This is a guide to deleting your save data and moving islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). In addition to how to erase your saved data and start a new game, we will also show you how to move your data to another Switch.
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First introduced in the Winter Update, the Island Transfer Tool allows you to move your island and resident data to another Nintendo Switch.
For more information on this app, see the guide below.
An Island Backup Restoration Service is available for lost or damaged Switch devices by uploading your data via the Internet.
Check out the guide below to learn how to avail of this service.
Your Animal Crossing island save data is stored in the system's internal memory. You can only transfer your save data using the game's Island Transfer Tool.
|1||Go to the Switch Home Screen.|
|2||Select System Settings.|
|3||Go to Data Management.|
|4||Choose Delete Save Data.|
|5||Select Animal Crossing: New Horizons.|
|6||Select Delete All Save Data for this Software.|
First, press the Home Button on the Switch to go Home. The Home Button is the small round button found underneath the right joystick.
From the Home Screen, find the Settings Icon from the bottom right side of the screen.
From Settings, scroll down on the left-hand column until you find Data Management, then select it.
After selecting Data Management, scroll down on the right-hand colum. Find Delete Save Data from the bottom of this list.
After choosing Delete Save Data, select Animal Crossing: New Horizons from the list of games.
Delete All Save Data for this Software to wipe all the save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
There is no in-game option to restart New Horizons. However, you can delete all save data on the Switch to start fresh. Please follow the instructions above to do so.
|Maintenance | How to Fix Errors||Island Backup and Restoration | How to Recover Save Data|
|How to Delete and Transfer Save Data||How to Add or Delete Players|
|How to Restart Your Game||Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?|
|NookLink Features||amiibo Compatibility|
|List of Controls||The Language Setting|
|System Requirements||Do You Need Nintendo Switch Online?|
|Island Transfer Tool Guide|
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