How to Cancel Your Nintendo Switch Online Subscription

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At $ 19.99 USD for 12 months of access to online multiplayer, free NES and SNES games, and more, the Nintendo Switch Online service is a bargain. Whatever the reason, you can cancel the automatic renewal of the service at any time.

In a web browser

Disabling automatic renewal of your subscription is easy, especially since you paid all your time in advance. Navigate in any web browser to accounts.nintendo.comand log in using your email / username and password. On your account page, click on “Shop menu” in the left menu. This will open a new tab in your browser.

Nintendo store menu

Scroll down to the “Shop Menu” page and click “Nintendo Switch Online”. This page is where you can view various details about your subscription and the status of your automatic renewal, as well as a large red button on the right.

Nintendo Switch online page

Click on “Disable automatic renewal”, then confirm your decision by clicking on “Disable” in the small popup window. You will receive a confirmation email from Nintendo and you will still be able to use Nintendo Switch Online services until the “expiration date” listed on this page.

Disable automatic renewal (Web)

On the Nintendo Switch

You can just as easily turn off automatic renewal on your Nintendo Switch device. Open the Nintendo eShop app on the home screen of your Nintendo Switch and select the correct user. Press right on the left joystick to select your profile icon in the upper right corner of the screen; then press A to confirm. This will bring you to the “Account Information” screen.

Nintendo eShop image

Scroll down to “Nintendo Switch Online,” then select “Disable Automatic Renewal.” Confirm your choice and you will receive a confirmation email from Nintendo. You can still use Nintendo Switch Online services until the “expiration date” listed on this page.

Disable automatic renewal (switch)

You can re-subscribe at any time. But, after 180 days, Nintendo delete all Save Data Cloud backups on its servers.

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