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 addition sign 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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