Mobile browser (Android Smartphone)

Turbo mode

Turbo mode switches on if your internet connection is slow (Turbo mode is based on Opera Turbo technology, developed by Opera Software). It helps speed up site loading and saves on data traffic. Pages load faster due to reduced data volume (page contents are compressed on Yandex servers before being sent to the browser).

If Turbo mode is on, the page loading indicator turns blue.

Restriction. Turbo mode does not apply to pages that are secured with HTTPS. These pages do not pass through the Yandex servers, and are instead displayed directly in the browser.

Two thresholds determine when Turbo mode switches on and off:

  • If the connection speed falls below 128 Kbit/s, Turbo mode automatically switches on. When the speed increases, it remains on until the speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s.
  • If the connection speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s, Turbo automatically switches off and the icon disappears. If the connection speed once again falls below 512 Kbit/s, Turbo mode will remain off until it falls below 128 Kbit/s.

    Restriction.  You can't adjust the speed thresholds for switching Turbo mode on and off.

Turn off video compression

By default, the browser compresses video when Turbo mode is on. Playback of the compressed video begins when you click the placeholder. Compressed video additionally saves up to 70% of traffic, but reduces the video quality. To view video without loss of quality, disable video compression for the tab or entirely.

Turn off video compression:

  1. Tap (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Tap Turbo Mode.
  4. Turn off Video Compression.

Turn off Turbo mode

  1. Tap (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Tap Turbo Mode.
  4. Move the switch to the Off position.