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How To Turn Off Restricted Mode On YouTube

✎ Key Takes:

» You can fix YouTube Restricted Mode issues, try clearing browsing history, logging out and in, restarting, or reinstalling the app.
» If you still face difficulties, consider removing restrictions by adjusting settings: on mobile, log in, click your profile picture, go to Settings, choose General, and turn off Restricted Mode.

How To Turn Off Restricted Mode On YouTube Mobile:

You can try the following steps to remove restrictions on YouTube:

Step 1: Open your YouTube app

To turn off the Restricted Mode on the YouTube app, first, open the app and log in to your account using your Gmail account. You can log in to multiple YouTube accounts simultaneously, and you have to choose the account you need. After logging in to your account, you can see the Homepage and some videos based on relevance.

Step 2: Click on your Profile icon

Now, click on your Profile icon from the top right corner, and a pop-up will appear, choose the option Settings.

Click on the Profile picture on phone

If you have logged in with multiple accounts, ensure that you choose the right one to perform your task. If any other account is chosen, tap on your name and change the account.

Profile icon and tap Settings

Step 3: Tap General

After clicking on the Settings option, a new screen will appear, and you can see a lot of options there like “General”, “Data saving”, “Autoplay”, “Video quality preference”, “Try new features”, “Purchases and memberships” etc. Click on the “General” option from here.

Tap General on phone

Step 4: Turn off Restricted Mode

After clicking the “General” option, a new screen will appear, containing many options for changing the appearance, playback speed, uploads, location, etc. You can also turn off the Restricted Mode here, click on the toggle option and turn it off. After turning off the Restricted Mode, you can also see mature videos.

Turn off Restricted Mode

How To Fix YouTube Restricted Mode Won’t Turn Off:

Try these methods below:

1. Clear Browser Cache

To fix the Restricted Mode Won’t Turn Off issue on PC, clear your browser cache from your YouTube browser history. Go to the “Cookies and other site data” settings and “Cached images and files”, check the boxes, and clear all the data and cache files.

Clear Browser Cache

To delete the YouTube cache from the app, open your phone’s Settings, go to the App info part, enter the “Storage & cache” section, and hit the “Clear cache” option to clear all the cache files of the YouTube app.

2. Log Out & Login on to YouTube

If your Restricted Mode feature is not working on YouTube, you can try the logout and log-in technique to see if it is working again or not.

Log Out & Login on to YouTube

First, click on your Profile icon from the top right and click on the Sign-out option to log out from your YouTube account. Again, log in with your Gmail account and check whether the Restricted Mode feature is working.

3. Restart the Device

If you are facing the Restricted Mode not working issue, you can check whether restarting is working. Hold your power button for a few seconds and restart the device if you are on the phone.

Restart the Device on phone

If you are on a PC, close the YouTube tab and other tabs, press the “Alt + F4” shortcut, and restart your device.

Restart the Device

4. Uninstall & Re-install YouTube App

If you have tried the other methods and are still waiting to get fruitful results, you should start from the beginning. If the Restricted Mode feature is not showing on YouTube, it would be better to uninstall and reinstall the app from your phone. So open your phone Settings, open YouTube from the Apps section, and click “Uninstall” to uninstall it.

Uninstall on youtube

You can also uninstall the app from the “Uninstall” pop-up menu, which appears at the top when you tap and hold on to the app. Now to reinstall the app open your Google Play Store or App Store, search for YouTube, and install it.

You can not directly delete the YouTube app from your phone so try to clear all the data from it because it works the same as deleting the app.

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