Many people listen to music or watch videos before going to sleep. An activity that many use to relax, although it is usual to fall asleep and that video or song continues to be played on the phone, with the consequent consumption of battery and maybe mobile data. Luckily, applications like Spotify have already introduced a function to stop such playback. YouTube now introduces a reminder in its app.
In the case of YouTube, it is a reminder to go to sleep. The application is will tell us that it’s time to go to sleep, so that we stop playing videos or music. A function that we can activate and configure in the Android application in a simple way.
How to reduce YouTube data consumption on Android
If you want to reduce the mobile data consumption of the YouTube application on Android, there are two settings that you can modify in the application.
YouTube reminds you when to go to sleep
This function is a reminder that the time has come to go to sleep, in order to stop playing videos on YouTube. Set start time allowed, such as the time we normally go to bed, in addition to being able to choose the end time of this reminder. We are also allowed to play a video to the end, if such a reminder catches us in the middle of a video.
The function has been rolling out in the popular app these past days, so if you use the stable version on your Android phone or tablet, you will be able to set this reminder now. The steps to proceed with its activation are as follows:
- Open YouTube on your Android phone.
- Click on your profile picture.
- Go into Settings.
- Click on General.
- Activate the option Remember me when it’s time to go to bed (it’s the second on the list).
- Choose the hours when this function is active.
- Select if you want me to wait for the video to finish.
- Click OK.
These steps have already allowed us to establish such a reminder. So at the established time, 23:00, for example, the application will issue this reminder that we have to go to sleep and we should stop playing. If you have not chosen the option to allow the video to end, the application itself will directly stop playback.
How to automatically delete YouTube history
YouTube allows you to configure the deletion of your history automatically, something that we can easily configure by following these steps.
This reminder can be activated already in the new version of YouTube, which is already available for users on Android, both in APK format and in the Play Store. If you use the application on your phone, all you have to do is make sure you have the latest version available and enjoy this feature.