Nintendo has always shown a certain interest in security, especially towards younger people. Precisely for this reason, the big N has decided to launch a new service to better manage the family filter on the brand new Nintendo Switch console, using a special app available on iPhone and Android smartphones. Let's find out together what it is and how it works.
How to use the Nintendo Switch smartphone app Parental Control
With the launch of the new Nintendo Switch, it is much easier to control the gaming activities of a minor. The company has indeed launched a new service "Parental Control?, Which can be easily used via smartphone, both with iOS and Android operating systems.
To do this, you will first need to download the official application released by Nintendo on the Stores (here the version iOS, here the version Android). The app is completely free and will allow you to set different types of controls on the new console. To use it, you will first need a Nintendo Account for users of at least 18 years of age.Once started, it will be possible to carry out various control operations on the new Nintendo console directly from your Smartphone, such as setting a limit to the daily playing time, after which the console will notify the player when the playing time has expired. It is also possible to check the playing time spent by the child near the console and possibly use the function at any time "Pause software" with which the console automatically stops any activity.
In addition, the application also allows less invasive functions, aimed at controlling the game activity of the minor, allowing you to have reports on recently used video games and the time spent playing.
But it doesn't end there. The application, in fact, also allows you to receive push notifications directly on your smartphone. In this way, you will not necessarily have to log into the app to check the various information but you can decide to be warned about the game time or when the reports will be available.
The family filter introduced on the Nintendo Switch console, very useful for parents if they find that their child spends too much time playing, or if he uses games that are not suitable for his age.