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
Mar 16, 2022

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
99.2K reviews
Geoff Hunt
August 12, 2022
Great app with easy controls and reports. I just wish three things: 1. That the timer DIDN'T decrease while in the main Switch screen. No reason for it to decrease on a screen where a game isn't being played. 2. I wish the timer was per profile, not just for the system. 3. Would be nice if the system "stopped" once the time was up.
4 people found this review helpful
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Hamzah Mughal
August 2, 2022
Great, but needs to be individualized by account. The app enables you to control the WHOLE switch. It counts the time the console was active, not a given account. I want my daughters time on the console on her account to be tracked and limited. not mine. Unfortunately, there's no way to discriminate between us (unless I clearly missed it). Otherwise this is an awesome app.
19 people found this review helpful
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Adrian Jelley
June 26, 2022
Great overall, but I wish it had a few more features. I use this app on 2 different switches and I love the ability to set time limits, and game ratings. I also enjoy the monthly summary of what was played. That said, I wish the app had a "lock now" feature, or a way to extend play time without having to change the daily schedule. It would also be fantastic if it had a "find my switch" option, where it would cause the switch to play a sound when activated.
59 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Feature improvements and bug fixes have been implemented.