If you are one of those TikTok users who are often annoyed by the restricted mode on the platform, then you can follow a few steps to do away with the age restriction on TikTok. While people love to indulge in the short video-sharing application to stay in touch with the latest trends, challenges, and much more, TikTok quickly filters out content for its audience.
For those wondering what exactly is the restricted mode on TikTok, it is an account setting that limits the appearance of content that might not be appropriate for all sets of audiences, especially for the younger lot.
While you can switch it on yourself, turning it off is possible.
How to turn off the age restriction on TikTok?
While we suggest audiences below 18 keep their restricted modes on, if you are someone who has switched it on by mistake and are old enough to indulge in all sorts of content on TikTok, you can follow these steps to turn off the age restriction:
- Open TikTok.
- Go to your profile page.
- Tap the three lines at the top.
- Scroll down, and click 'Digital wellbeing.'
- Select 'Restricted mode.'
- You will then be prompted to enter a passcode. The passcode will be the same one used to enable Restricted Mode.
- Once the passcode has been accepted, the Restricted Mode should now be off.
However, if this still does not seem to work for you and your account suddenly switched to restricted mode, you can report this issue to the TikTok official support account on Twitter.
While this might be a glitch for you, many people on the internet swear by this setting to keep their children away from restricted content.
TikTok has potentially come up with this setting for the younger audience. With the rising number of teens and preteens indulging in TikTok videos, not all content is suitable for them. While it can be a feasible idea for a specific set of audiences, others often experience a glitch due to which their accounts switch to the restricted mode.
Therefore, this setting will automatically remove offensive videos that can be dangerous, explicit, or unsuitable for the younger audience from the 'for you page.' However, many people have reported that despite switching on the restricted mode, they still get all sorts of content on their feed.
Although TikTok has a team that regularly filters content and bans videos and users who post derogatory or inappropriate content that doesn't align with the social media platform's norms and rules, they keep enhancing the security features to make the app more friendly and secure.
Another feature TikTok recently introduced to enhance safety for teenage users was the family pairing setting. This family pairing feature allows parents to remotely set restrictions on their kids' accounts to disable direct messages, turn on restricted mode, and even set screen time limits.