How to Set Nintendo eShop Restrictions

Instructions on managing purchase restrictions for the Nintendo Switch system or the online Game Store.

Additional Information:

  • Nintendo eShop purchase restrictions for Nintendo Switch and the online Game Store can only be set through a parent / guardian’s Nintendo Account in a Nintendo family group. 

  • A parent / guardian can manage purchase restrictions, including automatic subscription renewals, for any Nintendo Accounts that have been added to or created by the parent / guardian’s account. 

  • Parental Controls set through the Nintendo Account do not apply to the Shops on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS family, Wii, or Nintendo DSi family systems. 

Complete These Steps:

  1. Log into your existing parent / guardian Nintendo Account to access your Nintendo Account settings. 

  2. Click “Family group.” 

  3. A list of all supervised accounts in the family group will appear on the screen. Click the Nintendo Account where you want to manage restrictions.

    • If you are not yet supervising the account where you want to place restrictions, you will need to do one of the following:

      • Create a new account for the child (age 12 and under), or 

      • Associate their existing Nintendo Account to yours (age 13 and older) 

      • Set the Nintendo Account as supervised (if it already exists within the family group) 

  4. Under Parental Controls, select each setting that you want to adjust:

    • Age-Based Purchase Restrictions

    • Spending Restrictions

    • Services with Access to Account Information

  5. Click “Save changes” to confirm the change.