Nintendo Support

How to Remove Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

  • Parental Controls can be managed on the Nintendo Switch console or through the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls application for smart devices.

  • Nintendo eShop restrictions can only be managed through the supervising Nintendo Account profile settings on a PC or smart device (accessible by signing in to

Nintendo Switch system:

  1. Select “System Settings” on the HOME Menu.

  2. Scroll down to highlight “Parental Controls”, then select “Parental Controls Settings”.

  3. Enter the Parental Controls PIN for the console.

  4. Press the X Button (“Reset”) to remove the Parental Controls settings and PIN.

  5. Select “OK” to return to the system settings.

Smart device application:

To completely remove the Parental Controls settings, you will need to unlink the app from the Nintendo Switch console.

  • All Parental Controls restrictions will be removed from the console when the app is unlinked.