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YouTubeYouTube is the world's largest video site because it allows anyone to quickly and easily upload videos. YouTube is great for sharing family videos, reporting on things happening in different parts of the world, and so much more. While YouTube is great for most people, sometimes you'll want to avoid the more explicit content that is uploaded. Luckily, YouTube has allowed you to quickly and easily filter out restricted content on your Android device.

The following instructions will walk you through step-by-step on how to turn on and off the SafeSearch filter.

How to filter out restricted content in YouTube search results

YouTube Restrict Search

  1. Open the YouTube application. It does not matter if you open the application in your app drawer, YouTube widget, or on one of your home screens just as long as it is the official YouTube app.
  2. Tap the on the overflow menu button which looks like three dots in the top right corner of the application. This will open a drop-down menu.
  3. Tap the Settings button.

YouTube Restrict Search Settings

  1. Now in settings, you tap on Search to locate your search specific options.
  2. At the bottom of the list, tap on the SafeSearch filtering button and a pop-up dialog will appear.
  3. In this pop-up dialog you will be able to select "Don't filter" or "strict" depending on what you want to appear in your searches. If you are looking to keep out all restricted content from your search results, make sure to select "Strict."

Just by doing those quick six steps you will be able to make sure that you or anyone else using your device will not see explicit content when searching for a video on YouTube. You are able to go back and toggle SafeSearch on and off whenever you want.


Reader comments

How to filter restricted content in YouTube search results


I hear ya I know someone with a Nexus s with a 4.2 rom and surprisingly he has no complaints and would keep the phone for a while

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5

Haha I just tried my Nexus S for the first time in 2.5 years and literally nothing would open within 5 seconds. So frustrating

Posted via my A0002, M9, XT912, N910, G906, D6653, D870, or D900

It's probably the market trying to pull a list of updates from being powered off for 2.5 years. Let it sit for an hour or two and try it?

YouTube never worked on my Atrix either, think it's just a problem with that phone. I ditched it for the N4 after moto released a statement saying "yeah, you know we said the Atrix would get ice cream sandwich? That was a lie. Sorry not sorry lol." Never looked back.

Yes, I am still a little sour lol.

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Don't get me wrong, I am too. I've been burned by Moto 3 times over the years, once with my RAZR V3, once with my Z6W, and now with my Atrix. I really have considered switching vendors, but I gotta admit, Moto does make a nice phone, its just that they ditch them so quickly it's not funny.

I think these basic guides are a good thing, but why call them AC University? I realize calling it AC Kindergarten isn't a good idea, but ...

AC stands for Android Central. A university is a place where people go to learn things. So a place on Android Central where you learn things is AC University.

You're quite welcome. I think its great when members of the AC(Android Central) Community can help each other

I don't care about "explicit" videos but I'd sure like to filter out videos that aren't allowed on mobile devices.

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