Take a break reminder
The take a break reminder lets you set a reminder to take a break while watching videos. You have the option to set the reminder to appear every 15, 30, 60, 90 or 180 minutes. The reminder will pause your video until you dismiss it or resume playing the video. This feature is available on versions 13.17+ of the YouTube app on mobile phones.
The take a break reminder is “off” by default.
To turn on and customize your take a break reminder:
- Tap your Account icon .
- Tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap Remind me to take a break.
- Select your Reminder frequency.
Once the reminder shows up, you can tap Dismiss to dismiss the reminder and resume watching the video, or tap Settings to go directly to the Settings page, where you can turn off the reminder or edit the reminder frequency.