How To Set A Break Reminder On YouTube

Are you spending too much time watching videos on YouTube? Do you want to remind yourself to take a break after watching for periods of time? If that’s the case, you can set a reminder that alerts you every time you spend a specific amount of time watching on the app. Follow our guide below, and we’ll show you how to do so.


Since YouTube has millions of videos about different topics, it’s no surprise that there are people that spend too much time on the app daily. If watching videos on the app affects your sleep, work, or daily life, maybe it’s time to remind yourself to take a break every once in a while.

Thankfully, the YouTube mobile app has a feature that allows you to set reminders that alert you frequently when watching videos on the app. In this way, you’ll know when to take a break or stop watching videos for the day.

Here’s our guide about settings a reminder on YouTube.

How to set a reminder on YouTube to take a break

If you noticed that you’re watching too many YouTube videos every day for long periods, you can set an alert to remind you every once in a while to take a break. You can also set a reminder to let you know that it’s your bedtime and it’s time to sleep.

You can use the reminder option to manage your time on YouTube from their mobile app. Check our tutorial below, and we’ll show you the steps to use the reminder features on your account.

  1. Open the YouTube app on your phone and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap your profile icon on the top right corner.
  3. Select the “Time watched” option from the menu.

  4. Head to the “Tools to manage your YouTube time” section and toggle the “Remind me to take a break” option.

  5. Choose the frequency of the reminders and tap Done to apply the changes. YouTube will send you reminders every time you pass the set duration while watching videos on the app.

  6. Tap the “Remind me when it’s bedtime” option.
  7. Set a custom schedule or use your phone’s bedtime mode as the schedule.

  8. Tap Ok to apply the changes.

That’s how you set reminders for usage on the YouTube mobile app. Unfortunately, there’s no option to set these reminders on the web app.

Please note that these reminders will not stop you from watching YouTube videos from your phone. They only help you manage your time on the app.

To wrap it all up

With the help of the reminder option on YouTube, you can alert yourself when it’s time to take a break. It’s a useful feature to have if you want to cut down the time you spend on the app daily.

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