9 Ways To Easily Bypass YouTube Age Restriction

6 Ways To Easily Bypass YouTube Age Restriction

From kids to adults, all love to watch videos. YouTube is one such platform to stream all types of videos to the viewers. But some videos are restricted due to various reasons. There are several ways to bypass the YouTube age restriction. If you are looking for a solution to watch these videos, then this guide on how to watch age restricted YouTube videos will help you.

YouTube is the largest and free video streaming app developed and managed by the web giant, Google. With everyone having access to the platform, it has some policies which need to be followed strictly by everyone. One such policy is that no one can post any adult content on YouTube or any content which is not appropriate to the users of all ages as nowadays, YouTube is equally popular among children and old people. Although adult videos are not allowed on YouTube, still there are some videos that are not appropriate for young users but useful for adults. So, YouTube allows posting such videos but for such videos, YouTube places a content warning message which asks the users for an age confirmation before watching that video. If you are already signed in, then Google will automatically collect your age-related information from your account but if you are not signed in, then YouTube will ask you to sign in to confirm your age, and then only, you will be able to watch that video.

In order to sign in to YouTube, you need to have a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, it will be a lengthy and time-consuming process to sign in to YouTube. So, at that time, you may think of ways using which you can watch that video without signing in to YouTube.

If you are thinking of such ways, then you need to keep reading this article as in this article, several methods are given using which you can easily bypass the YouTube age restriction.

6 Ways To Easily Bypass YouTube Age Restriction

How To Bypass YouTube Age Restriction

Follow any of the below methods on YouTube age verification bypass: 

Method 1: Through Settings on Android Device

YouTube also offers you to change the settings for the restricted mode on YouTube Network Administrator. Follow the below steps on how to bypass YouTube age restriction:

1. Open YouTube app on your device.

2. Tap on the profile picture at the top right corner of the screen.

Open YouTube app on your device. Tap on the profile picture at the top right corner of the screen.

3. Tap Settings.

Tap Settings.

4. Select General from the options.

Select General from the options.

5. Scroll down and toggle off the bar next to Restricted Mode.

Toggle off the bar next to Restricted Mode.

Method 2: Create a New Account

You can also create a new account with an age more than 18. There are no limitations on the number of accounts we own. But this is not possible if you are in Europe because you need to prove your age. You can use a US-VPN to avoid this.

Also, if you are logging in using a computer or device with parental controls, then you can’t create an account. You have to try a different device. This method on how to watch age restricted YouTube videos is the easiest and quickest method.

Method 3: Bypass Age Restriction Using NSFW YouTube

NSFW stands for “Not Safe For Work”. This is one of the most popular tricks to bypass the age restriction on YouTube because of its simplicity and easy usage. This is by far the fastest way to override the age restriction on YouTube.

To bypass the YouTube age restriction using NSFW, follow these steps:

1. Open any YouTube video having an age restriction.

Open the YouTube video which is showing age restriction

2. Click on the video’s URL link and check the URL of the restricted video. It will be somewhat like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApRGNwSvsnI

Click on the video URL link in the address bar at the top of the page

3. Now, in order to bypass the age restriction, insert the letters NSFW between the And youtube.com in the video’s URL as shown below.

https://www.NSFWyoutube.com/watch?v=gEX_RS3_IzI

Note: Before changing the URL, you should know that as you are changing the URL, you are changing the website.

4. After making the above changes in the URL, hit the enter button and the video will start playing.

Bypass Age Restriction Using NSFW YouTube

After completing the above steps, the age restriction for the selected video should get removed and the video should start playing.

Method 4: Download The Video

You can watch any age-restricted YouTube video by downloading them. You can download them using a YouTube downloader software or website. Not all websites will be able to download them. Websites such as keepvid.com320ytmp3, y2mate.com and YT1s.com will help you with your question on how to bypass YouTube age restriction. You have to paste the URL and wait for the site to load the video on these websites. Once the video is loaded, download the video with the help of the on-screen prompts. The video will be downloaded and you can watch it anytime with ease. If this doesn’t work then you can also check out some of the top free alternatives of YouTube.

Method 5: Bypass Age Restriction Using Embed link

It is one of the easiest ways to bypass the age restriction on YouTube videos as in this method, you just have to change the few letters of the URL to change it into an embedded link. Once the URL of age-restricted video converts into an embedded link, the video will start playing as the embedded links do not have any age restrictions associated with them.

To bypass the age restriction using an embedded link, follow these steps.

