Nintendo Switch Parental Cont…

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About this app

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.

◆ 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.
Updated on
Nov 19, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

115K reviews
Chelsea DAlessandro
December 29, 2023
In real need of an update. Most basic functionality expected is missing - no simple way to turn off device access. Can change each day's time allowance to 0min... but, you have to manually change it back later. highly frustrating. Need a master on/off for suspend software (period. Right now.) in addition to the existing master on/off for suspend parental controls.
37 people found this review helpful
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Madelynn Barlow
January 11, 2024
I think it would be great to add in the function to require a pin when going into system setting. My little brother likes playing on my switch and he will often delete my save data so that he can download games or make more space for bigger games. It's really getting on my nerves because the games that I enjoy playing and have gotten far on, he just deleted the data but not the game so he would think I wouldn't notice. So that change would be great
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Day Tucker
November 15, 2023
It's good, it just needs individual user settings. For example, if one of the Nintendo Accounts has a Nintendo Switch Online profile, and the rest don't, and someone clicks on that profile, they'll be able to access online play. Fix this please. I do like how it automatically sets a pin when you set up the switch. I don't like the verification of the email address. What if you deleted that email address?
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What's new

Feature improvements and bug fixes have been implemented.