YouTube’s Restricted Mode prevents mature content while you are watching YouTube videos. Though no filter is 100% accurate, it’s quite useful when you don’t want your child to view mature content on YouTube. And the Best part is that you can easily turn on or off Restricted Mode on YouTube; be it web, Android, or iOS app.
However, this setting is device-specific. So, if you enable or disable YouTube’s Restricted Mode on your desktop browser, it won’t have any effect on the app in your Android or iOS device and vice-versa. So, you will have to change the settings for each device individually.
Enable or Disable YouTube’s Restricted Mode in Web browser, Android or iOS device
Since YouTube’s Restricted Mode setting is restricted to individual devices, you will have to change it on all of your devices. So, in this tutorial, we will show you how to turn on or off YouTube’s Restricted Mode on the web browser, Android, or iOS apps. Just follow these steps.
A) Enable or Disable Restricted Mode on YouTube in Web Browser
First of all, we will start with the web browser. So, open YouTube on a web browser on your PC and click your profile icon. If you have not signed in to your account, you can click on the 3-dots menu.
After that, scroll down and click on Restricted Mode: On/Off option at the bottom.
Now, you can turn on or off the “ACTIVATE RESTRICTED MODE” toggle to enable or disable Restricted Mode on YouTube in the web browser.
B) Enable or Disable YouTube’s Restricted Mode on Android or iOS Devices
After the web browser method, let’s check the method for the YouTube app on Android or iOS devices. We have used the screenshots from the Android phone, but the steps are similar for iOS devices also. So, you can follow these steps for both platforms.
- Open YouTube app on your Android or iOS device and tap on Profile icon. After that, select Settings from menu.
- Next, select General from settings. Here, scroll down and you will find Restricted Mode settings at the bottom end. Now, you can turn on or off the toggle for Restricted Mode on YouTube app.
Allow or Block Mature Content on YouTube
It’s very important to keep a watch on what your kid is watching on YouTube. YouTube’s Restricted Mode is a great option to prevent mature content on YouTube. You can easily enable to disable it as described above. However, if your account is managed by your organization or by your parents through Family Link, you won’t be able to change this setting.
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