Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves can be recovered up to six months after subscription ends
One of the main features of Nintendo Switch Online is the ability to upload all of your save data to the cloud. However, there’s been some concern about what happens to those saves after your subscription ends.
As a reminder, Nintendo’s official FAQ has stated:
“Save data stored with Save Data Cloud cannot be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership.”
The good news is that this FAQ shouldn’t be taken entirely at face value. IGN reached out to Nintendo directly, and received confirmation that cloud saves can be recovered up to six months after a subscription ends.
Nintendo told IGN the following:
“If a Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, users won’t be able to access their Save Data Cloud backups. However, Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups.”