Limit screen time on YouTube Kids

Our built-in timer lets parents limit screen time by telling kids when it’s time to stop watching. The timer will display a friendly alert and stop the app when the session is over, so you don’t have to.

YouTube Kids: How to limit screen time

Here’s how to set the timer on a YouTube Kids profile:

  1. Tap the Lock "" in the bottom corner of any page in the app.
  2. Read and enter the numbers that appear or enter your custom passcode.
  3. Select Timer "".
  4. Use the slider bar or the "" and "" icons to set a time limit.
  5. Tap Start timer.

Kids will see a "Time's up!" notification and the app will be locked once the time limit is reached. To unlock the screen: 

  1. Tap the Lock "" in the bottom corner of any page in the app.
  2. Read and enter the numbers that appear or enter your custom passcode.
  3. Select Timer "", then tap Stop timer.
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