How do I fix restricted mode on YouTube?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To fix YouTube Restricted Mode not turning off, you can try the following steps:

1. Restart your device: Sometimes, a simple restart can help resolve any temporary glitches or issues. Turn off your device completely and then turn it back on again. Once it’s restarted, try turning off Restricted Mode again.

2. Try again to turn off YouTube Restricted Mode: Go to the YouTube app or website and sign in to your account. Navigate to the Restricted Mode settings and try toggling it off again. Sometimes, the issue may be resolved by simply retrying the process.

3. Disable or remove new browser add-ons: If you recently installed any browser extensions or add-ons, they could be conflicting with the functionality of YouTube Restricted Mode. Disable or remove any new extensions, and then try turning off Restricted Mode again.

4. Check your account restrictions: If you’re using a shared or family account, there may be account-level restrictions set by the administrator. Ensure that you have the necessary permissions to modify Restricted Mode settings. Contact the account owner or administrator to check and adjust any account restrictions.

5. Check your network restrictions: If you’re using a network or Wi-Fi connection that has specific restrictions in place, it may affect your ability to turn off Restricted Mode on YouTube. Try using a different network or connect to a mobile data network to see if the issue persists.

6. Clear browser cache: Over time, accumulated cache and cookies can interfere with the functionality of YouTube and its settings. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies, and then try turning off Restricted Mode again.

7. Clear the YouTube app cache: If you’re using the YouTube app on a mobile device, clearing the app cache can help resolve any issues. Go to your device’s settings, find the YouTube app, and clear its cache. Restart the app and try disabling Restricted Mode.

8. Reinstall the YouTube app: If all else fails, you can try uninstalling the YouTube app from your device and then reinstalling it. This ensures that you have the latest version of the app and can help resolve any software-related issues.

If none of these steps work, you may want to reach out to YouTube support for further assistance. They can provide more specific troubleshooting steps or help investigate any potential account or device-related issues.

Remember, the availability and functionality of YouTube Restricted Mode can vary depending on your location and device, so it’s important to check if it’s supported in your region.