Create a YouTube Kids profile

YouTube Kids allows signed-in parents to create a separate profile for each child in their household. Each profile has a separate set of viewing preferences and recommendations, allowing multiple children to get the most out of the YouTube Kids app.

These profiles are available on any device where the parent is signed in and the YouTube Kids app is installed. Learn more.

Create a profile

Child profiles are only accessible within the YouTube Kids app and only when a parent is signed in. You can add up to eight profiles per account.

First time using YouTube Kids

  1. Open the YouTube Kids app and enter the year you (the parent) were born.
  2. Select your account or tap Add account.
  3. If your account doesn't have recorded consent, you'll see a parental consent form. Read it, then enter your Google Account password and tap Next to agree.
  4. You'll see a screen discussing content blocking and reporting. Tap the right arrow  .
  5. Enter your child's first name (or nickname) and month and year of birth to create a profile for them.
    • At the bottom of the screen, select an avatar for your child, then tap the right arrow .
    • Select Search on or Search off.
  6. Your child's profile has been created.
    • To create another profile, tap Add .
    • To move on, tap the right arrow .
  7. Select the profile of the child using the app.

Already signed in to YouTube Kids

  1. Open the YouTube Kids app, then tap the profile picker in the upper left-hand corner.
  2. A dialogue box prompting you to create a profile will appear. Tap Proceed.
  3. Enter your passcode. 
  4. If your account doesn't have recorded consent, you'll see a parental consent form. Read it, then enter your Google Account password and tap Next to agree.
  5. You'll see a screen discussing content blocking and reporting. Tap the right arrow .
  6. Enter your child's first name (or nickname) and month and year of birth to create a profile for them.
    • At the bottom of the screen, select an avatar for your child, then tap the right arrow .
    • Select Search on or Search off
  7. Your child's profile has been created.
    • To create another profile, tap Add .
    • To move on, tap the right arrow .
  8. Select the profile of the child using the app.

Not signed in to YouTube Kids

  1. Open the YouTube Kids app and a dialogue box asking the parent to create a profile will appear.
    • If one does not appear, look for a profile picker in the upper left-hand corner of the home screen. Tap on the picker to start the profile creation process.
  2. Tap Create.
  3. Enter your passcode, then sign in to YouTube Kids.
  4. If your account doesn't have recorded consent, you'll see a parental consent form. Read it, then enter your Google Account password and tap Next to agree.
  5. You'll see a screen discussing content blocking and reporting. Tap the right arrow .
  6. Enter your child's first name (or nickname) and month and year of birth to create a profile for them.
    • At the bottom of the screen, select an avatar for your child, then tap the right arrow .
    • Select a content level setting for your child, then tap the arrow.
    • Select Search on or Search off.
  7.  Your child's profile has been created.
    • To create another profile, tap Add .
    • To move on, tap the right arrow .
  8. Select the profile of the child using the app.


Note that partially created profiles will be deleted after three days.

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