1. Open the YouTube video having an age restriction.

Open the YouTube video which is showing age restriction

2. Click on the video’s URL link and check the URL of the restricted video. It will be somewhat like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEX_RS3_IzI

Click on the video URL link in the address bar at the top of the page

3. Now, in order to bypass the age restriction, delete the watch?v= from the URL and replace it with embed/. Now, your URL will look like:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gEX_RS3_IzI

4. After making the above changes, hit the enter button and the video will start playing.

After completing the above steps, the age restriction for the selected video should get removed and the video should start playing

Method 6: Using NewPipe on Android Device

To watch age-restricted videos, NewPipe is one of the best options. You need to download an APK file since it is not available on the Play Store. Follow the below steps.

1. Go to the browser on your Android device.

2. Download the latest version of the NewPipe app on its page.

Go to browser on your Android device. Download the latest version of NewPipe app on its page.

3. Go to Downloads on your mobile and install NewPipe.

4. Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the screen.

Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the screen.

5. Tap Settings in the menu.

Tap Settings in the menu.

6. Tap Content, as shown below.

Tap Content.

7. Toggle on the bar next to Show age restricted content.

Toggle on the bar next to Show age restricted content.

8. Now, search the age-restricted video you want to watch and play it.

Method 7: Bypass Youtube Age Restriction Using Listen On Repeat

This method also involves making some changes in the URL of the restricted video. To bypass the age restriction on Youtube videos using “Listen On Repeat”, follow these steps:

1. Open the YouTube video having an age restriction.

Open the YouTube video which is showing age restriction

2. Click on the video’s URL link and check the URL of the restricted video. It will appear like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApRGNwSvsnI

Click on the video URL link in the address bar at the top of the page

3. Now, in order to bypass the age restriction, add the word repeat after youtube in the URL of the restricted video. Now, your URL will look like https://www.youtuberepeat.com/gEX_RS3_IzI

4. After making the above changes in the URL, hit the enter button and the video will start playing.

Bypass Age Restriction Using Listen On Repeat

Note: If your video does not play even after changing the URL, then you can still play your video by visiting the Listen On Repeat website.

After completing the above steps, the age restriction for the selected video should get removed and the video should start playing without asking for signing in into YouTube.

Also Read: Unblock YouTube When Blocked In Offices, Schools or Colleges?

Method 8: Using FreeTube on PC

Similar to NewPipe, FreeTube is a free software to watch age-restricted videos. Also, this software is free of ads and allows us to subscribe to channels and create playlists. Follow the below steps to download FreeTube.

1. Download the latest and correct version of FreeTube for your PC on its official site.

2. After downloading the file, extract and run the application.

3. Paste the URL of the age-restricted video and play it.

Method 9: Bypass YouTube Age Restriction Using Proxy Website

It is possible to view an age-restricted YouTube video using a proxy site. Being unsafe, this method is generally not recommended to bypass the age restriction. Still, if you want to use this method, use it at your own risk. There are lots of proxy sites available in the market using which you can easily bypass the age restriction.

To bypass the age restriction on YouTube using a proxy website, follow these steps.

1. Open the YouTube video having an age restriction.

Open the YouTube video which is showing age restriction

2. Click on the video’s URL link and check the URL of the restricted video. It will be somewhat like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEX_RS3_IzI

Click on the video URL link in the address bar at the top of the page

3. Now, open a new tab on the same browser by clicking on the +

Open a new tab by clicking on the + symbol on the same browser

4. Type the below URL in the newly opened tab

https://www.proxysite.com/

5. Hit enter and the below page will

Hit the enter button on the keyboard. A page will open up

6. Now, copy the restricted video’s URL link from the previous tab and paste it into the Enter URL box of the proxy website in the new tab.

Enter URL box on the proxy website which you have opened in the new tab

7. Click on the Go button.

Click on Go button

8. The video will start playing.

After completing the above steps, the age-restricted video should start playing without any age restriction.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Does using proxy sites help in YouTube age verification bypass?

Ans. No, it can be guaranteed that a proxy site will play you the age-restricted YouTube video.

Q2. Will VLC Player help to watch age-restricted videos on Android devices?

Ans. VLC Player for Android can be used to watch videos from any site. But any age-restricted YouTube videos cannot be played using VLC Player for Android.

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We hope that this guide would have helped you to bypass YouTube age restriction. Let us know which of the methods mentioned above helped you the best. Drop your queries and suggestions in the comment section below, if any.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

57 Comments

  1. I WANT TO WATCH A MOANING DEER BRO COME ON LET ME DO THIS

  2. This is outdated youtube just blocked watching nsfw videos on other sites, the only method that probably still works is downloading the video with a downloading software

    1. works on proxysite.com

  3. Amen””””””

  4. It is 2021 and only the video download method works. I use y2mate dot com.

    Youtube has gone full retard and put age verification even on videos without sexual content.

    1. Oh thank god you posted this because none of the other links they mentioned here worked. This one seems to be working for now. I literally just want to watch regular videos without having everything tracked all the damn time so I refuse to sign in. Thanks for the help.

