Yandex Browser syncing between devices

Restriction. You can't sync between different browsers, for example, Yandex Browser and Google Chrome.

Syncing refers to the exchange of data between Yandex Browsers on your devices. Personal information and passwords in an encrypted format are temporarily stored on a Yandex server. The data is transferred over a secure channel. Data on the server is protected by the authorization system used on Yandex services. Syncing allows you to access data from all your devices and restore data if your device is lost or broken.

On mobile devices, the browser syncs with itself and with the Yandex app. But Yandex Browser for Mobile doesn't sync with other browsers.

  1. How syncing works
  2. Enable syncing
  3. Change the list of data to sync
  4. Disable syncing

How syncing works

Passwords, sites on the Tableau, bookmarks, autofill forms, and open tabs are synced by default.

After you enable syncing, data will be synced each time you change data that is stored on the server. For example: When you add a bookmark to your smartphone, the browser sends it to the server and simultaneously downloads all the changes made on other devices (starting from the time when it was last synced).

Use syncing to:

You can turn off syncing or adjust the list of data to sync at any time when using the browser.

Enable syncing

In order for syncing to work you have to:

  • Have Yandex Browser installed on all your devices (computer, smartphone, and tablet).
  • Use the same Yandex ID on all your devices.

To enable syncing:

  1. Tap  in the browser (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select Settings → Enable syncing.
  3. Enter your username and password or select an account from the list.

    Note. If you aren't registered on Yandex, you can't enable syncing because the server stores data in Yandex ID. To register, tap Registration and fill out the account data.
  4. Tap Log in.

To see a list of all the synced data, tap More.

Change the list of data to sync

  1. Tap  in the browser (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Go to Settings → Syncing.
  3. Configure options so that you only sync the data you need.

Disable syncing

  1. Tap  in the browser (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Go to Settings → Syncing.
  3. Tap Disable syncing.

If you can't find the information you need in Help or you are having issues with Yandex Browser for Mobile, please describe your actions step by step. Take a screenshot if possible. This will help our support specialists quickly find a solution for the issue you're experiencing.

Note. To resolve issues with Yandex services, please contact support of these services:
Yandex Browser for desktop
If you have problems using the desktop version of Yandex Browser, you can contact us directly from the browser: go to  → Advanced → Report problem or fill out the form.
Yandex Home page
If your question is about the Yandex Home page (for example, you want to change the theme, customize blocks or icons for services, or find YooMoney), contact us using this form. Select the option Question about Yandex Home page.
Yandex Mail
If your have questions about Yandex Mail (for example, how to disable ads, import messages from other mailboxes, restore deleted emails, or find messages in the Spam folder), use this form.
Yandex Search and search results
If you have questions about Yandex Search and search results (for example, about site ranking or invalid search results), contact us using this form.