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

Turn on and use "Take a break" feature in YouTube on your iPhone or Android phone to notify you after every 15 or 30 minutes so that you don't miss out on other important tasks. Jump over to this straightforward tutorial to get started with this well thought out feature!

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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.

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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.

Open YouTube App on iPhone

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

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Tap on Profile Icon then Tap on Settings in YouTube on iPhone

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

Tap on Remind me to take a break in YouTube App on iPhone

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

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Enable Remind Me to Take a Break in YouTube on iPhone or iPad

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

Step #1. Launch YouTube on your Android device.

Open YouTube App on Android

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

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Tap on Profile then Settings in YouTube on Android

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

Tap on General then Tap on Remind Me to Take Break in YouTube on AndroidStep #4. Next up, you need to select a reminder frequency.

Use Take a break Reminder in YouTube on Andorid

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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.

Use Remind Me to Take a Break in YouTube on iPhone or 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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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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