How to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on iPhone, Android and Computer

Use parental control to hide sensitive YouTube videos! Check out this quick guide to enable or disable restricted mode in YouTube on your iPhone, Android, computer and Android TV to avoid indecent contents.

YouTube is a massive hub of entertainment. At Google I/O 2017 team has announced a couple of new features in YouTube to make it more engaging. From fun-loving videos, movies to sensational contents, it’s got everything to thoroughly entertain you. To ensure you are able to easily avoid inappropriate contents, the app allows you to filter contents as well. Luckily, it’s quite straightforward to enable or disable restricted mode in YouTube on iPhone, Android, computer and Android TV to keep away sensitive stuffs.

Restricted Mode provides ideal parental control to prevent your kids from viewing inappropriate contents. With the use of various signals like video title, description, metadata, community guidelines reviews, and age-restrictions, the app filters the contents. When it is enabled, comments may not appear on the videos you watch. Let’s head over to find out how it works the right way!

How to Enable or Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on iPhone, Android and ComputerHow to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on iPhone, Android, Computer and Android TV

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How to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch YouTube app on your iOS device. Make sure to sign in to your account, if you aren’t already. Next, tap on your profile.

Launch YouTube app on your iOS device, and Tap on ProfileStep #2. Now, tap on Settings. Then, tap on Restricted Mode Filtering.

Tap on Settings. Then, tap on Restricted Mode FilteringStep #3. Finally, select Strict.

Now, Select StrictIf you ever change your mind and wish to disable it, follow through these steps and choose Don’t Filter in the end.
If you want to disable select Don’t Filter

How to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on Android

Step #1. Open YouTube app on your Android smartphone or tablet. Now, sign in to your account, if you aren’t already.

Open YouTube app on your Android smartphoneStep #2. Next, tap on the menu button (look like three vertical) at the top right.

tap on the menu buttonStep #3. Tap on SettingsGeneral.

Tap on Settings, then tap on GeneralStep #4. Now, turn on the switch next to Restricted Mode.

Turn on the switch next to Restricted ModeTo turn it off, just follow the above mentioned steps and toggle off the switch in the end.
Turn Off the switch next to Restricted Mode

How to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube in Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox on Any Smartphone and Tablet

Step #1. Go to youtube.com in any browser on your device.

Step #2. Tap on the menu button at the top right (look like three vertical dots). Next, tap on Settings.

Tap on the menu button at the top right, then tap on SettingsStep #3. Toggle on the switch next to Restricted Mode.
Toggle on the switch next to Restricted Mode

How to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on Computer

Once you have enabled Restricted Mode, it will remain active whether you are signed in or out. If you don’t want anyone to change the setting, sign out of the account in which you have turn Restricted Mode.

As it works on the browser or device level, you need to enable it on for each browser you are using. Just in case your browser supports multiple profiles, you need to enable it for each profile.

Step #1. Open any web browser on your PC and go to youtube.com.

Step #2. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the drop-down menu that is next to Restricted Mode.

click the drop-down menu that is next to Restricted ModeStep #3. Now, select ON (to disable it, select OFF). In the end, make sure to click on Save to confirm.

Select ON, then click on Save to confirmNote: Alternately, you can click on your account icon. Then, click on Restricted Mode. A dialog box will appear on the screen, toggle restricted mode to on or off.

How to Lock/Unlock Restricted Mode in YouTube on Computer

If you want to prevent others from changing the Restricted Mode setting on this web browser, you can easily lock it. Later, if you wish to break the shackles, you will be able to unlock it with ease.

Step #1. Open any web browser on your PC and head over to youtube.com. Then, sign in to your YouTube account.

Step #2. Next, you need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Restricted Mode drop-down menu.

Step #3. You have to click on Lock Restricted Mode on this browser.

click Lock Restricted Mode on this browserNote: The option to lock restricted mode appears only when it’s enabled.

Step #4. When asked, enter your password to verify. Then, click Next.

When asked, enter your password to verify. Then, click NextIn order to unlock restricted mode, follow the same above mentioned steps, in the end click Unlock Restricted Mode on this browser. You will have to enter your password to confirm the change.

How to Enable/Disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on Android TV

Step #1. First off, you need to sign in to your account. On the Home screen, scroll down to the Apps row and choose YouTube.

Step #2. You will have to scroll down and select Settings. Then, choose Restricted Mode or Safety Mode.

Step #3. Finally, select Enabled/Disabled.

The Last Word:

I really appreciate this highly user-friendly feature. It provides you the needed freedom to easily avoid offensive contents. As parents, you would want to keep it enabled to ensure your kids remain away from those indecent stuffs.

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