How to Enable YouTube Restricted Mode on your Smartphone/PC

The Internet serves all kinds of content to its users. It depends upon the user to have the understanding of differentiating between good and bad content. Thanks to the understandability of social media companies, we get special features to segregate the type of content we wish to see on various social media. Today we will talk about YouTube Restricted Mode. We will discuss what this feature is and how a user can enable it on any smartphone or PC.

This feature is very useful if you have kids at home who make use of Youtube. Obviously, no one would want their kid to see any kind of profane and vulgar content. In general, adult content is also widely available on this popular video sharing platform. So, Restricted mode helps to get rid of this type of content.

What is Youtube Restricted Mode

We know how YouTube’s suggestion algorithm works. It’s pretty random. So, no one really knows when someone may get suggested with some content that may have linguistic or visual profanity. To be on the safer side it is better to make the wise use of the Restricted Mode feature.

Normally, when we activate the restriction, then YouTube will never suggest you or show any video that demonstrates drugs, sexual, violence based content. Also, it will block the videos with unparliamentary language from reaching you. Again, content based on gore, death, tense topics like war, etc will be barred by YouTube from entering your playlist.

Kids always get curious and try to browse through videos that may be violent, or has sexual offerings. So, if any kid is accessing YouTube, then it’s the duty of the respective parent to keep a tab on what the kid watches on the YouTube

How to Enable YouTube Restricted Mode

Now, the question is, how to enable this feature on our devices. Below are the simple guides for both the PC and smartphone platforms that you use to enable the restriction for your YouTube channel. Also, we will tell you how you can lock the feature to the browser of your PC. This will come in handy, in case you have a kid that may be tech-savvy and tries to disable the Restricted Mode. So, to avoid that kind of situation, it’s important to lock this feature to the browser of the PC. We have the guides to enable it and lock it as well for better implementation.


YouTube Restricted Mode on Smartphone

  • Login to your YouTube account
  • Go to (mobile app version)
  • You can see your profile picture. Tap on it.
  • Go to Settings > General
  • Under General, you can see the Restricted Mode option. There is a toggle. Tap on it to enable it.
    YouTube Restricted Mode on Smartphone

YouTube Restricted Mode on PC

Now, let’s see how we can get the content control imposition on the YouTube PC version.

  • Go yo YouTube home page after you log in with your ID
  • Click on your Profile picture
  • In the drop-down menu, towards the last, you can see Restricted Mode which is set to off.
    YouTube Restricted Mode OFF
  • Click on the option.
  • Next, a small dialog box will appear. Simply click on the toggle to activate YouTube Restrict Mode.
    YouTube Restricted Mode Activated

How to Lock the YouTube Restriction mode to the Web Browser

Now, to make sure that the restriction stays unchanged and no one else reverts the settings, let’s lock the Restriction to the browser. When we say of browser, this means we will be doing this step on the PC version of YouTube.

  • Now you have enabled Restricted Mode on your PC
  • Go to home page
  • Click on your Profile picture
  • In the drop-down menu, towards the last, you can see Restriction Mode which is set to on.
  • Click on it
  • You can see the Restricted Mode is enabled
  • Just below it, there is an option to Lock Restricted Mode on this browser. Click on it.
    YouTube Restricted Mode locked to browser
  • You will get redirected to a new page to confirm the lockdown by putting your account password.
  • So, enter the password. That’s it now the Restricted Mode is locked to the web browser.

In case you wish to unlock the Restriction Mode, again you have to follow the above steps. Enter your password to unlock the feature from the web browser.

So, that’s it, guys. It’s all about the YouTube Restricted Mode and how it can be enabled on various platforms like smartphones and PC. We hope that you find this guide useful.


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