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How to Link Nintendo Switch to the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App

Instructions for linking a Nintendo Switch console to the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app.

Additional Information:

  • A Nintendo Account (belonging to a user aged 18+) is required to use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app.
  • Linking a Nintendo Account to the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app allows parents to manage and monitor Nintendo Switch usage through a smart device. More info
  • An internet connection is required to link the console and the app. Data charges may apply.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Download the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Get the Registration Code from the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app on your smart device.
    1. On your smart device, launch the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app and select “Next” on the title screen.
    2. Tap “Sign In / Create Account”.
    3. The application will launch http://accounts.nintendo.com in the device internet browser.
    4. Sign in to your existing Nintendo Account or create a new one.
    5. Your Nintendo Account nickname will appear on the screen. Select “Use this account” to confirm.
    6. You will be returned to the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls application. Select “Next”.
    7. A Registration Code will appear on the screen of your smart device.
  3. Use the Registration Code to link your Nintendo Switch system to your smart device.
  4. Once the link is complete, you can use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app to set parental controls restrictions.
    • An internet connection is required for the Nintendo Switch console to sync to the app.