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How to Delete, Copy and Move Data

How Do I Delete Data From My Nintendo 2DS?

Below are step by step instructions for deleting save data or applications from the Nintendo 2DS, however please see the follow notes before deleting any data from your Nintendo console.

Notes:

Built-in applications cannot be deleted or removed from the HOME Menu. This includes:

Nintendo eShop :AR Games
Nintendo 2DS Camera :Mii Maker
Nintendo 2DS Sound :Face Raiders
StreetPass Mii Plaza :Activity Log
Download Play :System Settings
Nintendo Zone Viewer

Deleting a game or application that was downloaded from Nintendo eShop will also delete the associated save data permanently unless you create a save data backup.

Once deleted, pre-installed software (Mario Kart 7, Swapnote, Fire Emblem: Awakening etc.) and Nintendo eShop purchases can be re-downloaded at no cost.

The save data for most retail games is located on the Game Card. See the game's manual for information on deleting save data for these games.

-- Deleting 2DS Data --

  • From the HOME Menu tap the System Settings icon, then "Open."
  • Tap "Data Management."
  • Tap "Nintendo 2DS." You will be given the below options
  • "Software" to delete full games.
  • "Extra Data" to delete Save Data without deleting the game.
  • “Add-on Content” to delete any downloaded add-on content.
  • “Save Data Backup” to backup, restore or delete any Save Data Backups Made.02
  • Select the data you would like to delete.
  • Tap "Delete Software and Save Data" or "Create Save-Data Backup and Delete Software."
  • Tap "Delete" again to confirm.


 -- Deleting DSi Ware Data --

  • From the HOME Menu tap the System Settings icon, then "Open."
  • Tap "Data Management."
  • Tap "DSiWare."
  • Tap "System Memory" to delete data saved to the system memory.
  • Tap "SD Card" to delete data saved to the SD Card.
  • Select the data you would like to delete.
  • Tap "Delete."
  • Tap "Delete" again to confirm.

 
My 2DS Will Not Let Me Use Street Pass On Any More Games, What Do I Do?

You are only able to have a maximum of 12 titles using Street Pass at any one time, once you have 12 titles using Street Pass you will need to delete one to add another title.

You can delete Titles from your Street Pass list by doing the following.

  • From the HOME Menu tap the System Settings icon, then "Open."
  • Tap "Data Management."
  • Tap “Street Pass Management”
  • Select the title you wish to deactivate street pass for
  • Tap “Deactivate Street Pass”

 
You will not lose any data you have already gained from using Street Pass on this title and you can reactivate it again when you next play that game.

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