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How to turn off restricted mode on YouTube ?

Mar 8, 20222 min readParvathy Nair

YouTube has millions of videos available to all, and sometimes all these videos are not appropriate to specific age groups. The age we are living makes it extremely hard for parents to monitor what kids are watching, and this is where the restricting Mode comes in.


So what exactly is the restricted Mode, and how does it work?


Restricted Mode is a feature in YouTube that may be turned on and off on the YouTube website and app. It disables the accessibility of potentially adult or unpleasant content if activated.

The Restricted Mode's most common way of filtering out content is AI-based. These analyze the video's title, the language used, metas used and deems whether it's proper or not.

Okay, now you have gotten a basic understanding of what restricted Mode is, let's learn how to turn off restricted Mode on YouTube.


How to turn off restricted Mode on YouTube on your PC


Step 1. Open YouTube

The first step you have to do is go to www.youtube.com and then go to your profile icon, which is present on the top right.


Turn off Restricted mode


Step 2. Profile

As you scroll to the bottom of the profile menu, you can see the Restricted Mode: on


Turn off restricted mode on youtube


Step 3. Restricted Mode

You can use the toggle bar to turn the Restrict Mode on and off.


Steps to turn off Restricted mode on YouTube


How to turn off restricted Mode on YouTube on your Phone


Step 1. Open YouTube

First thing you have to do is open the YouTube app on your phone and then proceed to login into your account.


Step 2. Settings

Now go to your profile icon and then proceed to setting and from there go to general.


Guide to turn off Restricted mode on YT


Step 3. Restricted Mode

You can use the toggle bar to change restrict Mode to on and off; it moves from grey to blue when the restricted Mode is activated.

Restricted mode on YouTube


If your company or organization has enabled the restricted Mode, please contact the necessary authorities before turning it on.