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With the latest update, YouTube launches a bedtime reminder feature for responsible watching. A feature that should help users to log off and “set times to be prompted to go to bed and better manage their sleep schedule.

In 2018, YouTube launched a suite of features to help users to manage time on YouTube, including setting a reminder to take a break. YouTube says since they introduced this feature, they’ve sent more than 3 billion take break reminders. So, expanding these time managing tools is quite logical.

How To Set A YouTube Bedtime Reminder On Android and iOS

Because this is a new feature, you should update the YouTube app on your phone to the latest version. Thankfully, setting a bedtime reminder on YouTube is quite easy.

Here is a video guide:


Or just follow these few steps:

STEP 1: Open the YouTube app.

STEP 2: Sign in to your YouTube account.

STEP 3: Open the Settings.

STEP 4: Tap on General.

STEP 5: Turn on the Remind me when it’s bedtime option, and then select a start/end time for the reminders.


Note: There is another way how to turn on bedtime reminders on YouTube. Tap on your profile picture and click on Time Watched.

You can easily snooze the bedtime reminder, with this action you will turn the reminder off for 10 additional minutes.

Important: If you want to finish your video before seeing the bedtime reminder, select Wait until I finish my video to show a reminder during setup.

YouTube Has Another Tools For To Manage Your Time

The bedtime reminder is just one of the tools that are designed to manage a user’s time on YouTube. Here’s a recap of other related features to help with your digital wellbeing:

  • Time watched profile
  • Take a break reminder
  • Scheduled notification digest
  • Disable notification sounds and vibrations


Every single person uses YouTube differently. Some of us use it to learn new things, while others use it when they need a laugh or to stay in touch with their favorite creators,” according to the YouTube team. “Whether you consider yourself a power user or just like watching videos from time to time, we want to help everyone better understand their tech usage, disconnect when needed, and create healthy habits. We hope all of these features help you do just that.


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