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

118K reviews
Daniel Harris
April 19, 2024
Please update/repair the following: #1) Needs a panorama option to set limits for multiple Switches. #2) Sometimes setting limits does not synchronize to the Switch. The Switch makes the update sound, but it would still be disabled or not be disabled. It's frustrating when this doesn't work because it frustrates me as the parent to enforce rules, and it frustrates my kids when their Switch doesn't get unlocked when I said it's supposed to. Other than that, it's a good app, and works otherwise.
5 people found this review helpful
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May 1, 2024
Better than just looking over your kid's shoulder...but not by a lot. Very few options for controlling which apps your child can access, and very primitive notification settings (monthly summaries are useless to me, but I cannot turn them off without turning all other notifications off too). Doesn't have a block list that I can find--pretty weird to have a parental control app that can't block specific programs.
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Holly Woodruff
April 22, 2024
It works great I would have given it five starts except for the fact that you can only register a max of 3 switches. I have 4 kids who each have there own switch so I am unable to set parental controls for one of them I had to choose the oldest of course but I still wish I could have it on theres as there are certain games I don't want him downloading and playing.
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What's new

Feature improvements and bug fixes have been implemented.