Mobile browser (Android Smartphone)

Turbo mode

Turbo mode is activated when the internet connection with the browser is slow. It speeds up page loading and saves your traffic. Page content, including videos, is compressed on Yandex servers before being sent to the browser.

When Turbo mode is activated, the Turbo icon appears in the right part of the SmartBox.

Restriction. Turbo mode does not apply to pages that use HTTPS. These pages do not pass through the Yandex servers; they display directly in your browser.

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

Two thresholds determine when Turbo mode switches on and off:

  • Turbo mode is enabled when connection speed falls below 128 Kbit/s, and remains on until the speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s.
  • When the connection speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s, Turbo automatically switches off (and the icon in the SmartBox disappears). Turbo mode remains off until the speed 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.