You Can Now Set a Bedtime Reminder on YouTube


YouTube now lets you set a bedtime reminder. As you may have guessed, bedtime reminders remind you when it’s time to stop watching YouTube videos and go to bed. Which is perfect for those people who like to watch YouTube videos into the early hours.

How to Set a Bedtime Reminder on YouTube

As detailed on YouTube Help, you can set bedtime reminders on YouTube using a mobile device. This is the latest addition to YouTube’s suite of features designed to help you maintain your digital wellbeing. To set a bedtime reminder on Android or iOS:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Sign into YouTube.
  3. Open the Settings.
  4. Scroll down to “Remind me when it’s time for bed” and turn it on.
  5. Select a start and end time for your bedtime reminder.

You can also set a bedtime reminder by clicking on your profile picture followed by “Time watched”. This is also where you’ll find other tools to manage your YouTube time, including the option to autoplay videos and to disable sounds and vibrations.

If you don’t want to have the video you’re watching interrupted, select “Wait until I finish my video to show reminder” during setup. You can also snooze your reminder, which will start your video playing again until the reminder appears again after 10 minutes.

How to Make YouTube Fun to Use Again

Bedtime reminders are just the latest addition to YouTube’s suite of digital wellbeing tools. All of which help you manage your time better. We recommend you check out your Time Watched profile, which shows you how much time you’re wasting on YouTube.

This is a small but useful feature for YouTube users. Especially those who watch YouTube in bed. Bedtime reminders mean you’ll never again burn the candle at both ends. And if that sounds far too sensible, try these ways to make YouTube fun again.

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