The Nintendo Switch parental control app is STUPID

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  1. Song of storms
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    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I was forced to install it to have some kind of backlog of how much I play with the console. I had it in airplane mode all day yesterday and when I turned it off, it still didn't update the game time for yesterday.


    So yeah, if any kid is reading this and wants to bamboozle their parents, just turn the console in airplane mode or something.
     
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  2. SomeGamer

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    Thanks for the tip! (wow Nintendo oversight much)
     
  3. Metoroid0

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I believe its a bug, not a feature to be stupid. Bugs are by definition stupid because they make a console act in a weird way.
     
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    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What's the point of a parental control app if all the person can do to hide is to turn airplane mode on?
     
  5. Metoroid0

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    There is no point really, to be honest, when you put it that way in a context of a bug.
    Anyway, not everione will find that bug though (but kids salute to you because you did haha) so its effective..till they find it them self lol.

    But youre right, to be effective it shouldnt be buggy and just work.

    Whats the point of a safe if its not...safe? xD
     
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  6. Nollog

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    Airplane mode doesn't prompt you for your pin?
     
  7. Song of storms
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    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nope :/
     
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    it's nintendo being cool instead of snitching, I built a cigarette machine out of labo
     
  9. tech3475

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    They’re just betting in kids only playing Fortnite
     
  10. Metoroid0

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Here is my theory:

    Parental control works on airplane mode because when you're a kid going on a
    trip with parents and go to airplane, you must turn off all wireless antennas...

    so since in airplane, you're always with your mom or dad or both, as a kid, they let
    you play because your actual parents are there doing the


    :switch: parental control :switch:


    There, mystery solved. You're welcome! :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited by Metoroid0, Sep 20, 2018
  11. Song of storms
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    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    They could have made the parental control setting keep the data to send until next time the console connects back to the Internet. It isn't rocket science.
     
  12. Metoroid0

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    I was joking
     
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