How to Turn Off Restricted Mode in YouTube on an iPhone

The steps in this article are going to show you where to find the Restricted Mode setting in the YouTube iPhone app so that you can turn it off.

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Touch your profile icon at the top-right of the screen.
  3. Choose the Settings option.
  4. Tap the button to the right of Restricted Mode to turn it off.

YouTube is home to a massive library of user-submitted videos. Many of these videos are suitable for people of all ages, but there are some that might be a little too mature for younger viewers.

Luckily YouTube has something called Restricted Mode that attempts to filter out these mature videos from search results.

But if you suspect that Restricted Mode is enabled on your account and it shouldn’t be, or if it’s preventing you from watching a video that you want to see, then you may need to disable Restricted Mode in YouTube on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you how.

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How to Disable the Restricted Mode Setting in the YouTube iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3. I am using the most current version of the iPhone app that was available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open YouTube on your iPhone.

open the YouTube app

Step 2: Tap your profile icon at the top-right of the screen.

open the YouTube app menu

Step 3: Select the Settings option near the bottom of the menu.

open the YouTube settings menu

Step 4: Turn off the Restricted Mode setting to enable the display of mature videos. I have Restricted Mode turned off in the image below.

how to turn off restricted mode in the YouTube iPhone app

Find out how to download a video using the YouTube app if you would like to be able to watch something if you are going to be on a plane or somewhere else that you may not have Internet access to stream that video.

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