How to Change Google Safe Search Settings

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How can you change Google SafeSearch settings and turn it on or off? Google search may be set to Safe Search on or off in your browser. However, many times you might find that you wish to change Safe Search settings to on or off. So how can you tweak Google search settings?

While it would seem the settings option should be well placed and easy to locate, sometimes it may be difficult to find. If you visit the page, the settings link does appear at the bottom of the window.

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However, if you are on a Google search results page, the gears icon is well recognized and there are easy options to find the “Search Setting” as well as one click options to “Turn off Safe Search” or “Turn on Safe Search” as per your current setting.

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Strangely whenever you visit the Google search page which loads by default in the Chrome browser, and are you are logged in, there seems to be no link to edit the Google search settings.

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This happens most frequently as you continue to use the Chrome homepage as the search box by default.

Change Google Safe Search Link

If you do not see or cannot find the Settings link – simply head to

This is a direct link to edit safesearch preferences and many other Google search preferences too (like display 100 search results!).

change safesearch settings

Simply click on the checkbox to “Filter explicit results” and your safe search is turned on. Now it will block adult related content from your search results and a more kid-safe search experience. If you uncheck the checkbox and safe search will be turned off – now all types of unfiltered adult content might appear in the search results.

You also have the option to lock safesearch (will ask for your Google account login) and then users cannot change the safe search settings. Its a good idea to Lock Safe Search to protect children online from viewing unwanted explicit content.

Here is more information about how to change Bing Safe Search preferences.

11 comments on “How to Change Google Safe Search Settings

  1. Debarpan says:

    This is pretty easy to use google safe search..anyway thanks sir.

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  3. Thanks for the info man!!

  4. omer faruk says:

    I any time search Google so this way help me. Thanks.

  5. Really a good post.. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you sir , good tips. I’ve been following this blog for quite a while and your articles are very good. I’am a blogger too and i apreciate your work knowing how hard is to build a good and helpfull article.

  7. arifa says:

    Really a good post.. your articles are very good. I’am a blogger too and i apreciate your work knowing how hardis to build a good and helpfull article.

  8. paridhi says:

    Google is a very helpful search engine optimization and it makes all the queries easy.
    Thanks for sharing


  9. paridhi says:

    whenever i don’t get the good information about my topic then i always search in Google and it gives the best to best result. so Google is very helpful and safe search engine.

    Thank for sharing

  10. marym says:

    Who do you write for — readers or browsers? It is important to know your audience’s reading habits so you can dish out the kind of posts that they’ll enjoy digesting.

  11. Anis says:

    Thank for a good and helpful information.

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