Nintendo Switch Parental Controls: Software updates (latest update: Ver. 1.7.1)

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app on Android and iOS (originally released on March 2nd 2017, worldwide).

How to update the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app for Android and iOS?

To download updates for the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, you have two options:

  • tap on the notification that should appear on your phone;
  • go to the App Store / Google Play Store, and more precisely to the “My Apps & Games” section > Installed tab (Play Store, Android) or the Updates tab (AppStore, iOS).

To check that you have the latest version of the app, simply launch it, and go to Settings > Others: you should see the right version number by scrolling down the screen:

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.7.1

  • Release date: October 16tth 2018 (North America) / October 17h 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Download size: 4.4MB (Android)
  • Patch notes:
  • Support Android 9.0.
  • Implemented bug fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.7.0

  • Release date: September 18th 2018 (North America) / September 19th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Download size: 2.9MB (Android)
  • Patch notes:
  • If you’ve set up Parental Controls on a Nintendo Switch console, articles that appear in that console’s news feed will observe the Restricted Software settings.
    • Settings are located in the application’s Settings > Restriction Level > Restricted Software
  • Establishing a new Internet connection on a Nintendo Switch console with Parental Controls enabled no longer requires a PIN. When Notification Settings for the app are turned on, a push notification will be sent to your smartphone when a new connection is established.
  • Feature improvements and bug fixes have been implemented.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.6.0

  • Release date: April 16th 2018 (North America) / April 17th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Download size: 16.80MB (Android)
  • Patch notes:
  • Impletemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.5.1

  • Release date: March 13th 2018 (North America) / March 14th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android
  • Download size: 1.73MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Impletemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: this update presumably brings only bug fixes. It’s only available for Android devices at the moment.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: March 11th 2018 (North America) / March 12th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Download size: 2.2MB
  • Patch notes:
  • A new whitelist feature has been added. This feature allows you to add specific software titles to a whitelist in order to exclude them from the Parental Controls Restricted Software setting on the Nintendo Switch console.
  • You can now choose to lock this app. If you do, authentication via Touch ID or Face ID will be required to use the app.
  • The time range for the bedtime alarm has been extended to between 4:00 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.. When a bedtime alarm is set, play will be restricted from the set time until 6:00 a.m. the following day.
  • Settings made using this app will now be synced to the Nintendo Switch console even when it is in sleep mode.
  • Implemented feature improvements.
  • Additional notes: you need to update the Nintendo Switch to Ver. 5.0.0 or more recent to use some of those features.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: October 17th (North America) / October 18th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Download size: 1.84MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Implemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.3.1

  • Release date: October 1st (North America) / October 2nd (Europe, Japan)
  • Platform: Android
  • Download size: 2.08MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Support Android 8.0
  • Implemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: this update adds Android 8.0 support, which is why it’s only available on devices running Android
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.3.0

  • Release date: September 25th (worlwide)
  • Platform: iOS
  • Download size: 68.7MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Support iOS 11
  • Implemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: this update adds iOS 11 support, which is why it’s only available on devices running iOS.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: September 4th (North America) / September 5th (Europe)
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Download size: 1.86MB (Android) / 72.3MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Implemented Bug fixes
  • Additional notes: this update is only for Android devices
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.1.3

  • Release date: July 30th (worldwide)
  • Platform: Android
  • Download size: 1.81MB (Android)
  • Patch notes:
  • Bug fixes
  • Additional notes: this update is only for Android devices
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.1.2

  • Release date: July 25th (worldwide)
  • Platform: Android
  • Download size: 1.66MB (Android)
  • Patch notes:
  • Bug fixes
  • Additional notes: this update is only for Android devices
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: July 20th (worldwide)
  • Platform: Android and iOS
  • Download size: 1.66MB (Android) / ???MB (iOS)
  • Patch notes:

None available

  • Additional notes: while there are no patch notes, the minor version number change and small update size makes it clear this update only brings bug fixes.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: July 19th (North America) / July 20th (Europe)
  • Platform: Android and iOS
  • Download size: 12MB
  • Patch notes:

View play records for individual users

You can now see how much time each family member spends on the Nintendo Switch console. The app will display:

  • Daily and monthly game time per person
  • Daily non-gaming time spent on the console
  • Daily time spent with Parental Controls disabled
  • Average play times per month
  • Days played per month

You can share Monthly play records with another parent or guardian via the app.

View game downloads

You can now see a record of downloads to your console and enable push notifications for new downloads.

Disable alarms for today

Parents or guardians can use their PIN to disable play time limit alarms and game suspensions for a full day. This can come in handy on special occasions and holidays, or whenever everyone’s allowed to play longer.

  • Additional notes: you need to update the Nintendo Switch to Ver. 3.0.0 to be able to use those new features.
  • Official website: click here!

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: April 4th (worldwide)
  • Platform: Android
  • Download size: 1.63MB
  • Patch notes:
  •   Implemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: as noted above, this update is only for the Android version of the app, and the iOS version is still on Ver. 1.0.0. It is not required to use it;
  • Official website: none.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: March 7th (worldwide)
  • Platform: Android
  • Download size: 1.63MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Implemented bug fixes
  • Additional notes: as noted above, this update is only for the Android version of the app, and the iOS version is still on Ver. 1.0.0. It is not required to use it;
  • Official website: none.

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