Friday, December 2, 2022

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube (Guide)

YouTube is a popular video-sharing and social media platform, with users watching more than 1 billion hours of video daily. 

Restricted Mode is an optional setting available on YouTube. You may want to screen out potentially mature content that you may prefer to avoid viewing. You can switch on Restricted Mode, an optional YouTube setting. It is not similar to age-restricted content.

Check here for a step-by-step guide on how to turn off restricted mode on YouTube.

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube on a School Chromebook

You want to pull up a video link that someone sent you, but it says it’s restricted. To solve this problem, you need a Chrome OS Chromebook. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Chrome→ SettingsSync
  2. Select →Custom Sync.
  3. Turn off everything.
  4. Save the sync and go to YouTube.
  5. You should be able to disable the Restricted Mode.

How to Turn off Restricted Mode on YouTube Network Administrator

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube
How to Turn off Restricted Mode on YouTube Network Administrator

Sometimes, a network administrator turns YouTube’s Restricted Mode on. But it’s possible to turn it off:

  1. Pull down the Notification Panel on your mobile.
  2. After that, locate the icon of Wifi. Turn wifi off. 
  3. Now open YouTube settings and visit the general section. 
  4. In that section, turn off Restricted mode.
  5. Bring down the Notification Panel and start Wifi on your mobile.
  6. You visit YouTube on your mobile. After some time, its application will start functioning and the Restricted Mode on YouTube will be turned off. 

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Mobile

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube
How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Mobile

Following are the steps you need to follow to turn off Restricted Mode if you’re using the mobile app:

  1. Go to your YouTube app.
  2. Click on your profile icon on YouTube.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on General.
  5. Click on Restricted Mode and turn off the slider.

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Comments

To disable Restricted Mode and view the comments, here’s what you can do:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your phone and tap on the profile picture in the right corner.
  2. At the bottom, select Restricted Mode.
  3. Open the top-right box. 
  4. To turn Restricted Mode on or off, select Activate Restricted Mode. 

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Android

Steps to be followed manually to turn off Restricted Mode on YouTube when using an Android device:

  1.       Open YouTube.
  2.       Then, log in to your account, and you can also sign up.
  3.      Click More from the top menu. 
  4.      Now, choose Settings.
  5.      Click on the General option.
  6.       After this, Restricted Mode can be disabled.

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube iPhone

iOS 12+ users, Restricted Mode has been moved to a separate section in Settings called Screen Time

If you watch YouTube on your iPhone, you can disable Restricted Mode in the following way:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.
  2. Click on your profile at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Settings.
  4. Click the button to the right of Restricted Mode to turn it off.

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube iPad

If you watch YouTube on your iPad, you can disable Restricted mode in the following way:

  1. First, go to the YouTube app.
  2. Select your profile in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Now, select Restricted Mode Filtering.
  5. Turn off Restricted Mode.

How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Computer

Once you know where to go, this procedure may be completed very quickly and easily:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to YouTube.
  2. Select your profile in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Scroll through and tap on Restricted Mode ON.
  4. Switch to Activate Restricted Mode Click Off (to change the blue tick on your screen to a grey tick). 

FAQs: How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube

Why can’t I take off restricted mode on YouTube?

Sometimes, a person screens out potentially mature content that his device may not prefer to view. He can switch on Restricted Mode, an optional YouTube setting. It is not similar to age-restricted content. After that, no one can take the Restricted Mode off YouTube.

Why is YouTube stuck in restricted mode?

  1. If the toggle switch is greyed out and not clickable, the account owner has locked Restricted Mode. 
  2. Unlock your account password.

Where is Restricted Mode on the iPhone?  

  1. Go to Settings and tap Screen Time. 
  2. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions. 
  3. Enter your passcode when prompted. 
  4. Click on privacy and then go to settings and tap on Restrict Mode.

‌How do I watch restricted videos on YouTube? 

Go to YouTube and click on your profile icon at the top of the screen. Move to the bottom of the dropdown menu and click on Restricted Mode: On

Select Restricted Mode: Off 

Click Save and make sure Safe Mode is turned off.

How do I unblock YouTube on my iPhone?

 If YouTube is blocked, use a VPN to access YouTube. Using a VPN or Virtual Private Network is the best and most secure way to unblock YouTube.

Conclusion

We hope this article will guide you on how to turn off restricted mode on YouTube. Try them gradually and check which one can solve your problem. If none of them works, create a new Google account by which you will come to know if it is a browser problem or account problem to proceed further. Please leave a comment if you have any questions or ideas on this.

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Kinjal Makhija
Kinjal Makhija
Kinjal Makhija is a content writer and Digital Marketing enthusiast. Being a BBA graduate she has many skills to contribute regarding Marketing. She is interested in exploring new things and working on them. Connect with her on LinkedIn to know more about her.

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