Turn Restricted Mode on or off

Restricted Mode is an optional setting you can use on YouTube. This feature can help screen out potentially mature content you or others using your devices may prefer not to view.

Turn Restricted Mode on or off

  1. Click your profile picture  .
  2. Click Restricted Mode.
  3. In the top-right box that appears, click Activate Restricted Mode to on or off.

Problems turning off Restricted Mode

Computers in libraries, universities, and other public institutions may have Restricted Mode turned on by the system administrator. If you’ve entered your username and password, and Restricted Mode remains on, try contacting your system administrator for more help.

Control Restricted Mode for your family

If you’re a parent using the Family Link app, you can turn on Restricted Mode for your child's account. This can be done in the app's settings. Once Restricted Mode has been turned on via Family Link, your child can't change the Restricted Mode settings on any of the signed-in devices.

More info on Restricted Mode

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 every language, but due to differences in cultural norms and sensitivities, the quality may vary. When Restricted Mode is turned on, you will not be able to view comments on the videos you watch.

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 turn on this mode for each profile.

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