Missing controls 3/5
This app does just as it is designed however, there are some huge controls missing... you can’t set a start time and you can’t stop the child from using specific apps. We need the ability to shut down a specific App so they can’t use it. Otherwise. Great app
Frustrating Piece of crap 1/5
I’ve been try for weeks now to lift the stupid parental controls that plague my son’s switch and this app shows me synced, interacts but ignores literally every setting I put in it. I should have bought him a PSVita because this Switch is a disappointment. I’M the parent, Nintendo NOT you!!!
Really good. 4/5
By Lexi tan
Five stars if I could limit the time’s of day they can playe.
Good start but more needed 3/5
Provides some parental oversight but not nearly enough. Ability to block specific times is needed.
It doesn’t lock the device! 1/5
What good is this if it doesn’t lock the device when time is up?
Not what it should be 1/5
Two issues. 1. The purpose of setting parental controls is so that you can tailor them to the individual person. This app only allows for the control of the device. This is our family device and I won’t be buying multiple so I can control my kids’ access individually. I don’t want to put controls on four people when I just want to restrict the usage individually for each family member dependent on earning time to play on it (school grades, helping out at home, general free playtime).
Issue 2. The use of the PIN. If my kid goes on my phone and into the app, the PIN is displayed, so not only can they change the parental settings that I have set, but also go on the Switch, enter the PIN I’ve chosen and then they can use the switch for as long as they want and gives them an override for everything that I’ve set up.
Nintendo, it seems like you could come up with something far better. Everyone complains that kids are addicted to video games and don’t do anything else, just like the cigarette manufacturers you should have some kind of obligation to lessen and assist with the regulation of this addiction
Nintendo’s in control 1/5
By No, Mimi
Not being able to change the 6:00am start time after which the switch can be played during the day (like it does for the other end of the day when using the bedtime feature) has led to morning battles like no other in my household. Video games are pretty much the worst thing for my son to get into at the start his day. “Honey, time to turn off the game and eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, and go to school!”—That doesn’t work on my kid (wouldn’t have worked on me either—lots of kids struggle with transitions). Having to hide it from him every night is a hassle and I don’t always remember to do it.
I would give it five stars if I could restrict game time to after school only. I really fault Nintendo Nintendo for failing to include this obvious feature, especially by now when lots of people have asked for it. When I try to imagine why they would not, by now, have added this, it brings to mind Silicon Valley parents who don’t permit their own children to use the products they create, but are comfortable marketing to other people’s children.
Poor App Design and Function 1/5
I don’t understand what Nintendo is trying to do. I do not receiving notifications on my phone when time is met or exceeded, when the pin is attempted, when the used tries to access restricted content, and the Switch is not stopped requiring a pin to be entered on the app when time is reached. This app is generally useless. All the things needed for a parental app.
Whaaat no 5/5
This is a great asset.
Great for controlling game time 4/5
So my kids love their switch! This little app allows my wife and I to set up an end time each day so the kids don’t stay up all night playing the console. Works like it’s supposed to when their timer is up the console essentially locks itself. Only way to unlock is to enter the passcode which is generated by the app or you can set one yourself. My wife and I use the one generated by the app so the kids will never guess it! Only flaw I can find is the app doesn’t allow for a start time for the console to be turned on such as 8 am etc... besides that every parent with a child who owns a switch should have this app!!
Horrible Tech Support 1/5
Spent a couple hours on the phone with Nintendo tech support because the app won’t work on my iPhone 11. During the setup process it keeps coming to a blank page. The last rep finally just disconnected me because he couldn’t figure it out. In theory it sounds like a great app but I couldn’t get it to run on my iPhone. Extremely frustrating!
Can’t sign in 1/5
I put in my username and password and tap “Sign in,” and nothing happens. Ever. Extremely frustrating
Need more 4/5
Needs more parenting tools
It’s very difficult to change the parental controls
By Thuận le
Cant get any support
Good but days are off b one 3/5
By Lissa Auciello- Brogan
I like that you can set time limits but the days are off. It thinks it’s Saturday when it’s actually Friday.
Error Code 3/5
By Flingle dingle
Keep getting error code 2804-0400
I’ll get it over and over then it stops for 1/2 day or 2. Then it starts back.
Not easy 1/5
Not easy to understand
Need to be 18 to set controls 3/5
I have my Nintendo account on my brothers switch and I got this app thinking I could cut down his screen time or whatever but apparently since I’m 17 and not 18 I can’t set the controls and that’s kind of dumb
Start time 1/5
Needs to be able to set a start time!
Like the control BUT.... 4/5
I love this app because i can control how much my kid plays and what I can restrict. What I don’t like is the bug I noticed right away. I was testing it out and when I switched from a bedtime to NONE, it still was counting down 5 min on the switch, which made no sense. Also I keep getting error messages on my app which I think is weird. Anyways please fix these issues, check the app for bugs nintendo!
One thing I recently don’t like is that if I disable the parental controls on the switch itself, I can’t enable them from the app. For example I disable the controls only so my son can play “fortnight”. But that also disabled the bed time and the game shutting off. I HATE this! I need it to be where I can disable for that game only but not the time limit. Nintendo please fix this!
By love this game coin master
My kids can continue to play even after time’s up
Good, but not enough 3/5
By Wanting to hear the truth
I’m glad there are parental controls, but they don’t do enough. It would be nice if the controls could make it so the kids were forced to stop playing when the time limit is reached.
It would also be nice if I were notified when the time limit was reached.
