How to turn off Google SafeSearch to see mature search results




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How to turn off Google SafeSearch to see mature search results
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Google’s SafeSearch is intended to remove explicit content from the technology platform’s search results, which attempts to make the search engine a safe place for all ages.

How to turn off Google SafeSearch to see mature search results

(Photo: Photo by Leon Neal / Getty Images)
In this photo illustration, a fingerprint is displayed on a mobile phone while the Google logo is displayed on a computer screen on August 9, 2017 in London, England. Founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google now manufactures hundreds of products used by billions of people around the world, from YouTube and Android to Smartbox and Google Search.

Google Safe Search

According to the Google Support website, the SafeSearch filter essentially prevents its users from seeing any explicit content in their results, which could be ideal for children and in conservative workplaces.

To be precise, Google categorizes a few things as explicit content, such as pornography, gore, and violence, among other related topics.

The search engine giant clarified that the SafeSearch function is limited to Google search.

So if you use its competing platforms, like Microsoft’s DuckDuckGo or Bing privacy-focused alternative, Google’s SafeSearch won’t be available there. However, other search engines also offer a similar function.

Going back to Google’s SafeSearch feature, it is enabled by default for some users. This comes even though they are already old enough to see explicit content. Thus, some would find filtering search results unnecessary, limiting the results of their account.

With that said, here’s how to turn off or turn off Google SafeSearch, right from your desktop or mobile smartphone in a few simple, straightforward steps.

After that, expect your Google search results to be free from explicit content filtering, which helps you get more relevant results when it comes to mature content.

According to HowtoGeek, it should be noted that if ever you have ever disabled SafeSearch on your Google account, then it will sync with all your devices logged into the same account.

How to turn off Google SafeSearch from the desktop

Without further ado, here’s how to ditch the Google SafeSearch filtering from your desktop.

  • Open your favorite web browser from your computer.
  • Go to the Google website.
  • Then click on the Settings button located in the lower right corner.
  • After which, select the Search Settings option.
  • From there, navigate to the SafeSearch Filters section.
  • Then uncheck the “Enable SafeSearch” option to disable it.
  • Scroll down and click on the Save option at the bottom of the page.
  • You should see a prompt saying “Your preferences have been saved”.
  • After which, click on OK.

That’s it. Google’s SafeSearch filtering feature should be turned off on all your devices. As such, your search results going forward should even include content that the search engine giant considers self-explanatory.

Also read: Google and Facebook sued by over 200 newspapers for allegedly grabbing ad revenue

How to deactivate Google SafeSearch from a mobile

On the other hand, smartphone users could also get rid of SafeSearch filtering from their Google accounts.

How to turn off Google SafeSearch to see mature search results

(Photo: DENIS CHARLET / AFP via Getty Images)
A photo taken on August 28, 2019 shows the application of the Google logo of the American multinational technology and internet services company Amazon displayed on a tablet in Lille.

  • Open your web browser from your iPhone or Android device.
  • Then go to the Google site.
  • Tap the Settings option.
  • From there, select the search parameters.
  • Scroll down to the “SafeSearch Filters” section.
  • Then activate “Show explicit results”.
  • Finally, select Save.

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