YouTube has become a huge video streaming platform with a user base of all ages. With users of all ages, especially kids, many videos available on their platform can be inappropriate for them. Some videos do not go against YouTube policies but may have inappropriate content for kids.
These videos on YouTube are marked as age-restricted. YouTube age restriction policy doesn’t allow any user to access the NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content on their platform without signing in first. Even after you have signed-in, YouTube will check your age and, on its basis, either provide or deny you access to the NSFW content. In this article, I have discussed how to watch age-restricted videos on YouTube.
YouTube Age Restriction Policy
The YouTube age restriction policy doesn’t allow users to access any NSFW content without signing-in. if any user tries to do it, they will only see the “Sorry this content is age-restricted” message in place of the video.
There is also a restricted mode feature on YouTube, which when enabled filters all NSFW content even after the user is signed in. If you are an adult and want to watch the NSFW content on YouTube without getting stopped constantly, then follow the methods given below.
How To Watch Age Restricted Videos On YouTube?
If you want to watch age-restricted videos on YouTube, then you need to sign in with a Google account that has registered your age as 18+. If you already have a Google account, then you can sign-in with that, otherwise, you can create a new Google account and register yourself as 18+.
To create a new Google account, follow the steps given below:
- Visit this web page and fill out the form.
- Next, enter your DOB. Make sure to add a year that shows you as 18+.
- Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the process.
After you have created your new Google account, login with it. After that, open YouTube and search for NSFW content. Now you will not see the “Sorry this content is age-restricted” error but another message. This message will warn you that the video is age-restricted and ask for confirmation if you really want to watch it. Click on I Understand to watch the NSFW video.
How To Remove Age Restriction On YouTube?
Another way you can remove the age restriction on YouTube is by disabling the Restricted mode. The Restricted mode on YouTube automatically filters all the NSFW content on YouTube before showing the results to the user. With Restricted mode enabled on YouTube, you cannot watch videos that are deemed as age-restricted.
To disable Restricted mode on YouTube, follow the steps given below:
- Open YouTube and click on your profile picture.
- Scroll down and select the Restricted Mode option.
- Turn off the Activate Restricted Mode toggle.
Now, you will be able to watch the NSFW content on YouTube, considering that you are signed in with an 18+ Google account.
So, there you have it. This is how you can watch the YouTube age restriction videos. If you are underaged, then it is recommended that you avoid watching NSFW content and wait until you are 18+. If you have any other questions related to this topic, ask them in the comment section below.