Discord blocks NSFW servers on iPhone and iPad

Discord NSFW servers are being blocked on iPhone and iPad. This the main highlight in a large push for Discord server owners and mods to correctly apply NSFW gates to channels that host mature content.

Why are Discord NSFW servers blocked on iPhone and iPad?

Why are Discord NSFW servers blocked on iOS

Discord NSFW servers are blocked on iPhone and iPad seemingly due to Apple cracking down on adult content.

While Discord hasn’t mentioned it specifically in its announcement of the NSFW server lockdown, the special treatment for iOS devices implies that Apple has become involved and is forcing changes.

The official statement ducks around the “why” and just states the new rules:

Additionally, users on the iOS platform (including those aged 18+) will be blocked from joining and accessing NSFW servers. Only NSFW server owners and moderators will be allowed to view and manage these servers on iOS. All other users will still be able to join and access NSFW servers on the desktop and web versions of Discord.

iOS users await confirmation on the exact reason for the NSFW servers being blocked. Regardless, effective immediately, those using an iPhone or iPad to visit servers hosting adult content will now see the message: “NSFW servers are blocked on the iOS platform.”

Only NSFW server owners and moderators will be allowed to view and manage their servers. Anyone else will see the above message and padlock icon.

Those wondering how to view Discord NSFW servers on mobile in 2021 will now have to turn to Android. That platform now enjoys exclusivity for on-the-go adult content.

In other bad news for Apple users, Fortnite continues to get significant updates across all other supported platforms. With Epic and Apple still locked in battle, the iOS Fortnite experience is remains stuck in limbo.

To help get over the NSFW server ban, why not expand the iOS gaming catalog by downloading a Game Boy emulator. Heck, there’s even an N64 emulator that works well on the latest Apple processors.