How to turn off restricted mode on YouTube

How to turn off restricted mode on YouTube

YouTube’s Restricted Mode blocks adult content on the platform. If you want to see that content, you’ll need to turn off Restricted Mode on your device first.

Here’s how to do it.

Note: you will need to disable Restricted Mode on each of your devices individually, as YouTube does not sync this setting on the devices you are signed in to.

Cases in which it is not possible to deactivate restricted mode

If your organization has enabled Restricted Mode on your device, you will need to contact them to disable it. Also, if your YouTube (Google) account is managed by your parents with the Family Link app, your parents will need to disable Restricted Mode from their device.

In both of the above cases, you can’t turn off the mode by yourself.

Turn off Restricted Mode on YouTube on your desktop

To disable YouTube Restricted Mode on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first launch a web browser on your computer and visit the YouTube site. Log into your account on the site.

In the top right corner of YouTube, click your profile icon.

How to turn off restricted mode on YouTube

From the profile menu, select “Restricted Mode”.

Select "Restricted Mode" from the profile menu.

In the “Restricted Mode” menu, turn off the “Enable Restricted Mode” option.

Disable "Enable Restricted Mode" in the "Restricted Mode" menu.

And this is all. Restricted Mode is now disabled for YouTube in your current web browser. You will now begin to see what YouTube considers adult content in your feed and searches.

If you use Twitter, you can also unblock potentially sensitive content on Twitter.

Turn off restricted mode on YouTube on mobile

On an iPhone, iPad, and Android phone, you can turn off Restricted Mode using the YouTube app itself. If you are using an Apple device, consider enabling USB Restricted Mode on your phone to protect your phone.

To get started, first open the YouTube app on your phone. In the top right corner of the app, tap your profile icon.

How to turn off restricted mode on YouTube

In the profile menu, tap “Settings”.

Tap "Settings" in the profile menu.

On the “Settings” page, tap “General”.

Tap "General" on the "Settings" page.

There are various options on the “General” page. Find and disable the “Restricted Mode” option.

Disable "Restricted Mode" on the "General" page.

Are you ready. Restricted Mode is now disabled in the YouTube app on your specific device. If you use YouTube on more than one device, you will need to disable the mode on each device individually.

And that’s how you allow YouTube to display what it considers adult content in your feeds.

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