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How to turn on/off Restricted Mode on YouTube: A step-by-step guide

Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can turn on the Restricted Mode on desktop or mobile devices, to make it kid-friendly.

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YouTube is one of the most popular apps among all age groups. To make it user-friendly for each age bracket, it offers a Restricted Mode that blocks all the mature content from the platform, making it kid-friendly. However, YouTube does not promise that all adult content will be filtered out as sometimes these filters are not accurate and hence things can slip through the cracks at times. Also Read - India's Supreme Court begins live-streaming of bench hearings on YouTube

In case your kid is using any particular device and you do not want him/her to come across any adult content, here’s how you can turn on the Restricted Mode now. Steps to follow to turn on this mode on desktop and mobile device. Also Read - Indian govt bans 45 YouTube videos from 10 YouTube channels for hateful speech against religious communities

How to turn on/off YouTube Restricted Mode on desktop

  1. Open on the web browser
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the top right corner
  3.  From the profile menu, click on “Restricted Mode”
  4. Turn on the toggle for the “Active Restricted Mode” option

Now, the restricted mode will be activated for the said web browser. Also Read - YouTube offers more ways to creators to make money on Shorts

How to turn on YouTube Restricted Mode on mobile

  1. Open the YouTube app on your smartphone
  2. Go to the General menu in the YouTube Settings
  3. Go to the Restricted Mode option
  4. Turn on the toggle for “Activate Restricted Mode”

Do note that you will need to turn on the Restricted Mode separately for different devices. Hence, you need to turn it on manually if you use the app on more than one device. For the unversed, if you have an Apple device, you can enable USB Restricted Mode on your phone to secure the phone.

You can turn off the mode by following the same steps as mentioned earlier, according to the concerned device.

For the unversed, YouTube is planning to launch an online store for streaming video services, reported the Wall Street Journal. The platform has been in the works for at least 18 months and could be available as early as this fall

  • Published Date: August 18, 2022 3:57 PM IST
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