How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Network Administrator?

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How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Network Administrator?

Is Restricted Mode causing you problems on YouTube, and do you want to turn it off? I wrote a guide about this, which you can find here.

But what if the steps outlined in that articles don’t work. What if you can’t disable Restricted Mode because your network administrator doesn’t allow you?

This guide will tell you how to turn off Restricted Mode on YouTube Network Administrator, with several methods:

  1. Disable browser add-ons
  2. Clear your browser cache
  3. Turn off Chrome Safe Search

Remember, this guide is “only” for people who can’t disable Restricted Mode normally from the YouTube website/app.

For the detailed step-by-step guide, read below!

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How to Turn Off Restricted Mode on YouTube Network Administrator?

Disable Browser Add-ons

We’ll start with a simple solution – disabling your browser add-ons. Perhaps the network administrator uses an extension to impose the Restricted Mode on YouTube.

If you disable all add-ons, you may also lift the limitation on the YouTube Restricted Mode.

Follow the steps below to disable your browser add-ons:

1. Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner

Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner
Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner

Open your internet browser and click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner. Then, go to “More tools” and select “Extensions.”

This will take you to a page with all your browser add-ons.

2. Disable all your extensions

Disable all your extensions
Disable all your extensions

After you select “Extensions,” you’ll be taken to this page, which contains all your extensions in one place. Disable them all by using the button in the bottom-right corner of each extension.

When it’s blue, the extension is on. When it’s grey, the extension is turned off/disabled. After you disable all your extensions, try watching that YouTube video again.

Is it still restricted? Then, try another solution on this list!

Clear Your Browser Cache

Another solution to your Restricted Mode issue on YouTube Network Administrator is to clear your browser cache.

Maybe the network administrator changed some settings in the browser, so you can’t remove Restricted Mode. Or the browser is using the old settings before you disabled Restricted Mode.

If you clear the browser cache, it will renew its session and use the newest settings. Follow the steps below to clear the browser cache:

1. Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner

Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner
Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner

To clear your browser cache, you need to open your browser settings. To do this, click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner.

A menu page will appear with several settings. Find the “More tools” option and hover over it with your mouse. Then, select “Clear browsing data.”

2. Select what data to delete and click on “Clear data

Select what data to delete and click on "Clear data"
Select what data to delete and click on “Clear data”

On this page, you’ll need to select what data to delete. I recommend deleting all the browser data, including cache, browsing history, and cookies.

Once you select these options, click on “Clear data” in the bottom-right corner of the page. The process will be over in a few seconds.

Turn Off Chrome Safe Search

If you’re using Chrome, then chances are that the Safe Search feature is enabled. This feature could stop you from disabling Restricted Mode on YouTube.

To disable Safe Search, follow the steps below:

1. pen Google and click on “Settings” in the bottom-right corner

Open Google and click on "Settings" in the bottom-right corner
Open Google and click on “Settings” in the bottom-right corner

You’ll need to open Google on Chrome to access the Chrome search settings. Once you do that, look in the bottom-right corner for the “Settings” option and select it.

2. elect “Search settings” from the menu

Select "Search settings" from the menu
Select “Search settings” from the menu

After you click on “Settings,” a pop-up window will appear with several options. Click on the first option in the menu – “Search settings“, and continue with the final step.

3. Click on “Turn on SafeSearch

Click on "Turn on SafeSearch"
Click on “Turn on SafeSearch”

On the “Search results” page, look at the first option – “SafeSearch Filters“. There’s a description there telling you what the feature does.

Essentially, it hides certain content on the internet if it’s too explicit. Your network administrator may customize this option.

To turn it off, click “Turn on SafeSearch” to uncheck the box. After you uncheck the box, refresh Chrome or restart it.

Then, try watching the YouTube video again. If it still doesn’t work, you have one solution: contacting your network administrator.

Conclusion

In short, if you can’t disable the Restricted Mode on YouTube, it could be caused by one of the following reasons:

  1. A browser add-on
  2. Google SafeSearch
  3. Your browser cache

If nothing works, then there’s nothing you can do. Contact your network administrator and let them know about this issue.

They may be able to help you and revoke the limitation on Restricted Mode on YouTube.

If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment down below. I’ll reply as soon as possible!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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