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How to Fix “This server’s content is unavailable on iOS” on Discord

Are you getting a “This server’s content is unavailable on iOS” error on Discord?

Here’s another error message, “Age-restricted servers are blocked on the iOS platform per App Store guidelines”.

Here’s the final part of the error message, “Visit our Help Center to learn more”.

If you’re getting these error messages, it means that you’re using an iOS device with disallowed access to age-restricted servers.

As a result, you won’t be able to view Discord servers with adult content.

This does not happen to Android devices because the Google Play Store has less strict guidelines.

In this guide, you’ll learn why you can’t join NSFW Discord servers on iOS and how to fix “This server’s content is unavailable on iOS”.

Why can’t I join NSFW Discord servers on iOS?

Discord Apple App Store Age Rating Change

You can’t join NSFW servers on Discord iOS because of the App Store guidelines.

On March 22, 2021, the age rating of Discord’s iOS app increased from 12+ to 17+.

As a result, iOS devices with content restrictions may not be able to access specific Discord servers.

For example, if you’ve joined an NSFW server on the desktop version of Discord, you won’t be able to access it on the Discord iOS app.

The age rating update is done because of Apple’s request.

Discord works hard to create controls and policies to prevent minors from seeing inappropriate content.

If you’re using an Android device or the desktop version of Discord, this change won’t affect you.

How to Fix “This server’s content is unavailable on iOS” on Discord

This server's content is unavailable on iOS Discord

To fix “This server’s content is unavailable on iOS” on Discord, you need to allow access to age-restricted servers.

You can only do this on the desktop version of Discord.

You can’t do this on the Discord mobile app because there isn’t a feature for it.

The ability to change your age-restricted settings is from the desktop version of Discord.

From there, you need to navigate to your privacy and safety settings.

You can do this by clicking on the gear icon followed by “Privacy & Safety”.

Lastly, enable “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS”.

After you’ve enabled it, you need to force close the Discord iOS app and re-open it for the setting to work.

1. Go to your user settings

The first step is to open the desktop version of Discord and go to your settings.

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

Once you’re on the Discord website, click on “Download for Windows” to download Discord for Windows.

Open Discord after it’s downloaded, log in to your account, and click on the gear icon.

Keep in mind that this only works on the desktop version of Discord.

You cannot allow access to age-restricted servers on the Discord mobile app.

2. Allow access to age-restricted servers

Discord NSFW iOS

After you’ve clicked on the gear icon, you’ll land on your account settings.

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

This includes “My Account”, “User Profile”, “Privacy & Safety”, and more.

Now, you need to click on “Privacy & Safety” to go to your privacy and safety settings.

Once you’re on your privacy and safety settings, you’ll see a “Server Privacy Defaults” section.

In the section, you’ll see an “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” option.

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

Click on the switch to enable “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS”.

This will allow you to view servers for users aged 18+ on iOS devices after you’ve joined them on the desktop version of Discord.

Lastly, force close the Discord mobile app and re-open it to apply the change.

To force close Discord, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and swipe up the Discord app.

Because you’ve allowed access to age-restricted servers, the “This server’s content is unavailable on iOS” on Discord will be gone.

Conclusion

Discord requires servers that have adult content to be age-restricted.

This means that only users aged 18 or above can access these servers.

As a server owner, you can set specific channels to 18+ by adding an age-restricted gate.

You can also restrict your entire server if it primarily contains adult content,

The App Store guidelines are typically stricter than the Google Play Store guidelines.

The age rating update only affects iOS devices.

Hence, if you’re using an Android device, you’ll still have access to every server even if you’re using the Discord mobile app.

However, if you’ve set your age to below 18, you need to contact Discord by submitting a request to change your age.

This is because users below the age of 18 cannot access age-restricted servers.

 If you want to learn more about the best practices on safety on Discord, you can visit this link: https://discord.com/safety.

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