Search options

You can search for information online using the SmartBox, voice search, or context menu. In addition to searching for words, Yandex Browser for Mobile also supports image search.

  1. SmartBox
  2. Voice Search
  3. Find on webpage
  4. Text search
  5. Image search
  6. Search offline


The SmartBox is the main element in Yandex Browser that you use to enter addresses and search for information. The SmartBox is located in the lower part of your browser.

The SmartBox may disappear from the screen when you're viewing a site. This is to avoid taking up screen space. If you want to make it reappear, tap the bottom edge of the browser.

Note. You can add SmartBox to your Android notification bar (to open the bar, swipe down from the top of your smartphone screen). To do this, open Settings, go to Notifications, and turn on Show Search in the notifications bar.
To enter a search query or go to a website:
  1. Use the SmartBox to enter search terms, a URL, or the name of a website (you can use your voice or the keyboard to enter searches).
  2. Tap the enter button on the virtual keyboard.

Yandex Browser will automatically detect whether to show you a website or search results.

You can use the following icons in the SmartBox:
  • — Clear the SmartBox.
  • — Refresh the open page.
  • — Start a voice search.
Check the search suggestions when entering text:
  • — Popular search terms appear over the SmartBox (tap the desired option to put it in the SmartBox).
  • — Similar search terms (tap the desired option to put it in the SmartBox).
  • — Sites that you have already visited.
  • Bookmarked sites.

Voice Search

Voice input can be used for both search queries and website addresses. The voice search language is set automatically to match the operating system's interface language on your smartphone. To initiate voice search, tap on the right side of the SmartBox.

Note. Voice search is available in Russian, English, Ukrainian, and Turkish. If one of these languages is used by default on the smartphone, the browser automatically selects it for voice search. If you use a different default language on the smartphone, English is selected for voice search.
Change the voice search language
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Go to the Search section.
  4. Tap Voice search language.
  5. Choose the language for voice search.

Find on webpage

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Find on page.
  3. Enter a word or phrase to search for.

The browser shows you all the matching words on the page. To navigate, use and . To close the search, tap on the left.

Text search

To get more information about something:

  1. Select a word or a phrase:
    • Tap and hold to select a word.
    • To select multiple words, tap the first word and then move the slider to the right.
  2. Tap Find in Yandex in the bar that appears above the SmartBox.

The result will be shown in Yandex search results.

Image search

You can use Yandex Browser to find similar images or take a photo of an object and ask Alice what it is. Image search uses Yandex computer vision algorithms. The search results will show exact copies of your image and similar images. For example, similar images would be photos of kittens of the same breed.

To find images similar to:

  1. Tap and hold an image on a web page.
  2. In the context menu, tap Find this image in Yandex.

The search results open in Yandex.Images.

Search offline

If you are offline or in flight mode, the browser prompts you to search offline when you use the SmartBox.

Enter a search query. The browser selects the most relevant answers in the dictionary of the most popular search queries. These answers include contact numbers for emergency services and organizations, data from Information cards, and other related data. The dictionary is stored on your smartphone, it updates automatically over Wi-Fi, and takes up 50-60 MB.

Offline search results consist of snippets that often already contain the answer. If you need more details, wait until you are online again and tap under the SmartBox to view the online results.

To disable offline search:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under More settings, tap Offline features.
  4. Turn off Offline search.

This deletes the dictionary of search queries from the smartphone.

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