How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Tumblr

Tumblr is a pretty popular social network site that offers an uninterrupted stream of cool memes and GIFs. It’s a wonderful place for surfing some viral and trending stuff, furthermore, you can discover your interest and follow numerous people with a shared likeness. Considering an influx of wide variety of contents, Tumblr has deployed a new feature named ‘Tumblr Safe Mode’ to ensure that users are getting customized contents.

However, due to the enormous flow of NSFW (Not Safe for Work- those you would not like to view in public) content on this website, Tumblr has brought a new feature to filter out adult content that a user might not like to see in their view deliberately in their Tumblr dashboard. A feature called ‘Safe mode‘ automatically filters out all the fancy adult contents from your feed; moreover, it disallows you to access those spicy blogs purposefully.

Due to a dramatic increase in age-sensitive content and its free access by every group of audiences, Tumblr has made it mandatory for users to access some of the blogs. You may get a message like below snapshot if you try to access such content without a Tumblr account. Interestingly, you won’t be able to access these appetizing contents despite signing in to your account. As the wall of Safe mode will not let you access such contents before you turn it off.

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This feature turns on by default once you start browsing this website, and despite your consent to view such stuff, Tumblr won’t allow you to browse them before manually disable its Safe mode option. If you want to get rid of this annoying feature that blocks you from accessing tempting content, you are at the right place; we will help you turn off this feature in a few simple steps.

Please note, if you are below 18, the safe mode can not be turned off, Tumblr offers no exception as practically you have to wait until 18 to access those fanciful GIFs.

Let’s get Rid of Safe mode

Turn Off Tumblr Safe mode on PC

If you are browsing Tumblr directly through the web on your desktop, you can get the safe mode turned off in a few quick steps.

Step 1: Go ahead and log in to your Tumblr account, if you have already logged in, click on ‘My Account‘ icon.

Step 2: After clicking on the Account option, a few other options will show in a drop-down box, tap on ‘Settings.’

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Step 3: You will be welcomed with a few settings related to your generic account details. Scroll down (if options at the bottom are hidden) until you see ‘Filtering.’

Step 4: You can see a Safe Mode button is ‘turned on’ in front of Filtering, click on it ‘turn off’ Safe mode. Once you clicked on the button, the safe mode will be disabled and the setting will be saved.

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Yay! Now you have access to all of your favorite blogs without any restrictions!


Tumblr app is available on prominent mobile platforms, and if you use an Android-based mobile phone, you can turn the safe mode off using below quick steps.

Step 1: Sign in to your Tumblr account within the app

Step 2: Click on the Account icon.

Step 3: After clicking on the account, you will see three icons at the top right of the screen. Click on the ‘Setting‘ icon top right corner of the screen.


Step 4: Within the setting panel, you will see a few options, click on ‘General Settings’

Step 5: Click on the ‘Filtering‘ option at the bottom

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Step 6: Click on the radio button in front of ‘Safe mode‘ to turn off this feature.

Well done! You are all set.

iOS or iPad

Unlike its counterpart Android, iOS does not give the option to turn Safe mode off within the Tumblr app. Anyway, it’s just a few easy clicks!

Step 1: Open the main ‘Setting app‘ from the home screen of your iOS device. Search or scroll down and click on ‘Tumblr.’

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Step 2: On the next page, in the end, you will see ‘Safe Mode‘ currently showing ‘On,’ click on ‘On.’

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Step 3: On the subsequent page, you will see three options to manage the type of contents you would like to see in your Tumblr feed.
Click on ‘Don’t hide anything.’

Great Job, the restrictions to access those appealing contents are uplifted!

Note: It is important to know that if you use Tumblr on multiple devices, your safe mode settings will not update automatically for all of them. The settings of Tumblr does not sync across different devices despite the fact that you have logged in with the same account. There is no shortcut, and you have to follow the above simple steps to turn off safe mode on your devices separately.

Significance of Tumblr Safe Mode

It’s disappointing to getting block after a sensitive content warning while accessing an NSFW content. But, sometimes those beautiful GIFs can put you into an embarrassing situation. Tumblr wants you to give your consent before accessing any NSFW content, and Safe mode helps to make the browsing safe by blocking apparently sensitive contents from automatically appearing in your feed.

Besides, Tumblr allows you to easily turn off this feature if you want to willing to access these dreamy contents. You can navigate to your Tumblr account and turn Safe mode off in few clicks.

Utilize this feature to ensure safe browsing, and do let us know in comment section if you face any trouble while disabling Tumblr Safe Mode.

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