How to Add a Friend Code on Nintendo 3DS

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You know you can add your friend on Nintendo 3DS and play the game together. Not only play games you can view each other’s online status and favorite games also. Adding a friend on Nintendo 3DS is simple you just need Friend code if you’re adding them online. And offline procedure even requires a Friend code and internet connection.

Here is how to find your own Friend Code and add your friend online and offline:

How to find your own Friend Code

You can also use your own friend code to add friends. If you have your own Friend code, then you can share it with your friend you want to add. If you haven’t your Friend code, then you can follow the below steps to find the code and note it down.

Steps:

1.    Take your Nintendo 3DS and power it on.

2.    Look for the ‘Friend List’ icon. It is an orange color face smiley icon on the top of the screen.

3.    Click on the ‘Friend List’ icon. When you’ll get it.

4.    Click on your ‘Friend Card.’ Friend card is just next to the gold crown icon and has a picture of your Mii on it.

5.    Look at the bottom of your Mii code there is your friend code.

That’s It! Note your friend code and share it with the person you want to add as friend.

How to register for a New Friend on Nintendo 3DS

You can register by both online and offline procedure. If your friend is near you means within the range capacity of Nintendo 3DS signal then you can add your friend offline and even without using Friend Codes. If your friend is far away, then you can register online for this both of you should have a network connection.

1.    Take your Nintendo 3DS and power it on.

2.    Look for the ‘Friend List’ icon. It is an orange color face smiley icon on the top of the screen.

3.    Click on the ‘Friend List’ icon. When you’ll get it.

4.    Click on the ‘Register Friends’ icon at the top-right corner. This icon is also the same as the Friend list icon means it also has a smiley face icon in orange color.

5.    Click on ‘Internet’ option, when the menu opens.

Note: if you’re registering offline then select ‘Local’ instead of the Internet.

6.    Now, you’ll be asked for your friend’s 12 digits Friend Code, and touch screen num-pad will launch.

7.    Enter your Friend’s 12 digit Friend code.

8.    And then click on ‘OK.’

That’s it! Once your friend registers your Friend code, his/her full details will come in their card. If they haven’t registered you and your Friend code yet, then a gray color Placeholder Friend card will appear and ask you to enter their profile name. If your friend already registered your Friend code or information then automatically his/her Friend card will appear on your screen with all details filled out. Once the registering process will complete. Now, you and your friends can watch online status, favorite games of each other and also play games together.

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