How To Bypass YouTube Age Restriction

April 25, 2013

While for the most part YouTube videos have an age restriction for a good reason, from time to time there is a video that might be incorrectly flagged. If your YouTube account isn’t set to 18+, you’re out of luck…or are you?

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There’s several simple ways to bypass this. My way of choice is by getting the embed code. Simply click “share”. You’ll get a window looking like this:

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Then click “embed”. Copy the video embedding code. Or you can just copy the link it’s embedding, in this case Open that in a new tab and it’ll play full screen.

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But what if you don’t want it full screen, you want it in the normal viewing dimensions? Go to, a realtime HTML editor. Simply paste the video’s embedding code into the box.

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The video will then appear. Adjust the frame, then click play!

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The full video will then play perfectly fine.

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5 Responses to How To Bypass YouTube Age Restriction

  1. April 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Wow! Isn’t that amazing kids? You can watch all these bad videos, now. Thanks, Devin. I’m going to do this all the time!

    • All73
      June 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      ^ sounding so sarcastic. >:O

  2. April 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Dude, instead of ALL that, just replace the “watch?v=” in the link with “/v/”
    After :

    It will come in full sccreen!

    • Anonymous
      December 27, 2013 at 5:07 am

      That actually works quite nicely, thank you for that.

  3. July 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Thanks but there is much easier method. Simply add nsfw in front of protected video:



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