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!
A Quick Look at What we have covered in this post:
- How to enable Restricted Mode in YouTube on iPhone/iPad
- How to enable Restricted Mode in YouTube on Android
- How to enable Restricted Mode in YouTube in Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Smartphone or Tablet
- How to enable Restricted Mode in YouTube on Computer
- How to enable Restricted Mode in YouTube on Android TV
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step #4. When asked, enter your password to verify. Then, click Next.
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.
What’s your take on restricted mode? Share your feedback with us in the comments below.
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