It’s only natural for parents to have questions about their kids and gaming.
That’s why Nintendo Switch has parental controls that let you set rules for using the system—so you can spend less time worrying and more time having fun. While some parental controls are available on the system itself, the free app gives you even more options.
Keep an eye on play time
Decide which games they can play
When setting up your parental controls, you can choose from pre-set age categories for faster setup. Or, you can set custom options based on the age of your child. This way, only games that are appropriate for the age you select can be played on your system. (Parents may override this using their PIN).
And if you’re wondering which games your family plays the most, you can check out daily play times, and even get a monthly report of the most-played games for your system.
Customize online features
Different games have different social and online features that you may want to consider.
With the parental controls app, you can:
- Limit sharing of in-game text or images per game
- Restrict the ability to post screenshots to social media
You may also set restrictions on who can make Nintendo eShop purchases via your Nintendo Account settings.* To get started, visit accounts.nintendo.com.
*Parents or guardians will need a Nintendo Account to access these settings. Visit the support page for details.
Internet connection required to use this app. Data charges may apply.