How To Fix Nintendo Switch Error Code 2160-8006?

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If you are seeing the following Nintendo switch error code 2160-8006 message while trying to play some game on your consoles. Then, chances are you may be seeing the following as a result of the following reasons:

  • An issue with the DNS
  • Slow or unstable internet connection
  • Interruption or interference in signal between your network device and console
  • A weak wifi signal 

Atleast, that is what Nintendo’s claims to be the problem according to their official website.

Nintendo Switch Error Code 2160-8006

To deal with this, after having gone through a number of forums out there and considering a few solutions from their official website itself. We have managed to compile a handful of the best solutions out there with the help of which you could try and solve the particular error on your respective switch consoles as well.


Fixes For Nintendo switch error code 2160-8006


Fix 1: Restart the console

One of the easiest and simplest ways to try and solve the error according to Nintendo’s official website would be to restart your switch console. 

This works as a soft reset, which helps take care of any temporary bugs or glitches within the system app and might help fix such errors. 

You can simply restart your Nintendo Switch console, by pressing and holding down on its Power button for three seconds and selecting the restart option from the displayed Power Options.


Fix 2: Bring your console closer to your router device

If you are on a wireless network and using the consoles too far away from your router devices. Then, it would be a good idea to move a bit nearer to your router device to strengthen the signal and check if doing so helps fix the issue.


Fix 3: Switch to a different wireless band

Nintendo’s official site also says that switching to a different band might help fix the issue. 

Hence, there is no harm in trying to connect to a different band from the current one to see if doing so helps get rid of the following error on your respective consoles. 

If your router provides multiple bands like a 2.4 GHz band or a 5GHz one. Then, you can try switching between them to see which works for you to solve the following error message.


Fix 4: Reset the game

A few users online have also reported that resetting the game had managed to do the trick for them. 

Nintendo Switch Error Code 2160-8006

Similar to a system restart, if the issue is something related to a corrupt saved file, or a cache conflict, or a bug. Then, resetting the game can also come handy in fixing the error message on your respective console devices. 

And hence, to reset your game or your console device as a whole. You can follow the steps as mentioned below:

  • Go to your console’s Home Menu and click on the System Settings option.
  • Then, from the Settings menu options, select on the Data Management option at the bottom and click on the Delete Save Data option. 
  • Next, choose the game which is giving you the error and select the user for which you want to delete the saved data, if more than one user is available.
  • Click on the Delete All Save Data for this Software option and hit the Delete Save Data option.

Once the game saved data has been deleted. Restart your console and check to see if the error has been resolved.


Fix 5: Switch to a faster connection

One of the most common reasons out there which many users agreed upon unanimously to have been responsible for the following error to occur, would be a slow or unstable internet connection.

Nintendo Switch Error Code 2160-8006

Hence, it is important to check your internet connection and see whether it is giving you a decent speed and is stable in nature. 

You can check the speed of your internet connection here. And if for some reason, it is not up to the mark of what was promised to you for the plan you have been currently subscribed to. Then, you might want to discuss the issue with your current ISP provider and switch to a plan giving you more decent speed.


Fix 6: Contact Customer Support

If none of the solutions as mentioned above work for you. Then, you might want to contact Nintendo’s Customer Support and discuss your problem with them to come up with a solution that works for you. 


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