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How to turn Safe Search on or off on Google
Safe Search is one of the options Google gives you to hide explicit content. Built into the search engine, Safe Search is a function you can toggle on or off within search settings. Let’s go over how to turn Safe Search on or off on Google.
To turn Safe Search off on Google, launch the Google app. Tap your profile picture in the top right, then select Settings > Hide explicit results > Safe Search. The slider here will allow you to toggle the function on or off.
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How to turn Safe Search on or off on Google (desktop)
- In your desktop browser, go to Google.com and click Settings.
- From the subsequent pop-up, click Search settings.
- At the top of Search Settings, you will see a checkbox next to Turn on SafeSearch. If it’s empty, click it to enable the function; if it has a checkmark, click it to turn it off.
- Scroll down and click Save.
How to turn Safe Search on or off on Google (mobile)
Turning Safe Search off on your mobile device works a little bit differently. If you own an Android device, it simply involves swiping over to the Google tab on the home screen.
- Open the Google app on your device.
- Tap your profile picture in the top right.
- Tap Settings.
- Within Settings, tap Hide explicit results.
- Within Hide explicit results, tap the Safe Search slider to toggle the function on or off.