload it from the Nintendo eShop. It"ll be free, and if you didn"t delete your saved data, you can pick up right where you left off.

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