What Can I Block With Parental Controls on Nintendo Switch?
Parents can use the on-device settings or the more extensive Nintendo Switch Parental Controls application (available for free on iOS and Android devices) to set various restrictions for Nintendo Switch. Additionally, restrictions on Nintendo eShop purchases can be set through a parent/guardian’s Nintendo Account.
For help setting up or adjusting the Parental Controls for your Nintendo Switch console, click here.
The following features or settings can be restricted through Parental Controls:
|Categories||Nintendo Switch console||Nintendo Switch Parental Controls |
(smart device app)
|Software ratings (by age)||✓||✓||✗|
|Posting to social networks||✓||✓||✗|
|Free communication with others||✓||✓||✗|
|VR Mode (3D visuals)||✓||✓||✗|
|Set play time limits||✗||✓||✗|
|View play activity||✗||✓||✗|
|Set purchasing restrictions||✗||✗||✓|
|Disable friend suggestions||✗||✗||✓|
|Manage information shared with 3rd parties||✗||✗||✓|
Additionally, the Parental Control PIN will automatically be required when restoring the console to factory settings and when adjusting some of the system settings (date/time changes, deleting a user, etc).