The app has some pretty good parental control options, but it could be improved. I'm not a parent, but I've been using the app for security because the Nintendo Switch doesn't have a password system. This way if my Switch is stolen or lost, I can lock down the system with the app to prevent others from using it or selling it. Also, it's nice for tracking play time.
I'm not a parent so I didn't get this app for parent control, I got it because there's no other way to protect my Switch. No lock screen, no password nothing. This app kinda fills in that role and it does it well. Only thing I want is the option to place a letter password like I have for my Sonata 3 only then will I feel completely secure. Overall great app!
Like most people, I use the app for time usage and to go to bed on early nights(apparently I'm bad at it lol) and wish they had monthly usage, it's cool and I wish it monitored per game not overall time and probably per user for parents with more than one kid. Other than that I wouldn't use it on my kid if I ever had kids.
The parental control app only works until your young person works out they can play as long as they like if they just take the console offline. If Nintendo release an update to fix this, I'll change my review, but until then the parental control app is basically pointless for any except young or very tech unsavvy youth.
So far it's the only way to track play time, but it only works after the point it was set up and only tracks each play session. I was hoping for an hour count of total time played. So I can show how long it took me to complete breath of the wild. Maybe they will add that feature to the switch itself like the playbook app on the 3ds.
I really like the bedtime restriction part of this app. I have a 11 year old who likes to get up after everyone else is in bed and play..so restricting access is fantastic. I do have a problem with the play timer being able to only temporarily be disabled for myself, but that is just a minor work around...i wish there was a way that you could set timers for each person and not overall.
Implemented bug fixes.
Parental control app to manage screen time on phones and tablets (Android & iOS)