It would appear that Nintendo will soon release Nintendo Switch system update 5.0.0 after it was mentioned in a new update to the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app.
The free app lets parents easily monitor how much their child plays on Nintendo Switch, choose how long they can play for each day, and set restrictions to limit what they can access.
The app has a new whitelist feature that lets you choose to exclude games from the Parental Controls restrictions, the ability to lock the app, and changes to the bedtime alarm. But, right at the bottom, it mentions that Nintendo Switch system update 5.0.0 will be required to use some of these new features.
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls Update Version 1.5.0 Patch Notes
- A new whitelist feature has been added. This feature allows you to add specific software titles to the whitelist in order to exclude them from some Parental Controls restrictions on the Nintendo Switch console.
- You can now choose to lock this app. If you do so, authentication via Touch ID or Face ID will be required in order to use the app.
- The time range for the bedtime alarm has been extended to between 16:00 and 23:45. When a bedtime alarm is set, play will be restricted from the set time until 06:00 the following day.
- Settings made using this app will now be synced to the Nintendo Switch console even when it is in sleep mode.
- Other small improvements have also been made.
In order to use some of these features, you will need to update the Nintendo Switch system version to 5.0.0 or later.