How to Enable or Disable YouTube Restricted Mode (2019 Edition)

In this post, we’ll see what is Restricted Mode in YouTube and how to enable or disable it. Let’s get started.

What is YouTube Restricted Mode?

Restricted Mode filters videos that are containing likely mature content.

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

Essential Things to Know About this Feature

This feature is not 100% accurate. However, you can prevent most of such videos with this feature turned on.

If you turn on this feature, comments will be disabled in the videos you watch.

You need to turn on this feature for each browser and its profile separately.

By default, Restricted Mode is not enabled. If you wish, you can turn it on. Let’s see how.

PC

Steps

  1. Go to YouTube. No need to sign in.

  2. Hit Overflow menu (three vertical dots) > Restricted Mode: Off. Restricted Mode Off

  3. Hit the toggle next to the “Activate Restricted Mode.”
    Toggle beside Activate Restricted Mode

That’s it. Restricted Mode is turned on.

If you don’t want the Restricted Mode to be turned off by others, then you need to lock it. Let’s see how.

Hit Overflow menu (three vertical dots) > Restricted Mode: On.

Click on “Lock Restricted Mode on this browser.”

Lock Restricted Mode on this browser

Now, provide the credentials of your account and that’s all.

Unlock and Turn Off Restricted Mode

Hit Overflow menu (three vertical dots) > Restricted Mode: On > Unlock Restricted Mode on this browser.

Unlock Restricted Mode on this browser

Now, provide the credentials of your account, and you can see that Restricted Mode is unlocked and disabled.

Android

Open YouTube app.

Hit profile picture > Settings > General.

Tap “Restricted Mode.”

Enabled Restricted Mode

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

If you want to turn off Restricted Mode, then follow the above steps.

iPhone

Open YouTube app.

Tap profile picture > Settings.

Beneath “Dark theme,” you can see “Restricted Mode.” Hit it.

Turned on Restricted Mode

That’s it. The Restricted Mode is enabled.

If you want to turn it off, then follow the above steps.

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