How To Use "Take A Break" Reminder In Youtube On Iphone And Android

Do you often go on a long YouTube video watching spree and forget to stay in sync with other work? If yes, you would really appreciate this all-new feature! You can use YouTube’s “Take a break” reminder to ping you at certain intervals.

Currently, YouTube lets you set break reminder for every 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 minutes. Keep in mind, this feature is exclusive for iPhone and Android smartphones. Hence, you can’t use it on your iPad or other tablet and even on the web.

How to Use “Remind Me to Take a Break” in YouTube on iPhone

Another notable thing worth mentioning up front is that your reminder timer will be automatically paused if you pause or exit a video. Besides, the timer will be reset if you log out, leave the app, switch account or pause the video for more than 30 minutes.

Step #1. Launch YouTube on your iOS device.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

Step #2. Now, tap on your profile and select Settings.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

Step #3. Next, tap on Remind me to take a break.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

Step #4. Next up, you need to select a reminder frequency from every 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 minutes.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

How to Turn On “Take a break” Reminder in YouTube on Android

Step #1. Launch YouTube on your Android device.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

Step #2. Now, tap on your profile and select Settings.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

Step #3. Tap on General → Next, tap on Remind me to take a break.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and AndroidStep #4. Next up, you need to select a reminder frequency.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

Moving on, whenever you reach your “self-imposed time limit” while watching videos, YouTube will alert you to take a break. Once, you see the alert, you can tap on the settings to adjust the interval time or dismiss it to continue watching a video.

How to Use "Take a break" Reminder in YouTube on iPhone and Android

That’s pretty much it!

Have your say

Introduced at Google I/O 2018, this can be a very helpful feature for the folks who watch YouTube videos for hours. Let me know what you think of it down below in the comments.

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