How to Turn On YouTube’s New Reminder Feature on Android and iOS Smartphones

While a healthy dose of smartphone usage is always productive and keeps you up to date on all your tasks, every one of us has found ourselves wasting away hours and hours on our mobile phones from time to time. To prevent this, YouTube has brought a new update to its application which will allow the users to set a reminder within the app itself which will urge them to stop using the YouTube app in set interval and frequency. Even though every one of us has tried to say conscious of our smartphone usage, there are some videos which keep us hooked constantly and we find ourselves helpless from quitting the binge-watching of videos. If you find yourself in a similar situation, there’s finally an update from Google for the YouTube app to your rescue. Below we have outlined the steps how you can turn on the break reminder on the YouTube application.

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  1. In the YouTube application, go and tap on the profile icon which is at the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Go to Account page from the menu and then tap on the Settings button.
  3. Switch to General settings, which is the option on top of the list.
  4. Here, tap on the option of ‘Remind me to take a break’ to enable the break reminder.

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In the settings, you’ll also get to tweak the frequency of the break reminder. Users will have the option to remind themselves every 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 minutes whenever they are watching videos consecutively. When the pop-up reminder appears on screen, users will have the option of dismissing it and going to the settings, where they will be able to change the frequency of the break reminder further.

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Prithvi
May 17, 2018 10:36 am 10:36 AM

Nice – I had enquired with youtube about this feature months or a year ago. Good!

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