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List of Features Restricted Through Parental Controls

Enabling Parental Controls allows you to choose whether or not to block the following features:

  • Access to Nintendo DSi Exclusive and Compatible Software based on FPB ratings guidelines. You cannot use this to restrict the use of Nintendo DS/DS Lite software or software downloaded via DS Download Play*.
  • For more information on FPB and ratings guidelines, please click here.
  • PictoChat
    Restrict the use of PictoChat.
  • DS Download Play*
    Restrict the use of this application. With DS Download Play, (*please note, unfortunately the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service which allows for this feature is currently not available for South Africa) you can download and play certain multiplayer games with other Nintendo DS system users even if you have only one copy of a game. You can also send and receive demos of certain software titles.
  • Nintendo DSi Browser*
    Restrict the use of the Nintendo DSi Browser to browse the Internet. (*Please note, unfortunately the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service which allows for this feature is currently not available for South Africa)
  • Photo Exchange
    Restrict the exchange of photos over DS Wireless Communications.
  • User-Generated Content
    Restrict access to certain user-generated content.