Turbo mode

Turbo mode is activated if the internet connection is slow. It speeds up page loading and saves data. Page content including video is compressed on Yandex servers and then sent to the browser.

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

  1. Automatic enabling
  2. Disabling video compression
  3. Disabling the mode

Automatic enabling

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.

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.

Disabling video compression

By default, the browser compresses video when Turbo mode is on. Playback of the compressed video begins when you tap 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.

If you want to disable video compression:

  1. Tap   → Settings.
  2. Tap Turbo Mode.
  3. Turn off Video Compression.

Disabling the mode

  1. Tap the connection status icon in the SmartBox.
  2. Disable Turbo mode.