"This video is restricted. Try signing in with a G Suite account." from a few YouTube videos in iPhone's iOS Safari web browser app.

antdude

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In an old iPhone 6+ (iOS v12.4.6)'s Safari web browser app, some YouTube videos (example:
; embedded and directly on youtube.com's web site) show "This video is restricted. Try signing in with a G Suite account." I don't have an account and these videos are public to anyone. Something is blocked to show it. for a few screen (shot/capture)s.

If I disable AdGuard Pro v2.1.2(173)'s Privacy, then it works fine. I tried disabling its Safari content blockers, but that didn't help. I tried setting DNS Settings to use "System Default" from AdGuard Family Protection (doesn't matter if it is regular or encryption), but that didn't help. I switched to "Google Public DNS" and it worked. I'm going to guess it is AdGuard's DNS servers are causing it, but I don't see anything in AdGuard Pro's logs showing what is blocking YouTube videos to show this error. I see it on a few YouTube videos like my church's embedded YouTube videos in my iPhone. :(

Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. :)
 

Dibdob

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Adguard family protection automatically turns on Google safesearch, and this in turn blocks some YouTube videos that have been flagged as inappropriate for children (correctly or not).

I'm afraid there's no way around this, except to use another DNS server. You can use something like OpenDNS Family Shield, which will block adult websites but won't activate safesearch, allowing you to watch all YouTube videos. However you will forego ad blocking at the DNS level, as OpenDNS doesn't block ads.

If you don't care about adult site blocking but want ad blocking at DNS level, chooses the normal Adguard DNS server (without family protection), and you'll be able to access adult websites and videos but retain ad blocking at DNS level.

Note that this only affects blocking at DNS level, as ad blocking will still work with Safari filters and DNS Privacy subscriptions, no matter what DNS server you choose.
 
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antdude

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Adguard family protection automatically turns on Google safesearch, and this in turn blocks some YouTube videos that have been flagged as inappropriate for children (correctly or not).

I'm afraid there's no way around this, except to use another DNS server. You can use something like OpenDNS Family Shield, which will block adult websites but won't activate safesearch, allowing you to watch all YouTube videos. However you will forego ad blocking at the DNS level, as OpenDNS doesn't block ads.

If you don't care about adult site blocking but want ad blocking at DNS level, chooses the normal Adguard DNS server (without family protection), and you'll be able to access adult websites and videos but retain ad blocking at DNS level.

Note that this only affects blocking at DNS level, as ad blocking will still work with Safari filters and DNS Privacy subscriptions, no matter what DNS server you choose.
Thanks. I still want security, privacy, no porn (non porn adult sites are OK), no malwares, no ads, etc. I guess I will use regular Adguard DNS for now.
 
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