Nintendo Switch Parental Cont…
By Nintendo Co., Ltd.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 support.nintendo.com.
◆ 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.
What's New in Version 1.4.0
Added support for iPhone X.
Implemented bug fixes.
Good But Lacking One Major Ability
Nintendo, this app is a great idea, but why can the settings not be set individually for each specific user? I can't give one child more playtime than another, restrict content more for younger children than for older children, etc. Your parental controls are great, but they need to have the option of being applied per user instead of being applied globally to everyone who plays on the same console. It is unreasonable to buy an individual switch console for each child and monitor them that way.
Until this ability is added I strongly contend that this app is severely lacking. No business from our family will come until we can insure that this ability exists. We would like to purchase a switch when this issue has been addressed, but not until then.
Nintendo, can we expect this ability to come in a future update?
Excellent I actually use it for myself
It’s great. Being able to see reminders and be aware of the game time you spend. Also the native displays that the switch has for seeing your gametime has really helped me develop a reward system for gaming. It’s encouraging to see a system that is not bent on having you glued to its devices 24 hours a day. The switch has been well worth it. Great console. Pokken Tournament is where it’s at!
Good, not great!
I have no complaints about anything except how about having multiple child support. Not all of us are large fire breathing reptiles with only one child. Designing this for only one child sure is limiting or don’t you want all the children of the world marching along in a line to the sound of Super Mario Bros. Just think about it for me, would you?
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 13, 2017
- Version: 1.4.0
- Size: 72.6 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- © 2017 Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.