    2. Good example would be some good YTPs

    3. Yeah they restricted Toby Keith!!

  5. So, Youtube went full retard with age restriction, up to the point where you need to register a state ID or credit card to watch videos that you were really fine watching even without an account a few months back…downloading it is then.

  6. proxy site works

  7. Bro i just want to watch a reaction video and its age restricted? I need an ID or credit card to verify?? seriously youtube?

  8. YouTube is getting worse by the day. There is no way I am ever giving my CC information or other personal documents to Google.
    Hopefully, a new platform will rise but that will be a hard thing to do since YouTube was pretty much first in line and now known by all around the world.

    1. bro you can not give it to them but they got them anyways 😀

  9. Who hates Goguardian??? And really i have to put in the teacher password. UGH!!!!!!

  10. As I get this age verification baloney all the time while I’m already logged in, it sure looks like a scam to get their hands on my personal documents, which they will then obviously sell on.

  11. Avatar photo Ole van der Linden

    man it even blocked a realy educational vid about history

  12. install “TamperMonkey” extension”
    Then install “Greasy Fork” script “YouTube: Age Verification Bypass”

    1. You saved me dude, Big thanks!

    2. man don’t lie, worked a treat

    3. does this work on MS Edge browser?

    4. Worked like a charm.
      Thanks Mike

    5. wow! thanks Mike.
      I had sent Google my driving licence 7 days ago and still not verified. It says it takes 3 days max. Its a joke…maybe a scam too.
      Can confirm this method works 25 June 2021.
      Get Tampermonkey, and go to its dashboard, via installed extensions in browser (wee jigsaw piece top Right of browser).
      On top right look for a pls sign, next to installed userscripts, settings etc.
      Click the PLus to add new script and
      copy/paste the script from here:
      https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/375525-youtube-age-verification-bypass/code
      Done.

    6. Thanks for the tip! Works like a charm.

    7. can’t find the age verification bypass in greasy fork, is it deleted or just somewhere else

  13. Omg what is happening to this world
    Just like 3 years ago things were running fine,
    EVWRYTHING IS SO LIMITED SO RESTRICTED it scares me
    Old and popular videos are getting deleted because of dumb copyright claim thing , I cant download a thing in facebook, google search don’t even recognize some words anymore
    Where people gonna post their stuff ? How another YouTube will come when you buy a phone coming straight from the company that is related to YouTube directly…
    Videos are kept deleted without any trace ,like the were some hyper illegal stuff…. I have got a lot to talk about but I feel people dont even go to YouTube, google seriously isolated me from the world
    I feel the inky one having this problem but no,there are people who feel the same…but where
    When comments get deleted before even viewed,it may not even show up to others and just for you
    I hate how this world is changing for incomprehensible reasons…people are stil poor and can’t afford things normally,how about every game in playstore featuring premium versions that once was free and you will never think they will be purshable

  14. As of 16th of June 2021, the NSFW and download methods do not work.

  15. http://www.y2mate.com worked for me – downloads to your device as mp4 on sd , hd your choice
    AnyVideoConvertor used to work but not now

    1. Y2 does not work now….

  16. Thank You 🙂

  17. Why the hell is youtube doins this? Isn’t the requirement to make an account is to be at leas 13? Isn’t there a seperate website for children? I understand that they’ll ban NSFW stuff, but this is funky-horse-shrimp. Fix your site youtube, or die trying.

  18. Tampermonkey still works, not a single one from the article…

  19. Yep. There’s no point for youtube to block these videos, because if you are too young to watch the video, then you probably shouldn’t be on youtube at all. The average 13-17 year old isn’t scared of watching half of these videos. Maybe they should keep the nsfw warning, but they shouldn’t block you from watching the video if you want to watch it.

  20. Last one works.

  21. All of these rely on watching youtube from an external source. Google had patched that, now they all lead to a page saying the video is age-restricted, and needs to be viewed on youtube.
    This article is now obsolete.

  22. Dont know for a anyone else but for me the tampermonkey method stopped working

  23. Nothing from the above works and I am 53 years old and what is this from YouTube

  24. I am so done with Youtube. They age restricted a video that didn’t contain any NSFW content in it. The video is named “Thorns but funni”. It used to work a week ago but now it is age restricted?!. I hope a new app arrives that lets you watch any videos without needing to put your credit card or any sh!t.

    1. Rumble is a good app that’s rising up. Hopefully more content creators flock over there to upload more to watch.

  25. Tried all methods including programs like Jdownloader and Adownloader.
    Nothing works. Youtube sucks now anyway.

  26. Came here because I found a series of video game reviews that are all age-resticted. The funny bit? Some of the games are aimed at children and the guy who’s doing the reviews never swears or shows anything inappropriate… yet, all the videos are now “age-restricted”. It would be funny if it wasn’t sad.

