How Do You Get Your Pin Number on Your DSI?

Written by todd bowerman
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The Nintendo DSI features a simple set of parental controls that determine which games can be played on the unit and how the webcam and Wi-Fi features of the device may be used. In order to change or disable parental controls, you will first need to enter the four-digit personal identification number you set up when you initially created the controls. Nintendo does not determine this number -- every user sets his own PIN.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Turn on the Nintendo DSI and touch the wrench icon to open the "Settings" menu.

  2. 2

    Scroll to the third page of options and hit "Parental Controls."

  3. 3

    Touch "Yes" to confirm that you would like to change your controls. At this point, you will be prompted for your PIN.

  4. 4

    Tap "I forgot," and then touch the empty box at the bottom of the screen. The Nintendo DSI will prompt you with your security question.

  5. 5

    Type the answer to your security question into the box and hit "OK." At this point, you will be able to set a new PIN.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not know the answer to your security question and cannot remember your PIN, call Nintendo's support department at 800-255-3700.

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