How To Turn Off Age Restriction On TikTok

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If you have been hit by the Tiktok restricted mode glitch or you have enabled it by mistake, you may want to know how to turn off the age restriction on TikTok.

With the rising number of teens and preteens, the platform has a restricted mode in place to remove the content from the "For You" page that can be inappropriate for minors. Interestingly, it looks like a lot of adult TikTok users are also blocked from viewing age-restricted content because TikTok thinks they are underage.

Before we begin, in case you entered the wrong age when signing up, it may be causing the problem, and you can fix the issue by changing your age on TikTok.

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How To Turn Off Age Restriction On TikTok

While auto-scrolling through the TikTok feed, several people have found that some of the videos refuse to play. Instead, the video is greyed out with the error message, "Video unavailable. This content is age-restricted."

If you have found yourself in this situation, it is possible that you have mistakenly turned on the restricted mode. If that's the case, follow the steps below to get yourself out of the restricted mode.

  1. Open TikTok and go to your profile page.
  2. Tap the 3-line menu in the top right.
  3. Press Settings and privacy.
  4. Tap Digital Wellbeing in the Content & Activity section.
  5. Tap Restricted Mode and enter the four-digit PIN you created when setting up Restricted Mode.
  6. Once the passcode has been accepted, the Restricted Mode should now be off.
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That's it! You will now be able to enjoy TikTok without any restrictions. Ahh, it feels good to be free again, right?

In case the Restricted Mode is already set to 'Off' but you're still getting the age-restricted error message, you'll need to reach out to TikTok's customer support and get help directly.

Probably, it should be a bug and they will be able to help you out with it. You can contact them by tweeting at or sending a direct message to the @TikTokSupport account on Twitter. The account is available to help every day of the week between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT.

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How To Turn Off Age Restriction On TikTok Without Password

If you happen to forget the passcode you created when setting up Restricted Mode, you are in a difficult situation. Because without the passcode, you will not be able to turn off the Restricted Mode.

While there appears an option to change the passcode, it can't be done if you can't recall your actual passcode. If you don't remember the passcode, the only option is to contact the TikTok support team @TikTokSupport on Twitter. You may need to produce a photo ID for verification.