The Nintendo Switch is truly a one-of-a-kind device. It’s a portable console so, with it you can forget about annoying wires or constantly running out of the gamepad. All you need to do is charge the device and enjoy playing great exclusives that are only available on Nintendo and are therefore unique.
In addition to all this, you have the opportunity to play your favorite games with your friends or family. This option is called cooperative play. It’s really fun and, in a way, helps to strengthen your relationships. The cool thing about this is that you can play anywhere you want. If you want to play the Nintendo Switch with your friends or family, you need to add them to your friend’s list.
There are several ways to add a friend. The first way is that you have to send a friend request to your friend, using the special friend code. The second way is much easier. All you have to do is accept the friend request that was sent to you. There is also a third way. This way you can locate your friend locally using Bluetooth on your device. So, here is how to find the friend code on your Nintendo Switch in a few simple steps.
How to find a friend code on Nintendo Switch
After you finish the setup process, the Nintendo Switch will automatically assign you a 12-digit friend code. This friend code starts with “SW” and can be viewed on your main profile page or in the lower right corner of the “Add Friend” page. The profile page is located in the upper left corner of the main screen. Use the left Joy-Con to navigate to your avatar, then press the physical “A” button on the right Joy-Con.
If you want to find a friend code on the Nintendo Switch, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, go to the Nintendo Switch profile page on the main menu.
- After that, go to the “Add Friend” tab.
- Then, you will find your friend code in the lower right corner of the screen.
You can manage friend requests you receive, search for local users, use a friend code to send a friend invitation, or check requests you’ve sent.
How to send a friend request on Nintendo Switch
If you want to send a friend request on your Nintendo Switch, you have to follow these steps:
- If you recognize someone’s friend code, you can enter it by selecting “Search with Friend Code” from the “Add Friend” menu.
- Enter the friend’s 12-digit code, and an outgoing friend request will be sent to that person.
- Any friend requests sent can be managed by going to the “Sent Friend Requests” menu item under “Search with Friend Code”.
How to add friends locally on Nintendo Switch
This option allows you to share friend requests with people in the same room. It doesn’t require an Internet connection because it uses Bluetooth to find local consoles.
If you want to add friends locally, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. If the Nintendo Switch console is not connected to the Internet, the friend request will be temporarily saved on the console. The friend request will then be sent automatically the next time the console is connected to the Internet.
In some online multiplayer games, you can team up with random players to whom you can later send a friend request. In the “Add Friend” submenu, select “Search for Users You Played with” and then invite someone you’ve recently played with to connect.