What is YouTube Restricted Mode and how to Enable or Disable it

What is restricted mode on YouTube?

Restricted mode filters videos that are likely to contain mature content.

You can use this feature to prevent yourself or your children from watching such videos.

Here are some important things to consider:

  • This feature is not 100% correct, but you can prevent most such videos by enabling this feature.
  • Turning on this feature disables comments in the videos you are watching.
  • You must enable this feature for each browser and its profile individually.

By default, the restricted mode is not enabled, you can turn it on if you like. Let’s see how.

How to Enable or Disable YouTube Restricted Mode

PC

Go to YouTube. You can follow the steps without logging in.

Depending on which one you see, you hit three vertical dots or your profile picture.

Click “Restricted Mode: Off.”

Activate the button next to the “Activate Restricted Mode.”

That’s it. Restricted mode is on.

If you do not want the restricted mode to be turned off by others, then you must lock it. Let’s see how.

Depending on which one you see, you hit three vertical dots or your profile picture.

Click on “Restricted Mode: On.”

Click “Lock Restricted Mode on this browser.”

Enter your account credentials now, and that’s all.

How to Disable Restricted Mode

Depending on which one you see, you hit three vertical dots or your profile picture.

Click on “Restricted Mode: On.”

Disable the button next to the “Activate Restricted Mode.”

How to unlock and switch off the restricted mode

Depending on which one you see, you hit three vertical dots or your profile picture.

Click on “Restricted Mode: On.”

Click on “Unlock Restricted Mode on this browser.”

Now enter the account details, and you will see that the restricted mode is unlocked and disabled.

Android

Launch the YouTube app.

Click profile picture > Settings > General.

Activate the “Restricted Mode.”

That’s it. Restricted Mode is switched on successfully.

If you want to disable the restricted mode, follow the steps above, but instead of enabling it, disable it.

iPhone

Open the YouTube app.

Tap your profile picture > Settings.

Under “Dark theme,” you will see the “Restricted Mode.”

Activate the switch next to it.

That’s it. Restricted mode is activated.

If you want to turn it off, follow the steps above but deactivate it instead of enabling it.

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