How to Fix “Age Protected TikTok” Error?

by Khadija Anwar
2 minutes

Are you frustrated by the “Age Protected TikTok” error that’s keeping you from enjoying the fun? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back! In this quick guide, we’ll show you some simple steps to fix this annoying issue and get you back to scrolling, swiping, and sharing on TikTok in no time.

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Steps to fix the “Age Protected TikTok” error

Follow the below steps to fix your protected age error on TikTok.

Step 1:

Open your TikTok app and tap on the “Profile” icon in the bottom right corner of your mobile screen.

Step 2:

Tap on the “Hamburger” (three lines) icon. A drop-down menu will pop up. Tap on “Settings and privacy.”

Step 3:

Tap on “Content preferences” on the main settings page.

Step 4:

Tap on “Restricted Mode”. By default, it will be turned on.

Step 5:

Tap on “Turn off” at the bottom of your page.

That’s it; you have successfully fixed the protected error in TikTok.

Also Read: How to Change Email on TikTok Without Verification?


Why is my TikTok saying age protected?

When TikTok detects that a video’s content might be too graphic or mature for a user’s age, they’ll send a notification with a black screen. On this screen, a warning message will appear, stating “Post unavailable” and “This post is age protected” below it.

Why does TikTok think I’m a minor?

In 2021, TikTok reinforced its privacy measures. They made all accounts belonging to users under the age of 16 private and eliminated the option to modify your birth date within the app once it was initially set.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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