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Using the Yoto App (iOS and Android)Updated a month ago

Getting started with the Yoto app

If you are a brand-new user, choose Set up a Player from either the landing screen or the Menu section.

As a second parent or family member with a player that has already been set up, choose Join a Family Account (from either the landing screen or the Menu section of the app).




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This is where you can see details of who is in your Family Account and all of your players. 

Your registered details are at the top of the screen (this is the email address you used to sign in to the app). You will also be able to see details of all users (including you) in your Family Account who are paired with your players.

Under the list of users, you will also see all the players linked to your Family Account. 

Each listed player has a gear icon denoting Settings. Tap this icon to manage settings for that player. 


Player name - Personalize your player by giving it a name

Battery level - view battery level of your player

Manage Wi-Fi - disconnect your player from the Wi-Fi or add a new network

Audio Download Status - This shows you if all your cards have been downloaded to your player, or if some content still needs to download. If content is not downloaded fully, it will need to stream, which may cause playback issues if you have poor Wi-Fi in the location of your player


Set-up up to 10 alarms. See more on this, here


Morning - Set a start time for day mode (the clock will change from moon to sun)

Bedtime - Set a start time for night mode (your clock will change from sun to moon)

Morning Light / Nightlight Color (V2/V3 only) - Choose the color of the light on the rear of the Player. You can set different colors for night and day, so your child knows when it’s time to get up, even if the player is on its front. Only for Yoto Player: the Yoto Mini does not have a night light.

Auto Display Brightness (V3 only) - Enable the Display Brightness to be auto-adjusted based on ambient light.

Display Brightness - Set the default screen brightness during day/night modes when Auto Display Brightness is disabled/unavailable.

Volume Limit - Set a limit for how loud your player will go for the day/night modes.

This volume limit applies to the Speaker and Wired Headphone outputs. The Yoto Wireless Headphones feature their own kid-safe volume limiting.

Right Button Shortcuts - By default, your player will play Yoto Daily and Yoto Radio on first and second press during the day; and Yoto Sleep Radio on first press during the night. These can be edited to include French Language items and Timers. 


Battery saver - Set how quickly the player display dims when no buttons or cards are touched, and when not on the dock. See more on this, here

Auto Power-Off - Set how quickly the player switched off when no buttons or cards are touched while off charge. See more on this, here

Bluetooth pairing - Toggle this on to allow your player to enter Bluetooth mode, so you can play audio through your player just like any other Bluetooth speaker

Be aware, toggling this one does not turn on Bluetooth mode, it unlocks the feature, so you can subsequently enter Bluetooth mode by pressing the left-hand orange button for 3 seconds. See our guide here

Headphone volume limit - set up a volume limit when audio is played with headphone

24-hour clock - Choose between a 12 and 24-hour clock for the front display of your player

Automatic time zone - Ensure the time zone for your clock is set correctly (includes updates for daylight saving)

Yoto OS version - See which software version your player is on.

Yoto App version - See which software version your app is on.

Registration code - The six-letter code you used to set up your player. It is used to troubleshoot issues, if you have them

Player MAC Address 

Yoto Beta labs - to join our beta user

Unpair this player from Family Account - to unpair a player from your account. 

My Library

The library is the heart of the app. 

From here, you can:

  • See (and play) all the cards you own
  • See and remotely control what's playing on a player
  • Discover new, featured content
  • Create Make Your Own playlists and record your own audio
  • Find radio and podcasts from around the world 
  • Listen to Sleep Sounds (a carefully chosen selection of musical tracks to help your little one unwind at bedtime)

To play any of the content in the app - click the play icon, next to that piece of audio and it will automatically play on the player or phone selected.

The Device Picker (above the main tab navigation and now playing info) allows you to select which device you are controlling, and playing audio on. 

The Now Playing area shows you which piece of content you are playing on your phone, and allows you to pause or resume playing. Tapping on the Now Playing area opens up the Maxi Player. From here you can skip chapters or tracks and adjust the volume. You can also: Set a sleep timer by tapping on the moon and stars icon in the right-hand corner, choose the playback speed, rewind/ forward within the chapter by 15 seconds or by using the slider at the top, see the chapters of a card by pressing on the burger menu.


Visit the Yoto Card Store, where you can discover a world of audio.

The card store library is an external website, so you will be taken out of the app to visit the store.


Useful features and links

Set up a player - Start the setup process to get a new player online, or to pair your phone with a player that someone else in your family has already set up

Join a Family Account - Start the setup process to join an existing player that has already been set up by someone else 

Get some help - Links to our support pages (these very pages, in fact!)

Dark mode - Options to select dark mode within the app

If you get stuck or the player or app is behaving differently to what's described above, please visit our Troubleshooter


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