Are posts being hidden on your dashboard/search results?
As outlined in the official staff post, Tumblr has been updated with a feature called SAFE MODE. This hides explicit posts from appearing, which is great for those who want to use the mobile app in public and are worried about what others might see.
What you may not know is that SAFE MODE IS ON BY DEFAULT. This is why I wasn’t able to see some posts in the #reylo tag when browsing on my phone. You have to turn this OFF if you don’t want anything filtered out.
- To do that on the iPhone: Go to your Settings app, scroll down and tap Tumblr and then select “Don’t hide anything” (see pic below).
- On Android: Go to your Tumblr account settings and toggle it off (see pic below).
- On desktop, I found that the tiny padlock icon at the top-right corner of my search results does the trick. Make sure it is unlocked.
+ 21.06.2017 EDIT – In case ya’ll don’t see my reblog, I’ll paste it here:
For anyone still having issues with this (either the option is not in your settings or disabling it doesn’t work) then it might be due to your age. As the @staff post says: “If you’re under 18: You’re not able to turn off Safe Mode until you’re older.”
So far there is no way to get around this except to create a new Tumblr account altogether.
+ 22.06.2017 EDIT – Another way to disable safe mode on desktop is to go to your Account Settings, and scroll down to find this:
They’re still rolling this out though so this may not appear in your Account Settings page just yet. In the meantime, use the padlock method above.