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How to Use the YouTube for iOS Feature ‘Remind Me to Take a Break’

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YouTube for iOS has rolled out a new feature to remind viewers to ‘take a break’ from the app, a feature highlighted by Google as their recent I/O developer conference, to balance technology in people’s lives.

As for YouTube, the feature aimed to remind you to take a break has rolled out for iOS users, offering you to take a break at the following frequency:

  • Never
  • Every 15 minutes
  • Every 30 minutes
  • Every 60 minutes
  • Every 90 minutes
  • Every 180 minutes

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How to enable this reminder feature? Launch YouTube for iOS, head to settings, then tap ‘Remind me to take a break’ and select an interval.

YouTube’s video recommendations can result in an endless late night #YouTubeLoop, which is the bane of every student’s existence during final exams and assignment deadlines.

The next version of Android, known as Android P, will let users keep tabs on which apps they spend the most time in, number of times you’ve unlocked your device and more. Apple has been criticized by some consumer groups for not doing enough to help people deal with smartphone addiction. Is Google on the right track here?

Recently, YouTube for iOS also rolled out HDR support for iPhone X users.

We’re seeing this feature live in Canada, so go hit up YouTube for iOS on your Apple device and let us know if you’re going to turn this on.

Click here to download YouTube for iOS in the App Store.

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