Disable or enable Restricted Mode

Restricted Mode is an optional setting that you can use on YouTube to help screen out potentially mature content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others using your device to see.

Turn Restricted Mode on or off

  1. Click your profile picture  . 

  2. Click Restricted Mode.

  3. In the dialog box that appears, toggle Restricted Mode to on or off.

Problems disabling Restricted Mode

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

Control Restricted Mode for your family

If you’re a parent using the Family Link app, you can go into the app’s settings and turn Restricted Mode on for your child's account. If you’ve enabled Restricted Mode via Family Link for their account, the Restricted Mode setting can’t be changed by your child on any of your child’s 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 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.

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.



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