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How to Access Age-Restricted Servers on Discord

Are you unable to access an age-restricted server on Discord?

This typically happens when you try to access an NSFW Discord server on an iPhone/iOS device.

This is because the Discord iOS app’s age rating has been changed from 12+ to 17+.

Consequently, iOS devices with content restrictions might not be able to access age-restricted servers on the app.

The age rating was updated upon Apple’s request.

If you’re 18 or above, you can control your content and privacy restrictions.

However, if you’re below 18, you might need parental approval to make the change.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to bypass or access age-restricted servers on Discord on iPhone/iOS devices.

How to access age-restricted servers on Discord

To access age-restricted servers on Discord, you need to enable “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” on the desktop version of Discord.

After you’ve allowed access to age-restricted servers, you’ll be able to access age-restricted servers on the Discord app.

Keep in mind that you can only change this setting on the desktop version of Discord.

You won’t be able to change it on the Discord mobile app because it does not have that option.

By default, the “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” feature will be disabled, so you have to enable it.

Lastly, you need to force-close the Discord app and re-open it for the changes to work.

1. Click on the gear icon on the desktop version of Discord

The first step is to open the desktop version of Discord on your computer.

You won’t be able to allow access to age-restricted servers on the Discord mobile app.

If you haven’t downloaded Discord on your computer yet, you can do so here: https://discord.com/download.

Once you’ve downloaded Discord, open it and log in to your account.

On the Discord client, you need to go to your User Settings.

To do so, click on the gear icon next to your Discord username on the left sidebar.

2. Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS

How to access age-restricted servers on Discord

After you’ve clicked on the gear icon, you’ll land on the “My Account” settings.

On the left sidebar, you’ll see multiple settings.

This includes “My Account”, “User Profile”, “Authorized Apps”, and more.

To control your content and privacy restrictions, you need to click on “Privacy & Safety”.

On the “Privacy & Safety” settings, you’ll be able to control your direct message settings, server privacy defaults, who can add you as a friend, and more.

Under “Server Privacy Defaults”, you’ll see an “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” option.

By default, the option is disabled, so you need to enable it.

Enable “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” and close the page.

If you’re under the age of 18, you might need parental approval to make the change.

Lastly, force-close the Discord mobile app on your iOS device and re-open it.

When you re-open Discord, you will be able to access age-restricted/NSFW servers!

How do I bypass the age restriction on Discord?

To bypass the age restriction on Discord, you need to set your age to 18 years old or above.

Alternatively, you can allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS.

You can do it on the desktop version of Discord via the “Privacy & Safety” setting.

After you’ve enabled “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS”, make sure to force-close the Discord app and re-open it for the change to be applied.

If you’ve accidentally set your age to under 18, you can change it by submitting a request.

What are age-restricted Discord servers?

Age-restricted Discord servers are servers that contain adult content.

Server owners are required to mark channels that contain adult content as “NSFW” by adding an age-restricted gate.

If the majority of the server contains age-restricted content, it must be classified as age-restricted.

Accessing these servers can only be done if you’re 18 or above.

In addition, you need to enable the “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” option via the “Privacy & Safety” setting.

Conclusion

If you’re over the age of 18 and you’re locked out of an age-restricted Discord server, you can submit an appeal here: https://dis.gd/request.

Select “Appeals, age update, other questions” followed by “Update my age information”.

You’ll also need to provide your email address, phone number, and date of birth.

Make sure to use the email address that is linked to your Discord account.

You then need to take a photo of yourself holding an ID and a piece of paper that shows your full Discord tag.

A full Discord tag includes your username and the last 4 digits following it (e.g. Wumpus#1234).

Lastly, you need to wait for Discord’s response via email.

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