Nintendo Switch Parental Cont…

Nintendo Switch Parental Cont…

By Nintendo Co., Ltd.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-03-02
  • Current Version: 1.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 78.31 MB
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 33,760 Ratings


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. Attention: ◆ 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.



  • Mama B

    By Shae-C
    It took a minute to figure out but it has been perfect for what I need to keep my son monitored. I like that it gives me alerts for the time he has been on and also that I can shut it off if I need to.
  • Definitely needs more features

    By Sbisk
    My biggest issue with the app, is that I can’t set a “0 minute” limit. What if I don’t want my kids to play at all on any given day. Unfortunately the lowest setting is 15 minutes, so my dishonest kids can still go on for 15 minutes when they aren’t supposed to.
  • Nintendo Switch Parental Control

    By Irish_ninja_play
    This app helps a lot
  • My new favorite app of 2019!

    By iEvaluat0r
    Simply stated: Works as advertised. #1. Let's both parents have the Parental App on each iPhone (to change settings that update the account in real time) #2. Create game Play-Time limitations with the ability to suspend software once the timer runs out. (Awesome Feature) #3. Provides basic game play metrics. #4. Several more features, but you download it and figure it out for yourself! 🤗 Good Job Dev Team!
  • Everything’s great, except...

    By Xpl1dr
    I absolutely love this app. It lets you see what games were played, on which profiles, and set limits on both age restrictions for the rating of games you’ll allow your family to play, AND it lets you set the amount of time you’ll allow them to play in a day. You can set bedtimes each day so no games can be played after the set bedtime as well. The only thing I don’t like is that you can’t control which profiles the limitations are applied to. It’s applied to every single profile on the console or none at all. What if I want to play after my kids go to bed? What if my kids sucked up all the play time for the day and now I want a turn? Technically, I could just enter my pin and temporarily give myself access, but I don’t want to have that barrier for my own profile. I understand why they did it that way, but I’d rather have the option of choosing who the limits apply to rather than it forcing me to apply it to everyone. Minus one star for that, but everything else is amazing.
  • Freezing on log in screen!!!

    By TheRealDonalJTrump
    It wont log in after user and password entered it just freezes there without going to next screen!!! Need bugfix
  • Not user-specific

    By TheologyProf
    Not very useful without a way to password protect and limit time of individual users.
  • Time

    By Only1MeJMC
    The only thing that I can see that would help a lot is if you can set a morning time to where they can’t play until after a set time because I wake up early for work and my son will be up at 5am or so playing his game. The bedtime one works great, just need it to stay shutdown for at least 8 hours or so to assure my child gets good sleep knowing he can’t play till after a set time in the morning.
  • Cannot control start time.

    By Fathermeltdown
    My son unfortunately starts his day playing with the switch, and we have a hard time getting him off it to go to school. I have to confiscate it, which creates drama. It would be great if the control system allowed me to begin the start time so it would only begin at certain time after he comes back from school. The switch is definitely the best of all the gaming systems for kids, but the parental controls need to be improved.
  • Great.

    By Gabezzzzzzzzzz
    I think this is great! Especially when my little one is getting frustrated with a game. I just turn on the times up display and she will just say “times up” and walk away.