How to enable YouTube Safe Search on Android

YouTube has great content for all age groups, but it can also present certain things that you would prefer your children not to see at a certain age. Fortunately, the most used video site in the world has a good secure search setting, which allows videos of inappropriate content not to be found when a person searches. To learn how to enable restricted search mode on Android, just check out our tips below!

Enabling YouTube Safe Search

To get started, open the YouTube app on your Android smartphone and click the three vertical dots at the top right of the screen as shown in the image below.

This will bring up a small window of options, and you must click on "Settings" to proceed.

Enter the settings in the new window, click "General".

Now just look at the bottom of the screen to find the “Restricted Mode” option. Clicking the button next to it will enable it, which will cause videos flagged as inappropriate or inappropriate to be hidden from any search done with the app.

As YouTube itself warns, no filter is completely accurate, but you can usually trust the restrictions the app puts on your searches.

You can disable safe search at any time by returning to this menu and disabling it again. At least it's a good way to stop younger kids from watching videos they shouldn't have on Android.

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