Limit screen time on YouTube Kids

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

YouTube Kids: How to limit screen time

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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.

Children will see a 'Time's up!' notification and the app will be locked once the time limit has been 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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