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How to remove the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

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How to remove the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls: Some time ago you got help to set up the family filter on Nintendo Switch of your child. This way you wanted to avoid him spending too much time with video games. In fact, with the Nintendo Switch parental control, you were able to set a maximum threshold of hours of play per day and also prevent your child from buying titles that are not suitable for him on the eShop.

In short: the filter has so far been a very useful tool. Now, however, your son has convinced you that he can get along just fine even without restrictions and you would like to give him a little confidence; precisely for this reason you are wondering now how to remove the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls. That’s the way it is, right?

In that case, if you allow me, I would like to answer this question of yours. You must know that removing the parental controls is a really immediate operation and if you follow the instructions you find in this guide, you will succeed without problems. The procedure can be performed directly on the console, from a special app for smartphones and tablets or even from a PC, by accessing the Nintendo account settings. If you want to find out all the details, read on.

How to remove parental controls on Nintendo Switch

If you have yours Nintendo Switch handy, you can safely remove the family filter from the console settings, it will take a moment. I illustrate the steps below and inform you that the procedure is perfectly valid even if yours is one Switch Lite.

To start, from the main screen of the console, move with the directional arrows or the analog down, select the item System settings (the one with the symbol ofgear) and press the button TO of the controller. From here, scroll through the list of settings and tap on the items Family filter And Change your settings.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

Then enter the code PIN filter with the analog. Once you have accessed the parental controls screen, press the key X of the controller, to remove it completely; then press the key TO on the button Cancel to confirm. See how simple it was?

How do you say? Forgot the PIN parental control and now you are stuck because you don’t know how to reset it? No problem, I’ll explain immediately how to do this. When the console asks you for the code PINpress the button + of the controller. You will then be automatically assigned a reference number: write it down and do not exit the screen.

Then open any browser, and visit this support page of the Nintendo site then click on the button Log in. Then press the button again Log inenter the password and theemail address of your Nintendo Account and finally press the button once again Log in.

Once logged in, enter the serial number of the console (you can see it in the screen left open previously on the Switch or, alternatively, you can find it in the lower part of the console body) and the reference number. After that, put the check on the rumors of Confirmation requestcomplete the captcha and press the button Send inquiry.

In the new window, enter the password of your Nintendo Account and press the button OK. At this point an email should have arrived from noreply-support@nintendo-europe.com (also search folders Spam And Junk Mail, if you don’t see it right away). Once you find it, open it and write down the 8-digit code that you see. Then go back to Switch, press the key TO of the controller on the voice Enter the main code and type the code that you just received via email. Perfect, at this point you can set a new PIN for parental controls.

Try to remember it (maybe save it in a password manager), so as not to have to repeat the whole procedure seen above. If you no longer have access to your Nintendo account, you can contact the Japanese giant’s assistance by phone and reset your PIN using the latter. The numbers to call are800.904924 and it 02.39544999. The operators are at your disposal from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 20:00 and on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00.

Alternatively, you can explain your problem in the appropriate field at the bottom of This Page (enter your country of residence first to get started). You will be contacted via email as soon as possible.

How to remove parental controls via app

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app

I’ll explain now how to remove the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls using the app Nintendo Switch Family Filteravailable for devices Android And iOS / iPadOS.

It is a very intuitive and free application that allows you to monitor in real time which titles are played on the console and for how long they are played. In addition, thanks to this app, you can access all the regular parental controls functions on consoles: you can therefore set a maximum daily play time and prevent access to various content and titles. Very comfortable, isn’t it?

If yours is a smartphone or tablet Androidto download the app in question just open this page of the Play Store and press the button Install (if the Google store is not available on your device, check the alternatives to the latter). If, on the other hand, you use a iPhone or a iPadopen the application page on the App Storepress, then the button Get / Install and verify your identity through Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password (if requested).

To remove the filter via the app, you must first have paired your Switch with the app. To do this, simply open the app Nintendo Switch Family Filter and log in with your Nintendo Account details (the same one used on the console). Once the app is open, therefore, press the button Log in or create an accountyou will be redirected to the login page on the browser: enter theemail address and the password of your Nintendo Account and finally press the button Log in.

Once you are logged in, click on the button Select this person placed under your account name and then press the button OK. Then tap the button Forward and follow the instructions shown on the screen to enter the verification code on your Switch and pair the console.

Once the two devices are connected via the app, to completely deactivate the filter, just press the icon + located at the top right of the main application screen. Then click on the icon the placed near the first name of your console, then press on the item Delete twice in a row.

Optimal! Now turning on your Switch console you will notice that the filter has been completely removed. Have fun!

How to remove parental controls via Nintendo Account Profile

Nintendo Parental Controls Account Settings

Do you want to know if it is possible to carry out the operations I have described to you in the previous chapters also from the browser of a PC or one smartphone? The answer is yes; however there is a necessary clarification to make: using these tools you can manage the settings of your Nintendo account and in this way only the limitations of the filter relating to purchases on the eShop can be removed. The filter will therefore only be partially removed.

In addition, I must warn you that this method is only valid if yours is an account set up as Parent or Legal guardian of a family group. How do you say? Removing eShop restrictions is the only thing you care about and is yours a Nintendo Parent Account? Very well, in that case I will immediately proceed to show you the procedure. If, on the other hand, you do not know how theNintendo family account I refer you to the relative support page of the official site.

To get started, simply connect to the Nintendo Account login pageenter yours email addressthe password account and press the button Log in. Then click on the item Family group and then select the account name linked to the group whose filter restrictions you want to remove.

Next, click on the item Restricted Use of Funds on Nintendo eShoppress on the box next to the item Restrict the use of funds in Nintendo eShop (to remove the check) and click the button Save the changes.

Then go back to the previous page and click on the item Age restriction for Nintendo eShop purchases. Click, therefore, on the box next to the item Restrict purchases within Nintendo eShop based on age (to remove the check) and, finally, press the button Save the changes.

Done! now the restrictions related to the filter on purchases in the Nintendo virtual store have been completely removed, happy?