How To Set Daily Play Time Limit On Nintendo Switch | NEW in 2024!

Most of the time, kids tend to play games on their Nintendo Switch consoles for longer hours than usual especially when there are no restrictions in place. As there are a number of games to choose from, they spend so much time glued to their screen which is not advisable. If you are a parent who is struggling to control your kid’s game schedule, then the Nintendo Switch play time limit feature is the best solution for you. This content will give you the steps on how to set this Nintendo Switch Parental Controls feature that will help you with your predicament. 

What is Nintendo Play Time Limit Feature

Nintendo Switch Play Time

Aside from setting up restrictions for contents and features, Parental Controls also have the Nintendo Switch Play Time Limit feature. This is used to monitor and set a restriction for how long the Switch can be used daily through the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app. 

How To Set Daily Play Time Limit on Nintendo Switch

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To enable this feature, the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app needs to be installed on your smart device. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Ensure that the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app is linked to your Nintendo device. Then you can activate the feature by following the steps below.

  1. Launch the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app from your smart device.

    Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App
    You might have to swipe to the left a few times depending on the number of apps you've installed on your phone.

  2. Select Settings.

    Nintendo Parental Controls Settings
    It is located at the top right corner of the screen

  3. Select Play Time Limit.

    Nintendo Parental Play Time Limit
    This will allow you to choose the length of time your child can play.

  4. In this screen, you can choose one or more of these options:

    Set Days Individually – applicable if you prefer to schedule different time limits for each day.
    Play Time Limit – use when setting the same schedule daily.
    Bedtime Alarm – this Parental Control feature is used when you want to stop the gameplay on a specific time.
    Suspend Software – if enabled, the software of the Nintendo Switch system will automatically stop as the time limit is reached. This option is found at the bottom of the screen.Screenshot 20201120 103906 Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

  5. Choose the total of hours the Nintendo Switch console can be used.

    Play Time Limit
    Your options range from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Android

Once the steps are completed, then you have successfully set a daily limit on your kid’s console using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls. Aside from screen time restrictions, there are other features that you can use the app which is available in our previous article regarding Nintendo Switch Parental Controls.

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