Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking site. It allows its users to have access to various blogs of others and create their own content. Tumblr has many users and various content. According to that some of the content is NSFW and there is a safe mode. Users have wondered how to turn off safe mode on Tumblr.
Why Can’t I See NFSW Content?
Tumblr has a safe mode by default and no matter what it will be turned on when you first sign in to your account. If you want to turn off the safe mode you have to do it manually.
Guide to Turn Off Safe Mode on Tumblr
It is pretty simple to turn off safe mode on Tumblr Web. However, it might be quite complicated on mobile.
We will explain how to turn off safe mode on Tumblr both on the web and mobile. First, let’s take a look at how we can do it on the Tumblr website.
Turn Off Safe Mode on Tumblr Website
Turning off safe mode on the web is very simple, you can follow the steps below;
- Sign in to your account and click on the ‘Account’ image on the right side of the header.
- There will pop up a menu, click on ‘Settings.’
- In the ‘Settings’ go-to ‘Filtering’ section, there you will see a switch for Safe Mode.
- Click on the switch and it will turn gray. Now your Safe Mode is off.
As you can see it is pretty simple. After following these steps you can have access to content that has been determined as not safe for work. Tumblr will save this adjustment, so you do not have to turn off safe mode all the time.
Keep in mind that when you are logged out, you lose access to NSFW content.
Now let’s take a look at how to turn off safe mode on mobile devices.
Turn Off Safe Mode on iOS
Users are not able to turn off safe mode from the Tumblr app in IOS. Interestingly, you have to do it from the mobile settings.
Here are the step to turn off safe mode on ios systems;
- Go to your phone settings and select the Tumblr app.
- Go to Tumblr settings and you will see that Safe Mode is on.
- Tap on the ‘On’ button and you will access a menu, there will be three choices.
- Select ‘Don’t hide anything’ from the choices.
- Restart the Tumblr app.
Now you can have access to NSFW content. Your adjustments will be saved.
Turn Off Safe Mode on Android
Turning off safe mode on Android devices is easier than on iOS. Android devices let you turn off safe mode directly inside the app.
Here are the steps to turn off safe mode on Android devices;
- Open the Tumblr app and then tap on the ‘Account’ icon.
- Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon which resembles a gear.
- Tap on ‘General Settings’ and choose ‘Filtering.’
- In the ‘Filtering’ section you will see a switch like on the web version, tap and it will turn gray.
Now you can view NSFW content on your Android device. Your adjustments will be saved and you will not have to turn off safe mode again.
Keep in mind that, if you are using Tumblr on more than one device, you have to do this separately. Tumblr settings will not sync among different devices.
We have covered how to turn off safe mode on Tumblr on the web and mobile. But these are the adjustments if you have an account. If you do not have a Tumblr account you can still view NFSW content.
Now we will tell you how to view NSFW content without having an account on Tumblr.
How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Tumblr Without an Account
If you do not want to sign in to Tumblr, there are still ways to disable the safe mode.
Let’s take a look at some of the websites that will allow you to view NSFW content on Tumblr.
Tumblr NSFW Update
In December 2018, Tumblr has banned all NSFW content due to an issue with the App Store. App Store removed Tumblr from its services because it had abusive content regarding children.
To restore this issue, Tumblr decided to remove NSFW content for good. This way they can offer a more all-around service.
Fortunately, it is still possible to see the NSFW content on Tumblr but from other platforms.
After Tumblr banned the NSFW content, other alternative social platforms have risen and started to include the NSFW content on Tumblr. They also welcome newcomers from Tumblr.
Here are some of these social platforms;
These social platforms have the style of Tumblr excluding Dreamwidth. It is possible to see the things you cannot see on Tumblr on these platforms. Especially newTumbl resembles Tumblr and it is actually older than the ban.
Visit newTumbl from https://newtumbl.com/.
Since there is no NSFW content on Tumblr, it is no longer possible to adjust filtering settings. With the NSFW update of Tumblr, it is not possible to see sensitive content.
To go to any archive on a Tumblr account, just add ‘/archive’ at the end of the account’s URL.
Although it was possible to turn off safe mode on Tumblr through various ways and devices, it is now banned permanently.
Yet there are alternative social platforms that you can see the NSFW content and they gained interest after this ban.