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While YouTube is full of great content, there is also mature content that you would prefer your children didn’t see.

That’s why YouTube provides its users with a restricted mode (also called safe mode) to filter out potentially mature content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others using your device to see.

However, these filters aren’t always accurate and sometimes your view on questionable content might also be different from YouTube’s. so it can be a good idea to disable restricted mode.

In this article, you will learn how to turn off age restriction on Youtube from your computer or on your Android phone.

Important: To change your age or turning off restricted mode on YouTube, you must be log in to your Google account. However, there is still a simple way how to watch age-restricted videos on YouTube even without a need to be logged in.  You can read more here.

Add or Update Your Date of Birth

Google, as the owner of YouTube, bases its restrictions on the age that you enter on your Google account. To give you access to the 18+ content, YouTube has to consider you as an adult. It is time to add or update your date of birth.


STEP 1: Go to Youtube and log in to your account.

STEP 2: Click on your profile picture.

STEP 3: Click on Manage Your Google Account.

STEP 4: Click on the Personal Info tab on the left sidebar.

STEP 5: Click the Arrow beside your birthday.

STEP 6: Click the pencil icon to edit your birthday. Enter the new one, then hit Update.

STEP 7: Log out of YouTube, and when you sign back in.


How to Turn Off Age Restriction on YouTube From Computer

Now, when YouTube know you are an adult, you should turn off the restricted mode. Just follow these simple instructions:



STEP 1: Go to Youtube and log in to your account.

STEP 2: Click on your profile picture.

STEP 3: Scroll to the bottom of that menu and click Restricted Mode.

How To Turn Off Age Restriction

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STEP 4: Toggle the Activate Restricted Mode option off (blue means on, grey = off).

How To Turn Off Age Restriction on YouTube

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How To Turn Off Age Restriction On Youtube For Android Users

Turning off restricted mode on the mobile app is just as easy as it is for computer users. However, even on the mobile app, you have to be logged in to your YouTube account.


STEP 1: Open your YouTube app and tap your profile picture.

STEP 2: Click on the Setting on the menu.

STEP 3: Select General and then toggle the Restricted Mode option off.



If you need any help regarding YouTube, we have plenty of interesting tutorials right here on YouTube


Main photo by Leon Bublitz