It would also be helpful if the time limit could be set by each child’s profile and not solely by the device. I have 4 children sharing the same device and I want to give each child a 1 or 2 hour time limit each day but the current limit can only be set by device.
By chelsea alvrarado
I try to do the suspend software but it won’t WORK I try.PLEASE HELP ME NiNTNDO
Added add 1/5
The set up looked straightforward. Set duration and end time. My kids are on the switch and this app shows zero play time. Not sure it works.
Not so great 2/5
Yes you can control the amount of time your child can use the Switch per day but all he has to do is go to Airplane mode and the time limit is suspended!
Absolutely no support for tots product. I tried for weeks to find someone who could answer questions.
Time limits do nothing 3/5
The child is still allowed to exceed his time limits. It tells him he’s out of time but that’s all. It relies only on his honesty to make him stop playing when his time is up. What good is that??
By five stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️bro
I assumed when I set a time limit that the switch would shut off once the limit was reached. But instead it just keeps on playing and then reports how much time over the limit the child has played. Ridiculous. If there is a time limit - then it should shut off once reached - period.
Needs a Start time. 2/5
If you can set a “bed time” you should really have a start time to be a full parental control app!!!!
Great App!!! 5/5
It is so comforting to know that my child is no protected because I can monitor their usage. This app is user friendly and very easy to set up with the switch! Great job!
Set start time 4/5
The app is fantastic. I can set bedtime and limits. Would love to set allowed time like you do for bedtime.
Buena app 5/5
Parental control 5/5
I looooove the fact I can control my son’s play time
Major feature missing 1/5
The app works great but only gets 1 star because it is missing a major basic feature that I am surprised they gotten away this long with out it. You can not extend the time on temporary basis you can only disable the parental controls for a day which majority of the time is useless. All other parental control apps allow you to extend the time for example my son been very well behaved and would like to give him an extra hr, or it’s a holiday or they don’t have school all you can do is disable and give them unlimited time. On XBox they can play till time is up then request an extra hr or more and it goes to us to approve.
Parental controls 5/5
This feature is the best. Gives me the control to allow how much time my child plays each day.
Per user time limits 2/5
Needs separate daily time limits for each user profile so that one family member can’t monopolize the time leading to arguments. Should have option to exclude a (parent) user profile from daily time limits. Needs ability to temporarily add more time just for today, without having to update the repeating schedule for future days. Needs to be faster and more reliable in sending updates from phone to console - almost always reports an error, often takes multiple minutes, sometimes completely fails. Time played when unlocked after daily bedtime should still be counted under the appropriate profile rather than as extra time attributed to no profile.
🤗Hi, I’m a Nintendo Fan!!!🤗 1/5
By -Awesome Adult-
I like Nintendo as much as Sega but you actually got to be kidding me 😐 ! As an adult video gamer, I find this app very dumb. You’re literally taking enjoyment away from kids 😭😭😭 !!! Back then, kids could play without worry 😄 . But now we have parents limiting their playtimes to 30 minutes 😖😫😩 !!! Video Games are supposed to be fun but now you guys create an app that crushes the hearts and souls of kids! What ever happened to “family-friendly” 😡😡😡 ??? Even the trailer of this app proved my point! Isn’t the whole point of Nintendo to make video games? THEN WHY RESTRICT YOUR OWN GAMES??? It doesn’t make any sense! You guys are one of my favorite video game companies, so please don’t ruin your careers with a stupid app!
Needs better time limit functionality 2/5
App is fine for seeing how long he kids have been online and which games they are playing. However, this lacks the ability to shut down their console. The time limit setting is also fairly useless as it simply puts up a transient alert on their screen which is easily missed during intense gameplay and I merely get a notification on my phone, again with no ability to force shutdown. In other words, the app leaves me with only the traditional parenting techniques of threats and negotiations I was hoping would be minimized with a more definitive forced shutdown. Why did Nintendo not make this a true “time limit” and “parental controls?”
Why can’t I actually limit my kid’s screen time 1/5
The most annoying feature of parental controls is that it does absolutely nothing to stop my kid from playing beyond the limit. What’s the thinking on that? Am I missing something?
Not enough control 2/5
These controls are too limited. The whole point is to “control” what my child is doing on this device. It needs to limit more than the time. The game limit and settings need restrictions also.
Great App for Kids Console 4/5
I like the insight into the console usage and PIN entry updates. I’d like to see more granular control over individual profiles.
So much potential but not done well 2/5
By Mischka 1977
The app is collecting the right information but the final part is lacking. Why is the Play-Time-Limit applied to the switch device and not the individual user? Makes it kind of pointless. It does list the play time for each user and game but then it stops. I set the limit to two hours a day and once my has used it up no one else can play anymore.
Time used in menus / administration should also it be counted toward the limit.
So clunky 1/5
Absolutely awful in every respect that is technology
Control you child’s play time!!! 5/5
Great parental control feature!! I can limit the amount of time my child plays aaannddd have the game suspend itself when time has reached it limit. Plus many more, do yourself the favor and install this app.
A must have 5/5
I am not sure why I didn’t download this sooner. You must have this as a parent to control and monitor your kids screen-time accurately. It also helps teach them time management.
More control desired 3/5
It would be nice to see the time our kids were on the console. I like having the time limits, but I would like more information in the reports of what they are doing.
Good parental app for up to three Switches 4/5
I have four sons. And this app only allows me to monitor three of the four devices.
The application isn’t as intuitive as it could be.
Not a real control like XBox 1/5
Xbox denies access when the time is up; switch. Maryland gives a war