    As of today (July 29th 2021) the only method that worked for the above videos wss the last one (PWN), but I’m sure Youtube is going to crack down and block that as well, eventually.

    People, the only way to kill youtube is to stop using it altogether and move to alternative platforms. There are a ton of them already, people simply aren’t moving exclusively there, so youtube isn’t losing any numbers. Look for your favourite content creators at one or more of the following video sharing platforms (and if they’re not there yet, ask them – if enough people ask, some content creators will start uploading to multiple platforms):

    – BitChute.com
    – BrandNewTube.com
    – Brighteon.com
    – Odysee.com
    – Rumble.com
    – StoryFire.com
    – UTreon.com

    I officially made the move and I’m not getting back on Youtube. I left a request to the few Youtubers I was following and, sadly, aren’t on any of the above yet, so I hope they will read/listen and move, but I’m just one person. You all can help. Start asking creators to MOVE, and then LEAVE youtube. That’s the only think that’ll make those a–oles rethink their strategy. Youtube can’t survive without viewers, it’s that simple.

    1. Thanks for the alt sites…too many people say go alt but do not give any other places to try out, simply dropping the ball after giving advice. Thanks.

    2. Whatever you think of YouTube and Google, many of the sites you list have quite dubious or downright despiccable content. Like bitchute, where on its first page a video is listed which maintains that people who are vaccinated are more prone to get covid. A ridiculous lie – more than 90% of people who end up in intensive care are NOT vaccinated. I do not know what pleasure derive from spreading these lies.

      1. trust your government, government agencies and WHO… they would never lie.

        Follow the money

  27. None of these bypasses work anymore. YouTube and Google make it easy to watch p*rn but censors historical videos like the real Vietnam footage, respective protests such as a Buddhist monk self-immolation protesting that war and such….doubt that go to X*am*ter, one of the sites for p*rn and guess what is there? Google login to watch, rate, download and such….go figure..

  28. The best way to avoid the age restriction is still, for the videographer, to distribute a copy of his videos on another platform.

  29. none of the 6 methods function, 2 of them say “pay to watch”…

  30. Avatar photo BRYAN INFANTE WAGAN

    My friend suggested this article to me to download age-restricted video however I am not a tech-savvy person I made mistake a few more times before I was able to do it. I actually use an online video downloader by acethinker to do the downloading process. And if they are hard to get videos I usually rely on some articles like this.

  31. None of these work. Except maybe downloading, but I can’t do that on work computer.

  32. On Android phone I use NewPipe apk, in the configuration you need to unlock age restrictions. Works for me so far.
    One issue, cannot cast anymore

  33. or do what i do , report every age restricted video as phishing scam , google attempting to obtain cc details fraudulently , if they have your card details all it takes is a misclick and you will have signed up to google premium service

  34. YouTube used to be a lovely place to go to when I opened my first account in 2007. It had a real community spirit. Every user had a whole page which they could design in their own taste and color and pictures.and on which they would give some description about themselves (only as much or as little as they felt comfortable) Then it had the comments section where others could write a comment on their page – and one could reply to their comment. (they could also keep the comment section private if preferred or chose who can read things). It showed Friends and Subscribers (if chosen to display), and Favorite YouTube Videos and personal Uploads .. and it had a Message service where people could send each other personal messages and share videos. It was great. Then Google started to fuck it up more and more with more and more restrictions.And despite the YouTube community repeatedly trying to stop the changes, Google simply ENFORCED them. The personal page was done away with .. and so many other things. Then they even done away with YouTubers being able to send personal messages to each other ! And the latest one is all this ‘Age Restricted’ stuff ! I am more than of mature age (lol) to watch anything ! (and they have my date of birth anyway) . so all this ‘age restriction’ is nothing to do with age ! It is simply to force personal details out of people ! But NO WAY will a Video site get my ID or my Bank Details !! F-off Google ! Yeah they’re an Internet Giant (so far) but for all their crap, there will always be smarter people who find new ways to bypass their restrictions and ways.!

  35. my youtube account is 15 years old and has been connected to my even older mail since the beginning and im 30… this is fine 🙂

    1. Account being X years old does not matter to them.
      You still have to use a picture of the ID or a credit card.

      As for that guy with the “missclick” and you are subbed to YT premium. Ever heard of setting your card balance to 0 for online purchases and only switch it on when you actually use the card to buy online ? There’s a reason why you have internet banking options.

  36. At the moment, the Youtube Downloader website yt1s.com does the trick for me – it even does really long videos. (I’m currently downloading a 3.5 h long Critical Role game session that had been age-locked because I guess the sponsor got all pearl-clutchy about the swearing? Conversion to 360p produced an error with this video file, but the basic mp4 download option seems to work.)

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