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How To Fix: Restricted Mode Has Hidden Comments For This Video

✎ Key Points:

» You can remove the ‘Restricted Mode has hidden comments for this video’ on YouTube by accessing the app, clicking on your profile picture, and selecting Settings.
» Now find the Restricted Mode option in Settings and turn off the switch next to it by swiping it to the left.

What is Restricted Mode on YouTube Comments:

The Restricted Mode on YouTube comments prevents you from viewing comments on the videos. It works on both the device level and the browser level. If you’re seeing the error message of Restricted Mode has hidden comments for this video then it’s because, on your device, the restricted mode of YouTube is turned on or enabled.

When the Restricted mode is enabled for Google Workshop, it means that comments on YouTube would be hidden from many videos. Even if you’re connected to a VPN, you might be seeing this because it’s restricting YouTube access.

If you’re browsing in restricted mode on YouTube, or the system administrator has enabled it, you’re most likely to experience the issue of ‘Restricted Mode has hidden comments for this video‘.

When the Restricted Mode is enabled on your device, it filters the content as well as some types of comments from being displayed directly on the screen. Restricted mode allows parents to have control over what their kids watch on YouTube.

How to Fix Restricted Mode has hidden comments for this video:

Follow the steps below to fix this:

Step 1: Go to the YouTube app and click on the profile icon

If you’re looking forward to disabling the restricted mode on YouTube, you’ll need to start by opening the application.

Remember that this method can only work and solve your issue if you’re using the latest version of the YouTube application. But if your app is not updated, make sure to update the application from the App Store or Google Play Store to continue with this process.

click on the profile icon

After you open the YouTube application, you’ll be able to see your profile picture icon at the top right corner of the YouTube application. You’ll need to click on it. Immediately, it will open up the Account page of the YouTube application.

Step 2: Click on Settings

After you click on the profile picture icon, you’ll be taken to the Account page of the YouTube application.

On this page, you’ll be able to find many options placed one after another. You’ll be able to see your Gmail account on which you’re playing YouTube and the name of your account too.

Click on Settings on youtube

Below that, you’ll find options such as Your Info, YouTube Studio, Time watched, Get YouTube TV, Get YouTube Premium, etc. All these options have different uses and purposes.

But for this method, you don’t need to do anything with these options. You’ll be able to notice two separate options are placed at the bottom of the page. Those are the Settings and the Help & feedback options. You’ll need to click on Settings.

Step 3: From Settings turn off Restricted Mode

After you click on the Settings option from the Account page, you’ll be able to get into the Settings page of the YouTube application. On the Settings page, there are tons of options one after another, and next to almost every option, you’ll find its switch.

turn off Restricted Mode

You need to look for the option Restricted Mode in the list. This option is located at the center of the page just below the Dark theme and then above the Skip forward and back option. 

You’ll find that the Restricted Mode is turned on and the switch is in blue. You’ll need to toggle the switch to the left to turn it off. As soon as you turn it off, it will become white.

⭐️ Go Back to the video and see if it’s Fixed:

After you’re done turning off the Restricted Mode on YouTube, you’ll need to check if it has enabled you to see the comments or not.

Therefore, you’ll need to close the YouTube application and then open it after a few seconds.

Next, on the search box, enter the title of the video whose comments you weren’t able to see earlier, and search for it. From the search result, click and open the video and then scroll down to the comments section. If you can see the comments that the viewers have left on the video, then you can be sure that you’ve successfully turned off the Restricted Mode on YouTube.

You can also turn on the restricted mode whenever you want by toggling the switch to the right. As it allows for parent control, you can turn it on to keep the mature content and comments away from your kids.

The restricted mode won’t Turn off: Why

# 1: If you’re not able to turn off the restricted mode on YouTube and are stuck with it, it might be because the account holder has locked the restricted mode so that no one else can disable it. In that case, you’ll find the switch grayed and unable to swipe right or left. You’ll need to contact the account holder to unlock the Restricted Mode.

# 2: You also need to log out of your Google account on all devices and then again restart it after a few minutes. Then log in to your Google account to see if the restricted mode has been disabled or not.

# 3: If you’re not able to disable the Restricted Mode on YouTube, it might be a system error. In that case, you need to make sure that all the apps and programs in the background are closed. Force stop the apps in the background to disable restricted mode.

# 4: Even disable the antivirus apps and software of your device, disconnect if you’re using a VPN and the firewall too.

# 5: If the newly installed browser extension is causing the issue, you can remove the extension to turn the restricted mode off.

# 6: When the restricted mode is enabled by the administrator, then you’ll need to contact the admin to disable it.

# 7: If none of the above tricks work for you, you need to uninstall the application and then reinstall it. After reinstalling, log in once again to your Google account to disable the restricted mode.

# 8: Clear the cache data of the YouTube application from the device settings to see if it turns off the restricted mode on YouTube.

# 9: Also, check if the application is updated or not. If you’re using an outdated version of the YouTube application, you’ll need to update it to its latest version so that you can disable the restricted mode.

# 10: But if none of these methods helps you, restart your device, be it a phone or a computer, to fix any temporary error that’s occurring.

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