Yandex Browser appearance

You can switch to dark mode and change the background for the SmartBox and Tableau on a new tab.

  1. Dark theme
  2. Dark theme for
  3. Yandex Browser background
  4. Interface language
  5. FAQ

Dark theme

By default, elements of Yandex Browser for Mobile (for example, tabs or the SmartBox) are displayed on a light background. If you prefer a dark theme:

  1. Tap  in the browser (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Dark theme.

To turn on the light theme in Yandex Browser, tap  → Light theme.

Dark theme for

You can enable the dark theme for the Yandex Home page, search results, and services:

In the Home page settings
Under Appearance of Yandex services, select Dark.
Note. To select the theme, log in using Yandex ID.
In the search results
  1. Scroll up the search results page.
  2. Tap the profile icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap Appearance → Always dark.

Yandex Browser background

You can use images as the background:

From the Background gallery
  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Tap  → Background gallery.
  3. Select an image from an album and tap Apply.
Note. You can configure your browser to randomly alternate images or videos from your Background gallery once a day.
  • For one album. Select the desired album in the Backgrounds gallery and tap Rotate backgrounds in this album.
  • For all albums. In Background gallery, tap Alternate backgrounds daily.
From your smartphone
  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Tap  → Background gallery.
  3. Tap Upload from phone.
  4. Select the app to open the images with (if you don't have a default app for this file type).
  5. Pick an image.

Interface language

To display the Yandex Browser interface in a different language, change the language of your smartphone.

Note. Mobile device manufacturers may change the Android interface. The instructions are for Androids without modifications.
  1. Open your device settings.
  2. Tap System → Languages & input → Languages.
  3. Select a language.
Restriction. If the browser doesn't support the language you selected, the interface is set to English.


I changed the theme in the browser settings, but the theme hasn't changed

The appearance of the Yandex Home page, search results, and services isn't linked to Yandex Browser. If you want to use the same theme as Yandex Browser, select System settings in the home page settings.

The theme hasn't changed

If the home page theme hasn't changed after you selected System settings for the home page appearance, you might have selected a light or dark theme in the browser settings.

Select System settings for Yandex Browser as well.

The background changed by itself
  1. Tap  in the browser (if you don't see the icon, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Background gallery → Disable background rotation.

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.