How to Turn Off Age Restriction on TikTok

With social media continuing to crack down on restricted content, there are a number of blocks specifically in place to…

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With social media continuing to crack down on restricted content, there are a number of blocks specifically in place to protect users and ensure that unsuitable content does not make its way into the mainstream channel.

Some of the ways that TikTok achieves this is by blocking certain topics, restricting potentially harmful or unsuitable activity, and limiting the visibility of those under a certain age when it comes to restricted content.

But let’s be honest, no algorithm is perfect, and it is near impossible for TikTok to accurately confirm and verify every single restriction and block that is places on content and on younger users. Which can sometimes mean that content is restricted where it shouldn’t be.

One of the easiest ways around this is seemingly to turn off the age restriction on your app. But how easy really is this to do?

4 Steps to Turn Off Age Restrictions on Your App

Luckily for users across TikTok, it is not particularly difficult to turn off the age restriction on your app. In fact, it is easier to turn off the age restriction than it is to change your app on the app – meaning that most will simply bypass the limitations rather than seeking to change their age to unlock more content and features.

  1. Open TikTok and navigate to your profile page
  2. Click on the menu button in the top right hand corner of your profile screen, indicated by the three horizontal lines
  3. Select ‘Settings and Privacy’ then ‘Content Preferences’
  4. In your content preferences, select ‘Restricted Mode’. If this is on, then you may be facing some limitations in what you can see and do on TikTok. Switching this mode off will open your app to more flexibility and free activity

NOTE: To switch off restricted mode, you will need to enter a passcode that was set up when the account was made. This tends to be in place as a form of parental protection, so that parents can protect their children from potentially unsuitable content on the app.

And there you have it! You will need this passcode to unlock restricted content, so if it’s being controlled by someone else then you will either need to ask them or respect their wishes. However, what this article does show is that turning off the age restriction is easy with the right information!