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    What Are the Different Roles in a Nintendo Account Family Group?


    There are four different roles that can exist in a family group. Each role can perform different functions.

    • A Nintendo Account can have more than one role. For example, an admin aged 18+ will automatically also be assigned a parent/guardian role within the family group.
    • All current members and roles in your family group are listed in the “Family Group” section of your Nintendo Account settings.
    • If one person in the family group purchases a Nintendo Switch Online family membership, all members of the family group will be covered for as long as they remain in the purchaser's family group. Anyone aged 18+ can purchase a family membership; they do not have to be an account admin.

    Role Age Number per Family Group This account can:
    Admin 16+ 1
    • Add or remove members from the family group.

      Note: Children under the age of 16 can only be added or removed by an admin aged 18+.

    • Assign roles within the group (parent/guardian or supervised).
    • Transfer the admin role to another member of the family group.
    • Adjust Nintendo Account settings for users aged 15 and under in the family group.
    (no family group designation)
    16+ Up to 7
    Parent/Guardian 18+ Up to 8
    • Assign the supervised role to a Nintendo Account in the family group.
    • Adjust Nintendo eShop restrictions for supervised Nintendo Accounts in the family group. (Other types of Parental Controls can be managed on the Nintendo Switch console and/or via the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smart device app.)
    • Leave the family group.
    Supervised Any.

    Note: This role is automatically assigned to Nintendo Accounts for children aged 15 and under.
    Up to 7
    • Supervised Nintendo Accounts can use the standard Nintendo Account features (Nintendo eShop, My Nintendo, etc.), but cannot perform any functions within the family group.