How to Undo a SafeSearch Filter on the Android's YouTube App?

Written by mandy slake
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The SafeSearch function in the YouTube application on Android devices blocks some search results. If you try to search for a video with a title that trips the SafeSearch filter, the video will not show on the list of results. Most Android phones allow you to adjust the level of strictness in the YouTube SafeSearch filter or turn it off entirely.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the YouTube app on your phone.

  2. 2

    Click the "Menu" key and touch "Settings."

  3. 3

    Tap "SafeSearch filtering."

  4. 4

    Touch "Don't filter" to turn off SafeSearch.

Tips and warnings

  • Some carriers have disabled the ability to turn off SafeSearch. You can get around this restriction by using the YouTube app built into the Dolphin HD browser. Download Dolphin HD browser through the Android Market.

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