Whenever you wake up your Nintendo Switch from the sleep mode, you will face a frustrating lock screen. The lock screen is just an extra step as no security is involved. So if you want to skip this tedium step then this article will surely help you.

Here in this article, I will start from very beginning that what actually a Nintendo Switch is? What are its technical specifications? What are the various types of modes in which you can play games on your Nintendo Switch? And last but not the least I will tell you how to disable this tiresome lock screen on your Nintendo Switch and how to enable it again , if you ever want to do.

All about Nintendo Switch

History of Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is also known as NX. It was developed by Nintendo. It was released on 3rd March, 2017.

Technical Specification of Nintendo Switch

Size: 4 inches high, 9.4 inches long and 0.55 inches deep.

Weight: .66 lbs

Screen: 6.2 inch LCD touch screen/1280*720

CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor

Internal Storage: 32GB

Expandable Storage: upto 2TB

Networking: Can be connected via wireless and Bluetooth 4.1

Video Output: 1080p in TV mode and 720p in tabletop and handheld mode

Speakers: Stereo

Headphone/Mic jack: 3.5mm audio jack

Internal battery: Lithium-ion battery/4310mAh

Battery Life: 2.5-6.5 hours

Charging Time: 3 hours approx.

What is Nintendo Switch?

It is a video game console that allows you to play games either on the television or on the unit itself as it has built-in display.

How to play on Nintendo Switch?

There are three ways in which you can use your switch to play video games.

  1. TV Mode
  2. Handheld Mode
  3. Tabletop Mode

Nintendo Switch Connected to a TV

This mode allows you to play games on Nintendo Switch while the game or the application is visible to you on your tv screen.

Steps to be followed to play in TV mode

  1. First you have to connect the Nintendo Switch to a Tv or to a monitor.
  2. Then detach your Joy-Con controllers from the Nintendo Switch console.
  3. Now set the Nintendo Switch system in its charging dock.
  4. Finally, start your game or application.
  5. That’s it.

Nintendo Switch As a Handheld Device

If you snap the Joy-Con controllers to the side of the tablet then you get a handheld device. As the Nintendo Switch has a touchscreen feature you can write very complicated things like e-mail addresses or passwords very easily. This feature is absent in traditional video game controllers.

Nintendo Switch As a Tiny Multiplayer Console

There is a pull-out kickstand on the back side of the Nintendo Switch, this will help the console to sit on any flat surface. You just have to slide out the joy-cons and this will give you a little console on which you can play when you want.

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Steps to Disable the Lock Screen on your Nintendo Switch

The following steps shows you, how to disable the lock screen when your console is in the standby mode rather in the open mode.

In such a case, you can either use the power button or the home button to wake up your console from the standby mode.

If you have done this, then you can see a screen like the below one.

home Screen before Lock Screen

As you can see, the screen prompts you to press key A to continue. But to your surprise you can press any key and can impasse this screen.

After pressing key A, you will jump into next screen which is the real lock screen. Here on this screen, you have to press a key three times if you want to unlock the console.

If you don’t want to see this lock screen anymore then check the check box on the upper right corner of your screen and says ”Don’t lock next time”.

lock screen of your Nintendo Switch

If you tap on this check box then every time when you wake up your console. You will only see first screen that shows you to press Key A to continue. But after pressing key A, you will jump onto home screen not on the three button lock screen.

Now, if your console is already open, then you can follow the below steps to disable the lock screen:

  1. First of all, from the Home screen, tap on System Settings which you can see along the bottom of the screen.

System Settings on Home Screen after Lock screen

2. In System Settings, you can see various options. There tap on Screen Lock

Click on Screen Lock to change Lock Settings

3. After you tap on Screen Lock option, you can see an option that says “Lock Screen in Sleep Mode”. You have to toggle this option so that it can turn into off.

4. Finally click on OK button to make the changes.

If you ever want to enable this lock screen again, then also you can do.

Steps to Enable the Lock Screen on your Nintendo Switch

  1. Go on the home menu and then on System Settings.

home Screen

2. In System Settings, you can see various options. There you have to tap on Screen Lock

Screen Lock to change Lock settings

3. After you tap on Screen Lock option, you can see an option that says “Lock Screen in Sleep Mode”. You have to toggle this option so that it can turn into on.

4. Finally click on OK button to make the changes.

With this, I have completed this article. Hope this article will help you.

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