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Using your player

A guide to player controls, and what icons displayed on the front mean.

Controlling your player

Find out what the different player controls do. The player controls behave differently depending on whether a card is inserted or not, and also sometimes if the orientation of the player changes (Yoto Player only). Left-hand orange button (Yoto Playe

Playing cards for the first time

A guide to playing cards on your player for the first time. Yoto cards have an NFC chip in them, which is read by your player when the card is inserted. This is like a key that unlocks the audio content, which then plays in one of two ways:. From a l

Does my player need to be online to play content?

To play streamed content (like radio and podcasts) you will need to be online.And the first time you play any card it will be streaming the content, so you will need to be online for that too. But once a card has downloaded to your Player, you won't

How much content can be stored on the Player / Mini for offline playback?

Yoto Player (3rd generation) has 32 GB built-in storage, which is equivalent to about 700 hours. Yoto Minis with a serial number starting with 6 or above have 32 GB of storage, whereas ones with a serial number starting with 5 or below have 16 GB of

Charging the player's battery

How to charge your player using the dock (Yoto Player), USB-C cable (Yoto Player 3rd Generation and Yoto Mini), USB-C Smart Cable (Yoto Minis manufactured between 2021 and 2023) or wireless dock (Yoto Player 3rd Generation). Please take a few minutes

How long does the battery take to charge?

Yoto player (2nd Generation) should take about 5 hours to fully charge the built-in battery from fully depleted. It does not take any more or less time if you also play audio at the same time as charging. Yoto Mini should take about 3.5 hours to full

How long does the battery last?

How long does a full charge last for?. This depends a lot on how you are using your Yoto Player or Mini. At one end, if you are playing a piece of streaming content, say Fun Kids Radio - which takes more power than playing a card that is stored local

What each of the battery icons indicates

Note - if you have a Yoto Mini the icons will be the same as the Yoto Player (below). The player battery is charging (displays for 3 seconds as you charge the player; to check if it's still charging, short-press the power button). Battery fully charg

Battery level indicator

Your player’s display will indicate the approximate battery level remaining when you:. Yoto Player (3rd Generation) volume is limited when battery level is lowWhen the Yoto player (3rd Generation) battery is getting low, the volume is automatically l

Using the Battery Saver mode

A significant amount of the power your player uses is for the display. By reducing the amount of time the display is showing images when not needed, you can extend the battery life by several hours. To do this, there is a feature in Settings called B

Using your player as a Bluetooth speaker

Note - this works the same for Yoto Player and Yoto Mini. The first step is to enable this feature in the Settings of your player. In the app, navigate to the Players section and tap the Settings icon for your player. The Bluetooth Pairing switch is

Using headphones with my player

Both Yoto Player (2nd & 3rd Generation) and Yoto Mini have a 3.5 mm standard headphone port on the left-hand side for stereo sound. Yoto Mini and Yoto Player (3rd Generation) supports Bluetooth headphones and is available. Unfortunately, Yoto Player

Using the Yoto Player as a nightlight

A quick guide to using the Yoto Player nightlight. If you turn Yoto Player onto its front - and be careful only to do this on a friendly surface like a bedside table, not the floor! - this will turn on the nightlight. To turn the nightlight off, just

Yoto Player (3rd Generation) wireless charger specifications

The wireless charging dock includes a tethered USB-C cable and should be powered from a charger USB-C output port supporting one of the ratings below. The type of charger the wireless charging dock is connected to will determine the output power:. In

Yoto Operating System (OS) updates

What's new in the latest Yoto OS release!. Tip: You can check which Yoto OS version your player is running in the Yoto app by going to Account and tapping the Settings icon next to your player. To get early access to new features and to help us with

Yoto Beta Program

Yoto Beta gives you a chance to preview new features coming to Yoto ahead of general release. To share your feedback, suggestions or report any issues, please email us at [email protected]. Please note that when you sign up for Beta, you do so for ea