Nintendo Switch Parental Cont…

Nintendo Switch Parental Cont…

By Nintendo Co., Ltd.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-03-02
  • Current Version: 1.10.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 78.03 MB
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 55,692 Ratings


Nintendo Switch Parental Controls™ is a free app for smart devices to keep you engaged with your family's gaming activities on Nintendo Switch. ◆ A Nintendo Switch console with the latest available system version is required to use this app. This is recommended for people worried about things such as: 1. Is my child spending too much time playing games? 2. What kind of games is my child playing? 3. Are the games my child is playing age-appropriate? Below are three special features of the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app: 1. Monitor play time on your console. Set a play-time limit and the console will notify users that the time limit has been reached. Parents and guardians can check the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app to see if the time limit has been followed. It is also possible to suspend gameplay automatically when the play-time limit is reached. 2. Check up on your console's gameplay. The summary function allows you to easily see what games have been played on the console recently and how much time was spent playing each day. View daily reports and monthly summaries of play activity. If you choose to receive push notifications, you'll be notified when a new monthly summary is available. It's an easy way to see what kind of games your family is interested in. 3. Restrict console features. Nintendo Switch functions can be restricted to prevent the console from playing games above a certain age rating. Attention: ◆ An Internet connection is required to use this app. Cellular data may be used. A Nintendo Account (for ages 18 and up) is also required. ◆ Restrictions to Nintendo eShop purchases can be set from Nintendo Account settings. ◆ Your use of this app is subject to the Nintendo Account User Agreement available at ◆ In order to make use of all of the features and settings available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, all registered Nintendo Switch consoles need to be using the latest system version.



  • Need controls by user

    By kevwileyxj
    I wish this app would let me set parental controls by user instead of just by console. I would also like more custom time limits like 3 hours in a weekend instead of just daily time limits.
  • Missing controls

    This app does just as it is designed however, there are some huge controls missing... you can’t set a start time and you can’t stop the child from using specific apps. We need the ability to shut down a specific App so they can’t use it. Otherwise. Great app
  • Frustrating Piece of crap

    By PowerStraw3000
    I’ve been try for weeks now to lift the stupid parental controls that plague my son’s switch and this app shows me synced, interacts but ignores literally every setting I put in it. I should have bought him a PSVita because this Switch is a disappointment. I’M the parent, Nintendo NOT you!!!
  • Really good.

    By Lexi tan
    Five stars if I could limit the time’s of day they can playe.
  • Good start but more needed

    By zIY78E#
    Provides some parental oversight but not nearly enough. Ability to block specific times is needed.
  • It doesn’t lock the device!

    By Hgfryvd
    What good is this if it doesn’t lock the device when time is up?
  • Not what it should be

    By Cathy9612
    Two issues. 1. The purpose of setting parental controls is so that you can tailor them to the individual person. This app only allows for the control of the device. This is our family device and I won’t be buying multiple so I can control my kids’ access individually. I don’t want to put controls on four people when I just want to restrict the usage individually for each family member dependent on earning time to play on it (school grades, helping out at home, general free playtime). Issue 2. The use of the PIN. If my kid goes on my phone and into the app, the PIN is displayed, so not only can they change the parental settings that I have set, but also go on the Switch, enter the PIN I’ve chosen and then they can use the switch for as long as they want and gives them an override for everything that I’ve set up. Nintendo, it seems like you could come up with something far better. Everyone complains that kids are addicted to video games and don’t do anything else, just like the cigarette manufacturers you should have some kind of obligation to lessen and assist with the regulation of this addiction
  • Nintendo’s in control

    By No, Mimi
    Not being able to change the 6:00am start time after which the switch can be played during the day (like it does for the other end of the day when using the bedtime feature) has led to morning battles like no other in my household. Video games are pretty much the worst thing for my son to get into at the start his day. “Honey, time to turn off the game and eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, and go to school!”—That doesn’t work on my kid (wouldn’t have worked on me either—lots of kids struggle with transitions). Having to hide it from him every night is a hassle and I don’t always remember to do it. I would give it five stars if I could restrict game time to after school only. I really fault Nintendo Nintendo for failing to include this obvious feature, especially by now when lots of people have asked for it. When I try to imagine why they would not, by now, have added this, it brings to mind Silicon Valley parents who don’t permit their own children to use the products they create, but are comfortable marketing to other people’s children.
  • Poor App Design and Function

    By sariedee
    I don’t understand what Nintendo is trying to do. I do not receiving notifications on my phone when time is met or exceeded, when the pin is attempted, when the used tries to access restricted content, and the Switch is not stopped requiring a pin to be entered on the app when time is reached. This app is generally useless. All the things needed for a parental app.
  • Whaaat no

    By Cuddles55
    This is a great asset.