Best app 5/5
This is the best app I hVe eversennnn
Still working on it 4/5
Still working on keeping eyes on my grans games...
We have one console and two kids. Why is it that as a parent I can’t time-limit each kid independently from each other? How hard can it be to have one login for each kid with a time limit set by the parent? Parent-managing this device is really frustrating just because of the very limited options in this app. I am seriously considering getting rid of it.
Can’t sign in 1/5
Clicking the sign in button doesn’t do anything. Lame
Do not tell me which games that I can or cannot play because of my age. My parents and I have agreed that I can play any game that I want to, so when I download your app and set everything to “not restricted” you do not restrict anything!
Parental controls were not added to my switch until I was told by your customer support to download them because I could not view content. I’m sorry, but it is not your place to decide what your customers can and cannot view.
I will say that I will not be buying many new Nintendo products in the future because of this issue. I have spent hours in settings trying to solve the problem myself and when I contacted your support the advice given to me did not work either.
Thank you for your time, fix your problems.
So much potential but... 2/5
The timer has been wildly inaccurate. My son will pick his game up from the charging station and within 10 minutes it starts to tell him he only has a few minutes left of his 30 min time limit and then it cuts him off around 15-20 min. How the timing is so off is beyond me.
It would also be nice if there was a quick way (perhaps just a toggle switch) to just lock and unlock the device from the app.
Also unsure of why you can only set a bedtime but not the start of the wake time.
Nintendo should perhaps take a cue from the google family link app... that’s more of what parents are looking for here.
I can’t log into my account. 1/5
The submit button won’t work when tapped on.
Epic Fail 1/5
Can’t set limits per individual user? Oh dear. 😩
2 kids 1 switch 5/5
By the stank-meistaaaa
This app is a wallet saver and sanity preserver . I was a little bummed about the fact that you can’t control these settings by user HOWEVER..... I’m thrilled with the fact that you can set a time limit for almost everything and set easy to understand restrictions for certain features. 10/10 would recommend. Good job Nintendo 😎👍🏾
Nintendo is garbage 1/5
This application is complete garbage. The Nintendo parental controls system is also complete garbage. It has been nothing but a gigantic headache. I wish I could go back in time and turn it off. It is virtually impossible to get rid of.
Great app for parents! 5/5
By KitKat 💋
You can monitor everything!
Okay for self regulation - families, sorry 3/5
Anyone who has more than one player to a Switch this isn’t going to help, as you can’t limit time by user, just by Switch. Dumb. Just... lock the account after the set time Nintendo. Why is that so hard on the backend? If you’re doing this for one child, or yourself because you completely lack self control *waves* it works a-okay. Mine biggest complaint is that “bedtime” is between 4 and midnight. So if I’m up past midnight... suddenly I can access tomorrow’s playtime.
Self regulators: You can set your time limits and then delete the app. I do this to make it harder for myself to extend the time “just another 15 minutes.” And it works wonderfully. Otherwise it’s pretty easy to bypass. (I’m not knocking the score for how easy it is to self bypass. That’s not it’s purpose.)
I like it but.... 3/5
This app has great potential but it is absolutely frustrating. If it’s “Parental Controls” then I should be able to set time limits and restrictions for my kid, not me or my husband. It’s is amazing that this has not been fixed or changed by now.
For what it is it works, could be much better 2/5
What needs to happen is adding granular time controls for accounts.
Lack of feature 2/5
Already listed by other but hopefully the most low-star reviews will help Nintendo to act. The two big ones for me are (1) no time of day restrictions (2) not tied to individual users.
YOUR MENT TO KNOW THE PASSWORD?!?! I DON’T KNOW MY CHILD’S PASSWORD,THEY WON’T TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great app, but... 4/5
...playing times schedule is needed.
Good but could be better 4/5
The app allows us parents to monitor screen time and purchases. It would be great to add a feature that allows parents to remotely lock the switch so the child can no longer use it unless a pass code is entered. Add parental controls like that and the app would be awesome.
Nice interface but doesn’t stop play at limit 2/5
I’ve set a limit of 1:15 mins (nice that it does quarter hour increments) but my son has blown that out of the water the last couple of days. Why doesn’t switch shut off at limit????
App doesn’t work to control screen time 1/5
I’m highly disappointed and frustrated with this app. Despite multiple attempts and installations, it does not work as described.
