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Using your player

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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 and Yoto Mini have 16Gb of built-in storage, which is equivalent to about 350 hours* of audio. If your Yoto speaker is full, content that has not been played for a long time will be replaced by new or more popular content. This will not a

Charging the player's battery

How to charge your player using the dock (Yoto Player) or USB-C cable (Yoto Mini), how long a full charge takes and lasts for, and how to tell what the battery level is. Yoto Player comes with a clever magnetic charging dock that easily snaps into pl

How long does the battery take to charge?

Your player 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.

How long does the battery last?

This depends a lot on how you are using your Player / 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 locally on the player, and has a bright display ic

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:. You can also check the battery level in the Status tab of the Yoto app by navigating to the Players - Settings. Note - The battery indicator needs the player to be

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. If you are a Yoto Mini Beta user then it is suggested you also review this support article. The first step is to enable this feature in the Settings of your player. In the app, navigate to the

Using headphones with my player

Both Yoto Player and Yoto Mini have a 3.5 mm standard headphone port on the left-hand side for stereo sound. Yoto Mini (as long as they are enrolled in the Beta) supports Bluetooth headphones and is available. Unfortunately, Yoto Player cannot suppor

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 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 t

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