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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.

     

  • Role - Admin

    • Age – 13+

    • Number per Family Group – 1

    • 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 12 and under in the family group.

  • Role – General (no Family Group designation)

    • Age - 13+

    • Number per Family Group – Up to 7

    • This account can:

      • Leave the family group.

  • Role - Parent / Guardian

    • Age – 18+

    • Number per Family Group – Up to 8

    • This account can:

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

      • Adjust Nintendo eShop restrictions for supervised Nintendo Accounts in the family group.

      • Leave the family group.

  • Role – Supervised

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

    • Number per Family Group – Up to 7

    • This account can:

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

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