Overview of YouTube Kids profile settings

You can manage your child's YouTube Kids profile settings from three places:

  1. Your child's YouTube Kids profile
  2. Parental settings in YouTube Kids
  3. Parental settings in your linked parent account's YouTube settings

What settings can a parent or a child change?

Settings Parent can control Child can control
Name Y Y
Month of birth and age Y N
Content setting Y N
Search Y N
Avatar Y Y
Secret code N, but parent can reset Y
Casting Y Y
Pause watch history Y N
Pause search history Y N
Clear history Y Y
Block videos Y N
Unblock videos Y N
Background play (Premium only) Y N
Smart Downloads (Premium only) Y N
Save over Wi-Fi only (Premium only or in certain countries) Y N
Download quality  Y N
App music and sound effects N Y
Subtitles and Closed Captions  Y Y
Subtitle font and colour Y N
Auto-play Y Y (unless auto-play is turned off by a parent)

Instructions for parents

You can change these settings at any time from the parental settings in YouTube Kids or from your linked parent account's YouTube settings.

To change the settings for your child's profile from YouTube Kids:

  1. Select the Lock in the corner of your screen.
  2. Complete the multiplication problem or enter your custom passcode.
  3. Select Settings .
    1. Note: There are some device settings, such as cast and custom passcode, that you can change without selecting your child's profile.
  4. Select your child's profile and enter your parent account password.

To change the settings for your child's profile from YouTube:

  1. Sign in to YouTube with your linked parent account.
  2. Go to your profile picture .
  3. Select Settings .
  4. Select Parental settings.
  5. Select your child's profile or account.
Instructions for children
  1. Select your avatar in the corner of your screen.
  2. Select Edit next to your avatar.
    1. If you're on a mobile device, you can select a different avatar, change your name or tap Settings for more options, like app music and secret code.
    2. If you're on a computer, you can select a different avatar, change your name and change other settings.

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