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What Are the Different Roles in a Nintendo Account Family Group?


There are four different roles that can exist in a family group. Each role can perform different functions.

  • A Nintendo Account can have more than one role. For example, an admin aged 18+ will automatically also be assigned a parent / guardian role within the family group.

  • All current members and roles in your family group are listed in the “Family Group” section of your Nintendo Account settings.

  • If one person in the family group purchases a Nintendo Switch Online family membership, all members of the family group will be covered for as long as they remain in the purchaser's family group. Anyone aged 18+ can purchase a family membership; they do not have to be an account admin.




This account can:




•Add or remove members from the family group. Note: Children under age 13 can only be added or removed by an admin aged 18+.

• Assign roles within the group (parent / guardian or supervised).

• Transfer the admin role to another member of the family group.

• Adjust Nintendo Account settings for users aged 13 and under in the family group.

General (no Family Group designation)


Up to 7

• Leave the family group.

Parent / Guardian


Up to 8

• Assign the supervised role to a Nintendo Account in the family group.

• Adjust Nintendo eShop restrictions for supervised Nintendo Accounts in the family group. (Other types of parental controls can be managed on-device and/or via smart device app.)

• Leave the family group.


Any. Note: This role is automatically assigned to Nintendo Accounts for children aged 12 and under.

Up to 7

• Supervised Nintendo Accounts can use the standard Nintendo Account features (Nintendo eShop, My Nintendo, etc), but cannot perform any functions within the family group.

Warning: Funds and content are tied to your Nintendo Account and cannot be transferred to any other person, account or entity. They are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit.

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