Internet, Networking, & Security Family Tech How to Turn Off Parental Controls on Nintendo 3DS Manage 3DS settings using your unique PIN by Nadia Oxford Writer Nadia Oxford is a former Lifewire writer with 10+ years' experience. Her articles have appeared in Pocket Games Magazine, Play Magazine, Game Pro, IGN and others. our editorial process Twitter Nadia Oxford Updated on September 24, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls The Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls Introduction Set Boundaries for Gaming How to Use Fortnite Parental Controls (Subtitle: Make the popular game Fortnite safe for kids) How to Set up the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls How to Use PS4 Parental Controls How to Use Xbox One Parental Controls How to Set Up Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls How to Turn Off Parental Controls on Nintendo 3DS How to Use Roblox Parental Controls Control Internet & Social Media Activities How to Set Up Internet Parental Controls Instagram Safety Tips for Parents How to Make Google Safer for Your Kids The Best Parental Control Apps to Try How to Use YouTube's Parental Controls How to Configure Parental Controls in Google Chrome How to Use Safari Parental Controls How to Use Amazon Parental Controls Limit Computer & Phone Use How to Use Mac Parental Controls How to Set Up and Use iOS Screen Time How to Set up Parental Controls on iOS How to Set up and Use Restrictions on an iPhone How to Childproof Your Android How to Turn on iPad Restrictions How to Set up Parental Controls in Windows 10 How to Set Up and Use Parental Controls on your Router How to Use Samsung Parental Controls Manage Movies and Music How to Use Netflix Parental Controls How to Set Up and Use Apple TV Parental Controls How to Set Parental Controls on Fire TV, Roku, & Chromecast How to Use Spotify Parental Controls How to Block Explicit Songs on Apple Music Honou / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 Tweet Share Email The Nintendo 3DS is capable of more than just playing games. It can access the internet, play video clips, and download games from the Nintendo Game Store. But not all of this content is kid-appropriate. That's what 3DS parental controls are for. Parents who have set up the Nintendo 3DS parental controls have the option to turn them off at any time; this article explains how to do that. How to Turn off Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls Turn on the Nintendo 3DS. Select the System Settings menu indicated by a wrench on the bottom touch-screen menu. Select Parental Controls. To change the settings, select Change. Enter the PIN you used when you set up the parental controls, then select OK. If you want to turn off one Parental Control setting at a time, select Set Restrictions and browse each category of interest. After you switch off each setting, select OK to save the changes. If you want to delete all of the Parental Control settings at once, select Clear Settings on the main menu of Parental Controls. Make sure you want to wipe all the settings at once, then select Delete. After you wipe the Parental Controls, you are returned to the Nintendo 3DS System Settings menu. What to Do If You Forgot Your PIN If you've forgotten the PIN you used to set up Parental Controls, follow these instructions: When you are asked for the PIN that you've forgotten, select I Forgot. Enter the answer to the question you set up along with your PIN when you first set up Parental Controls. If you enter it correctly, you can change the Parental Controls. If you forgot the answer to your secret question, select I Forgot at the bottom of the screen. Write down the Inquiry Number that the system gives you. Go to Nintendo's Customer Service site. Make sure your 3DS displays the correct time on its screen. If not, correct it before proceeding. Enter the Inquiry Number. When you correctly enter the number on Nintendo's Customer Service site, you are given the option to join a live chat with Customer Service, where you are given a primary password key you can use to access the Parental Controls. If you prefer, you can call Nintendo's Technical Support hotline at 1-800-255-3700. You will still need the Inquiry Number.