How to Turn Off Restricted Mode in YouTube on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article are going to show you how to turn off the YouTube restricted mode in the YouTube app on your iPhone.

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

There is a wide variety of video content on YouTube, and some of it isn’t appropriate for children, or in a work environment.

These videos can appear in a number of ways, so they may show up even if you aren’t looking for them.

One way to avoid this is with a setting on YouTube called Restricted Mode. This will filter videos that may be mature, allowing you to browse and use YouTube without worrying that they will appear.

However, you may be watching content that could be considered mature, and YouTube is preventing you from watching the content you want to. Our guide below is going to show you where to find the YouTube Restricted Mode setting on your iPhone and turn it off.

How to Disable YouTube’s Restricted Mode on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1, using the YouTube app. Note that disabling Restricted Mode in the YouTube app will only affect your iPhone. If Restricted Mode is enabled on another device then it will still be enabled there even after changing this setting.

Step 1: Open the YouTube app.

open the YouTube app

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

touch your profile icon

Step 3: Tap the Settings option at the bottom of the menu.

open the YouTube Settings menu

Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Restricted Mode to turn it off. I have Restricted Mode turned off in the picture below.

how to turn off Restricted Mode in YouTube on an iPhone 11

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