How to Enable Parental Controls on Every Video Game Platform

Do you want to ensure that your child does not consume mature/inappropriate content while playing video games and also control the time that they spend on gaming devices? If your answer is yes, then you can do all this by enabling parental control on all your gaming devices.

Don’t know how to set up parental controls on your gaming device? Don’t worry, we got you covered, and today we are going to show how you can easily set up parental controls on all the major video gaming platforms.

Here is a quick guide to enable parental controls on all the major video game platforms.

How to Enable Parental Controls in Nintendo Switch?

Following are the steps that you can follow to set up parental controls in the Nintendo Switch:

  1. Navigate to System Settings>Parental Controls.
  2. Now click on “Parental Controls Settings.”
  3. Next, you will be asked to download the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app.
  4. Now press X to bypass this prompt and set your settings manually.
  5. You will see a warning popup on your screen that you can set a play-time limit, bedtime alarm, etc. without installing the app.
  6. Now Click on “Next” to set up settings manually.
  7. Next, click on “Restriction Level” and select the “Child” option. Note: If you want more control, then you can click on the “Custom Settings” option to manually set up all your settings like “Restricted Software” settings or “Posting Screenshot/Videos to Social Media” settings.
  8. Click on “Next” once you have configured all your desired settings.
  9. Finally, enter your desired “PIN” to confirm your settings. Write down your “PIN” on a piece of paper because you will need it when you disable your configured settings.

How to Enable Parental Controls in PlayStation 4?

Following are the steps that you can follow to implement parental controls in PlayStation 4:

  1. Log in to your PlayStation 4.
  2. Now navigate to Settings>Parental Controls>Family Management.
  3. Next, select your kid’s account and set up restrictions for it by clicking on the “Edit” option.
  4. You have successfully set up parental controls for your kid’s account.

After setting parental control, you have to set up PS4 restriction passcode to make sure your kid does not deactivate parental control settings. To do this:

  1. Navigate to Settings>Parental Controls>PS4 System restrictions.
  2. Now enter your system restriction code. If you haven’t changed it earlier, then your default system restriction passcode is 0000.
  3. Now click on the “Change System Restriction Passcode” option.
  4. Enter the new passcode.
  5. Now confirm your passcode by entering it again.
  6. You have successfully set up the passcode restriction on your PS4.

How to Enable Parental Controls in Xbox One?

Following are the steps that you can follow to block mature or inappropriate content on Xbox One:

  1. Log in to your Xbox.
  2. Tap on the Xbox button.
  3. Navigate to System>Settings>Account> Family.
  4. Now choose the “Manage family members” option and search for your child’s name.
  5. Next, click on the “Access to Content” option and set the age limit.
  6. Now Xbox One will not allow your child to access mature content on it.

You can also set purchase restrictions on the Xbox One. To implement purchase restriction on Xbox One, all you have to do is:

  1. Log in to the gaming console.
  2. Tap on the Xbox button.
  3. Navigate to System>Settings>Account>Family settings.
  4. Now choose the “Manage family members” option and choose your child’s account.
  5. Now navigate to Privacy & Online Safety> Xbox Live Privacy >View details & Customize> Buy & Download.
  6. Finally, click on the “Ask a Parent” box to implement purchase restrictions.

Conclusion

We cannot keep our kids away from gaming consoles and other gaming devices, but we can control the content and the time that they spend on these devices by setting up parental controls. Besides this, you can also download and install parental control software and apps on your mobile and PC to make sure your kids don’t spend lots of time on them too. So do set up parental control if you want to make sure that your kid does not spend the entire day playing video games.

Mila is a Blog expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2003. As a technical expert, Mila has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as Thoughtg

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