Stay safe and secure
Nintendo has updated the Nintendo Accounts service with a new way for users to stay safe, and it only takes a few minutes to set up.
Registering a passkey with your Nintendo Account adds an additional layer of security that can help prevent unauthorized access to the account. When signing in to your account, you can choose to use your passkey to sign in instead of your email address or sign-in ID and password. Your passkey is saved in advance on your smartphone or other device, and this is retrieved by accessing that device when signing in.
The only catch right now is that you need one of the following devices to utilize the new passkey feature:
- iPhone with iOS 16 or newer
- iPad with iPadOS 16 or newer
- Mac computer with macOS 13 or newer
- Android devices with Android OS 9 or newer
If you’d like to get more information on how to set up a passkey or this update in general, you can check out Nintendo’s official FAQ.