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How to Access Age-Restricted Servers on Discord

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If you’ve been scratching your head wondering why you can’t join some Discord servers on your iPhone or iOS device, especially those labeled as NSFW (Not Safe For Work), you’re not alone. This can be super confusing, right?

Here’s the scoop: The Discord app on iOS devices recently had its age rating bumped up from 12+ to 17+. This change came about because Apple, the big company behind all those iPhones and iPads, asked for it. What does this mean for you? Well, if your iPhone has certain content restrictions set up (like those often used to keep younger users safe), you might find yourself locked out of age-restricted servers on Discord.

Now, if you’re 18 or older, you’ve got the power to tweak your iPhone’s content and privacy settings. This could help you access those elusive servers. But if you’re younger than 18, things get a bit trickier. You might need to chat with your parents or guardians to get permission to make these changes.

Don’t worry, though, because I’m here to guide you through this! In this post, I’m going to walk you through how to bypass or access those tricky age-restricted servers on Discord using your iPhone or other iOS devices. Ready to dive in? Let’s get started!

How to access age-restricted servers on Discord

1. Start with Discord on Your Computer

First things first, let’s get you set up on Discord’s desktop version. You can’t make this change on your phone’s app, so you’ll need to hop onto your computer or laptop. Don’t have Discord there yet? No problem! You can download it easily at Once it’s installed, open it up and log into your account. Ready? Great!

2. Find Your Way to User Settings

Now, you’ll see your Discord username at the bottom left of the screen, right next to a little gear icon. That’s your User Settings. Give that gear icon a click to dive into the settings menu.

Unlocking Age-Restricted Servers

3. Navigate to ‘Privacy & Safety’

In the settings menu, you’ll see a bunch of options on the left side. Look for one that says “Privacy & Safety” – that’s where you need to go. Click on it!

4. Enable Age-Restricted Server Access

Once you’re in the “Privacy & Safety” section, scroll down until you find the option “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS”. By default, this is turned off. You’ll need to switch it on. Remember, if you’re under 18, you might need your parents’ permission for this.

5. Restart the Discord App on Your iPhone

After enabling the setting, it’s time to make sure the changes take effect. Go to your iPhone, and force-close the Discord app. How do you do that? Double-click the home button and swipe the Discord app away. Then, reopen the app.

Now, when you open Discord on your iPhone, you should be able to join those previously inaccessible age-restricted servers. Enjoy exploring new communities, but always remember to surf safely and responsibly! 🎉📱

How do I bypass the age restriction on Discord?

1. Adjust Your Age Settings

The easiest way to bypass age restrictions on Discord is by setting your age to 18 years or older in your profile settings. Just a heads-up, though: Discord takes honesty seriously, so make sure you’re truthful about your age!

2. Enable Age-Restricted Server Access on iOS

As we discussed earlier, you can allow access to age-restricted servers on your iPhone. This setting is adjusted in the Discord desktop app. Just go to the “Privacy & Safety” section and enable the “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” option.

3. Restart Discord on Your iPhone

After making the change, remember to force-close and then reopen the Discord app on your iPhone to ensure the changes take effect.

What If Your Age Is Set Incorrectly?

Fixing a Mistake in Age Settings

  • Submit a Request to Discord: If you’ve accidentally set your age to under 18 and need to correct it, you’ll need to contact Discord. You can submit a request to them for changing your age. Keep in mind that they may require some form of identification to verify your actual age.

What are age-restricted Discord servers?

1. Adult Content is Key

Age-restricted Discord servers are special kinds of servers that contain adult content. This could be anything that’s not suitable for younger audiences, like mature discussions, explicit language, or graphic images.

2. The NSFW Tag

Server owners must label any channel that contains adult content as “NSFW” (Not Safe For Work). This tag automatically adds an age restriction to the channel, making it accessible only to users who are confirmed to be 18 or older.

3. Whole Server Age Restriction

Sometimes, if a server is mostly filled with adult content, the entire server gets categorized as age-restricted. This means you’ll need to be 18 or over to join the server and see its content.

How Can You Access These Servers?

Joining Age-Restricted Servers

  • Age Requirement: To access these servers, you must be at least 18 years old. Discord will verify your age based on the information in your profile.
  • Enabling Access on iOS: If you’re using an iPhone or another iOS device, you’ll need to turn on the “Allow access to age-restricted servers on iOS” option. This is found in the “Privacy & Safety” settings of Discord’s desktop version.

Final Words

If you’re 18 or over and still finding yourself unable to access age-restricted servers on Discord, don’t worry! There’s a way to appeal and get this sorted out.

1. Starting Your Appeal

  • Select the Right Category: On the Discord support page, choose “Appeals, age update, other questions” and then click on “Update my age information”.
  • Provide Your Details: You’ll need to enter your email address, phone number, and date of birth. Make sure to use the same email that’s linked to your Discord account. Consistency is key here!

2. The Photo Evidence

  • Take a Clear Picture: Grab your ID and a piece of paper. Write down your full Discord tag (that’s your username plus the last four digits, like Arsal#5555) on the paper.
  • Snap a Photo: Hold your ID and the paper with your Discord tag, and take a clear photo of yourself holding both. This is for Discord to verify your age and identity.

3. The Waiting Game

  • Submit and Wait: Once you’ve sent your appeal with the photo, all that’s left to do is wait for Discord’s response. They might take a little time, so patience is key.

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