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How to Remove Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

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

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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 Control PIN number for the system.

    • If you have forgotten the PIN number, it will need to be reset. 

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

  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.