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How to Turn Off Age Restriction on TikTok

How to Turn Off Age Restriction on TikTok

If you’re under 18 years of age, you can’t watch age-restricted videos on TikTok and can’t disable the Restricted Mode. If you’re over 18 and entered your birthday incorrectly when signing up, the only way to fix this is to contact TikTok directly and show proof of your age. Another way is to create a new account from scratch with the fake birthday. Let’s cover several ways to bypass the age restriction on TikTok that’ll help you view and download age-restricted content.

How to Disable Age Restriction on TikTok If You’re Over 18

The easiest way to get rid of the age restriction is to disable the Restricted Mode. The drawback here is that you have to be more than 18. If you are, follow these steps:

  1. Open the TikTok mobile app.

  2. Tap on the profile icon in the lower-right corner to visit your profile.

  3. Tap on the menu icon that looks like three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner to reveal the menu options.

  4. Within the menu, select "Settings and privacy," which is the last option at the bottom of the list alongside a gear icon.

  5. Scroll down to find "Content preferences" located under the "Content & Display" header, and tap on it. This option is marked by an icon resembling a video camera.

  6. Within "Content preferences," tap on "Restricted Mode," which is the second option listed. If Restricted Mode is active, it will indicate "On" next to this option.

  7. To disable Restricted Mode, tap on "Turn off."

  1. You will then be prompted to enter your 4-digit passcode, which you created when activating Restricted Mode. Input your passcode to proceed. If you've forgotten your passcode, tap "Forgot Passcode?" in the center of the screen and follow the instructions to reset it via text or email.

  2. Tap "Next," which is another red button at the bottom, to confirm disabling Restricted Mode.

Once completed, mature content will no longer be restricted on your TikTok account.

Change Your Age to Turn Off Age Restriction on TikTok

To fix an incorrect birthday on your TikTok account, you'll need to reach out to the TikTok customer service for assistance.

Word of caution: Providing false information about your age, however, can lead to permanent account suspension, so only proceed if you're genuinely over 18 in order not to risk your entire account!

Opening the TikTok app and then, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on the profile icon located in the lower-right corner to access your profile.

  2. Next, tap the burger menu icon in the upper-right corner to display the menu options.

  3. Select "Settings and privacy," the last option at the bottom of the menu (gear icon).

  4. Scroll down and tap on "Report a problem," positioned near the bottom of the Settings and privacy menu under "Support & About."

  5. Choose "Account and profile" from the list of topics.

  6. Select "Editing profile" followed by "Other" if your issue doesn't fit any other available options.

  7. Tap "Need more help?" to send a message to TikTok support.

  8. Compose a brief message explaining the situation, stating that you accidentally entered your birthday incorrectly and wish to rectify it to remove restrictions on mature content. You can also attach a clear photo of your ID as proof of your age.

  9. Once the message is complete, tap "Submit" to send it to TikTok support.

If you're including a photo of your ID, ensure that your name and birthday are clearly visible. To attach the photo, select the camera icon within the "Report a problem" screen and choose the appropriate image. You can attach up to four photos.

To contact the TikTok support, visit this page.

Create New TikTok Account

Just as easy as it sounds. If none of the above options worked for some reason, you can always create a new account on TikTok and repeat the process.

Bonus: Download TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit in Bulk

With one of the ways above, you’ve surely fixed the age-restricted content issue on TikTok. If you wish to download it now, 4K Tokkit, a desktop TikTok content downloader and viewer, allows you to effortlessly save single TikTok videos as well as download them in a batch. With 4K Tokkit, you can save videos from entire TikTok accounts, save clips that have the same music or tagged with the same hashtag.

Besides, 4K Tokkit allows you to watch TikTok content that’s unavailable in your region—this is specifically helpful for countries where TikTok shows only local content and doesn’t feature creators from other countries, even if you specifically search for them. Apart from saving videos, 4K Tokkit can download users' avatars and download videos without a watermark.

Here’s how to view TikTok content without an account or app with 4K Tokkit:

1. Launch 4K Tokkit. It's available for macOS, Windows and Linux.

2. Enter the name of the TikTok account you want to download videos from, or a hashtag, or a music track.
Alternatively, you can just paste the link to your account.

Tip: If you want to download videos posted during a specific time period, click the settings button (located to the right of “Download”). The Download Options window will open. In the Date Range section, select the start and end dates.

3. Click the Download button.

That’s it! In a few minutes, all TikTok videos will be downloaded from the account to your computer.

Tip: With 4K Tokkit, you can also back up your own TikTok account by basically downloading it and have videos of your favourite creators automatically downloaded. You can also download private TikTok accounts and videos you or other users liked (but you need to log in for that).

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