Nintendo 3DS

Controls & Settings guide

Through the use of a Parental Controls PIN you can tailor/restrict Internet Browsing, Nintendo 3DS Shopping Services, Display of 3D images, Sharing Images/Audio/Video, Online Interaction, StreetPass, Friend Registration, and DS Download Play.

What do I need?

A Nintendo account (email address/Password)

Restrictions you can apply

icon Browser Access
icon Chatting
icon Game Ratings
icon Innapropriate content
icon Privacy and identity theft
icon Purchasing

Step by Step instructions

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​Open the System Settings software from the HOME Menu.

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Select Parental Controls and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Choose a PIN code to ensure that your child cannot change your chosen settings. You will be asked to enter the PIN twice to confirm.

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Select a secret question and answer in case you forget your PIN. This can used to retrieve access to Parental Controls if you forget your PIN

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Register an email address that your child does not have access to. If you forget your PIN and the answer to your secret question, you can request for a master key to be sent to your registered email address.

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Select “Parental Controls Settings” once you have completed the PIN set up.

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By default, all Parental Control options are enabled. You can individually configure the settings to your needs by selecting the separate topics.

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Once you are satisfied with your settings, tap the “Done” button to confirm. You will be taken back to the Parental Controls front screen.

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