Disable or enable Restricted mode

Before you start: Restricted Mode works on the browser or device level, so you must turn it on for each browser you use. If your browser supports multiple profiles, you must enable it for each profile.

If you aren't able to follow these instructions, you are probably using the old version of YouTube. If you're using a newer browser, update to the current version of YouTube.

Turn Restricted Mode on or off

  1. Go to the account icon

  2. Click Restricted Mode.

  3. In the dialogue box that appears, toggle restricted mode to on or off.

Stuck in Restricted Mode even after attempting to disable?

If you've entered your username and password and Restricted Mode stays on, try contacting your system administrator for additional assistance.

Restricted mode is an optional setting that you can use to help screen out potentially mature content that you may prefer not to see or don't want others in your family to see.

We use many signals – such as video title, description, metadata, Community Guidelines reviews and age restrictions – to identify and filter out potentially mature content. Restricted mode is available in all languages, but due to differences in cultural norms and sensitivities, the quality may vary.

When Restricted mode is enabled, you will not be able to see comments on the videos you watch.

Turn Restricted mode on or off

Computers in libraries, universities and other public institutions may have Restricted mode enabled by the system administrator. If you're using a public computer and can't disable Restricted mode, contact your system administrator.
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