If you’re a millennial or Gen-Z, chances are you know Discord and spend a lot of time there. It has now become an indispensable part of the game industry, bringing together different players from all over the world.
The great thing about Discord is that it unites players on a global scale and gives users access to a free platform where they can come together and discuss all kinds of things about gaming.
Discord is known for its easy navigation, thanks to its simple user interface and layout. It doesn’t complicate things too much, which is reason enough for you to go ahead and sign up on the platform. But you will often encounter a few age-restricted Discord servers. Getting access to them can be a challenge.
This article takes a closer look at the age-restricted servers on Discord and what you can do to access them on your iPhone.
What are age-restricted servers on Discord?
The term age-related is enough of a giveaway as to what they mean. If a server is age-restricted, it means that the server is usually open to legal adults.
Given that the gaming niche can contain a range of NSFW content, including raw and unedited footage, it’s not surprising that Discord is extremely protective when it comes to the kind of users who can access these servers.
The age-restricted servers on Discord will only accept users who fall under the acceptable age range specified in their Community Guidelines. It can be something stable like 18+ or even 25+ if the content shared on the server is quite explicit.
If you don’t include your age in your discord profile, chances are you won’t be able to access the age-restricted servers.
How to access age-appropriate servers on Discord?
It’s in our human nature to want things we shouldn’t be able to access. The same goes for the age-restricted servers available on Discord.
Before you feel offended by the age restrictions, keep in mind that they are implemented to ensure the optimal safety of every user on the platform. It is entirely up to the operators of that individual server to decide who to grant access to and who not to.
When it comes to accessing age-restricted servers on Discord, there are restrictions. It is only accessible on Android and PC. So if you are an iOS user, you cannot access it.
For iOS users, users do not have direct access to the age-restricted Discord servers. But we have a trick up its sleeve that might help.
You need to activate certain content and server-related settings on Discord. Here’s what to do:
- Sign in to Discord from your desktop
- Go to the user settings in the discord app
- Next to the Discord username, tap the gear icon
- This will redirect you to the account settings
- From there, go to the Privacy & Security tab
- Below that you will find the default option Server Privacy
- Navigate until you find the “Allow access to age-appropriate servers on iOS”. Enable that feature.
- Once the option is enabled, force quit and reopen the app on your iOS device.
And that’s all you need to do to access the various age-appropriate services that run on Discord. Practice security with the content you interact with.