Like any other gaming consoles, the Nintendo Switch too is highly addictive. Once you install the best Nintendo Switch games on your device, you just can’t resist playing them all the time. But, there should be a limit to everything and to stop the kids from playing games for an extended period you should need to learn how to set up parental controls app on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo is providing a separate parent control app for iPhone and Android smartphone, and you can control what kind of games and for how long your kid needs to play by using that app. Remember, you will need a WiFi connection (internet connection) while setting up the parental control so keep your connection ON while you set up your controls.

Once you are done with the setup, Nintendo Switch will remember the settings and will implement them as and when required even if your kid is away from the WiFi limits.

How to Set Up the Parental Controls App on Nintendo SwitchSo, let us know how we can set up the parental controls app for Nintendo Switch

How to set up the Parental Controls App on Nintendo Switch

Step #1. Download the Parental Control app on your iPhone or Android phone from the links given.

Download the Parental Control appStep #2. On your, Nintendo Switch selects the ‘gear icon’ on the home screen and go to ‘System Settings’ menu, and there you have to select the ‘Parental Controls.’

Select Parental ControlsStep #3. On the app, sign-in with the same login credentials which you have for the Nintendo Switch device you want to give parental controls.

sign-in with the same login credentialsStep #4. Enter the registration code generated by the app to the Nintendo Switch to pair both the devices.

Enter the registration code generated by the app to the Nintendo SwitchStep #5. When the devices are linked, select the type of restriction level for your kid.

There are different levels which are None, Teen, Pre-Teen, Child, and Custom. If you choose the Custom level, then you can pick the exact age between 3+ and 18+.

Select the type of restriction level for your kidStep #6. If you wish you can choose restrictions based in the country or area, you are living.

choose restrictions based in the country or area you are livingStep #7. Set the restrictions for posting on social media as Nintendo Switch will not allow any posting on social media for the kids under 13 years of age.

Set the restrictions for posting on social mediaStep #8. You can also set the ‘Communicating with Others’ settings, and this control will stop your child from chatting with others.

Set the Communicating with Others settings,Step #9. Set up play time limits from ‘No Limit’ to 15 minutes with the intervals up to 6 hours. You can even also set these timings on a daily basis and can give some relaxations on weekends.

Set up play time limitsWhile playing with the kid hits the preset time limit the device will notify the child and an alarm will buzz at the top of the screen and will be dismissed after few moment, and it will keep on popping up after every 15 minutes.

Set these timings on a daily basisYou can even separately suspend and lock the access to the Switch from the app itself once the set time limit is crossed for the rest of the day.

Step #10. You can place a restriction on your kid’s usage on eShop on the Switch and not from the parental control app. With this set up you can either supervise the current Nintendo account or better to make a separate Child Account and link it to your main account to keep an eye of eShop usage.

place a restriction on your kid’s usage on eShop on the SwitchHow to Lift Parental Controls on Nintendo Switch

Step #1. Go to the Nintendo Switch and then to the Parental Controls icon at the top.

Step #2. Enter the PIN which was provided by the app at the time of set up.

The PIN will be visible on the app under the Console Settings tab and also in the email received from Nintendo.

Whenever you turn on the console or wake it up from the Sleep Mode you need to provide the PIN.

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