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Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

By Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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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 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.
Users will receive a push notification for their daily play summary for the first such summary.
Monthly play summaries will always be received via push notifications.
It's an easy way to see what kind of games your family is interested in.

3. Restrict console features for safety.
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 general 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

What's New in Version 1.1.1

Implemented bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Good app

I'm mostly happy with this app, I love seeing how much each account spends playing. We only have 1 game because we just got our Switch, so I'm not sure how the information works if we were to play multiple games.

I do wish that I was able to set limits for each account instead of it being system wide since my husband and I each play and then each of our kids have an account. I find myself having to override the limits all the time in order to give everyone an even amount of play time.

Access Control?

I actually use this app for my own (ahem, adult) use. Mostly to try out the features of tracking my play and reminding myself how much I play. It also seems to be the only way to instill some kind of access lock on the console (not that I need much for the Switch).

I'd be happier with more options, flexibility on setting up access on users and timing resetting and accounting, but the controls are adequate for my present needs. Seems like it would be for actual children too.

Great for keeping tabs on how long the child plays.

This keeps my child from playing while Im off at work. I finding a lot of use for this however it still has it's flaws, like not being able to update information in real time or seeing current date play hours only last month, I plan to continue using it to know when and how long my child plays.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 72.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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