I’m a kid what do you Think I’d say oh it’s perfect I love this app that limits my time on my switch no I hate it 1 star
Reset clock to incorrect time 1/5
Think twice before installing. When I linked this app to my switch lite, it reset my clock to 6 hours earlier than the actual time (with the correct time zone selected) and spoiled all my turnips. Wish I could give it 0 stars.
It Could Be Great 3/5
This app could be awesome, but it is lacking. There are times it shows the Switch has been played when it was merely updating. There are a lot of great points others have mentioned as well.
Not effective 1/5
This only allows you to control total time the Switch is being played throughout a 24-hour period, without the ability of setting limits by user. Without being able to limit at the user level, this app is not useful.
Great app, needs improvement on the actual controls 3/5
By simple parent
What is unfortunate is when The controls are disabled from the unit, it no longer logs the playtime.
Another feature it’s lacking is a simple SUSPEND PLAY button! Sometimes a parent needs to just disable the thing without reducing time limits, etcetera. My kids hijack my phone and disable the limits!
Very convenient 5/5
Does not control screen time 2/5
Only warns a user that they have reached time limit. It does not lock them out. If Microsoft Family can do it, so can Nintendo.
Missing time of day and other restrictions 2/5
Please add time of day for playtime restrictions.
Please add more detailed online capabilities.
Is this a joke? 1/5
I finally found an app that will help me regulate how much time my son is spending in the switch. But it somehow seems to not work. Great. Thanks. I reset the pin. We will see what happens today. Somehow he is lifting the restrictions.
They need to do better 1/5
This app is stupid why can’t I put a lock on account or game
I just downloaded this app even though I don’t have a switch 5/5
By Atticus Schelling
I just downloaded this app without even having a switch
Doesn’t work 1/5
Horrible implementation and just can’t access my account Nintendo account from this app for some reason.
easy to use, but could have more features 4/5
App works well, though there could be some more features and controls. It would be nice if you could schedule windows that kids can you the switch, such as not before 8am, etc., and then maybe track time between multiple kids.
No control at all... 1/5
Cette app est nulle
Wish the app can do a little more 4/5
If the setting for play time can set the bed time there should be a rest time up to let kids understand the importance of taking a break from gaming. And also to know they can always come back and play when well rested.
Help please 1/5
By rosie is bedt
My kid put on parental controls on accident but forgot the pin she put. I joined your website to turn it off, but I have to pay$0.50 is there a way I can did it for free?
Good to have but limited. 3/5
Would like the ability to lock the console remotely.
Parents Dream 4/5
This is great to know what your child is doing, and for how long the are on. It’s great!
Lacking Control 1/5
Great idea, but without the ability to password/pin protect the parental user on the actual switch, this allows no control of the kids profile.
Keep your kids eyes from overuse 5/5
This app will keep your kids from hunching over their switch (ruining their spine) and staring at a screen for too long.
Not really good 2/5
When I heard about this I was happy that Nintendo made an app but the only problem about the app that when I shut off all of the apps in the switch it doesn’t shut off. In conclusion, the app is really bad.
Switch online 4/5
Why download the parental control app ..when the feature is ther on the switch online app?..so why do i need the switch online app for??
I don’t use it as intended but... 3/5
This app is the only way to get detailed reports on playtime. Meaning, I, as an independent 20 year old, have to download and use a parental control app in order to know how much of a game I’m playing each day. You know, just to know. It’s genuinely baffling to me. The app is fine and works as intended but it is kind of bare bones for a parent who wants to put restrictions on their child. For me, it’s perfectly fine. I just wish I could see a detailed playtime report without it.
No true timer 2/5
I thought that there was a way to create a timer at random o
Does not work at all 1/5
Terrible I tried to set a time limit to six hours I still get access even with the shut off times for 1145 at night it’s just a horrible app it does not work
Shut down options 5/5
The switch is and excellent device ...... just wish I could shut it down from my phone when I wish for my son to come off
I really thought that this was a legit parent control time restriction app. Not so much.
Yeah, a parent can set the times, but the device does NOT turn off when time is up, it only gives warnings, which kids just laugh at & ignore, while they continue to play.
Try to be more like the app Family Link. You set parental times on that and it’s legit “Sorry kids, your time is up now!”
By Juan Silvestri
A se controla a los niños en su tiempo de juego y más
I don't think it's very nice 1/5
I do not like it because I don't have A lot of time to play on my switch.