Caller ID

The caller ID can tell you who's calling if the incoming number isn't on your contact list. Unknown numbers are run through a database that's regularly updated with user reviews, among other data. When you enable caller ID for the first time, the database is downloaded to your device. It takes up about 15 MB. The database is downloaded only via Wi-Fi so that you don't waste your mobile traffic.

The numbers are run through the Yandex Business database as well. If a company is found in the Yandex Business database, you can see its name when you receive the call. If Yandex Bowser can't recognize a company, it will suggest a category the call may belong to. For example, “Possible ad”.

The caller ID is free. It has no access to the content of your calls and messages.

  1. Enable/disable caller ID
  2. Leave feedback on a number
  3. Block a phone number
  4. Unblock a number
  5. Change the phone number category
  6. Update the phone number database
  7. Filter SMS messages
  8. Problems with the caller ID

Enable/disable caller ID

  1. Open your device settings.
  2. Select Phone → Call Blocking & Identification.
  3. Next to Yandex, switch the option to on or off.

Leave feedback on a number

Leave feedback if you want to report a number or the browser incorrectly identified the call category. You can do this at any time.

Feedback on a number that called you
  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. To the right of the call, tap .
  3. Select Share contact → Check in Yandex (or Share contact → More → Check in Yandex → Done).
  4. Answer the questions.
Feedback on a number that sent you an SMS
  1. Open the message.
  2. To the right of the caller's name or number, tap .
  3. Tap the contact name or number again and select Share contact → Check in Yandex (or Share contact → More → Check in Yandex → Done).
  4. Answer the questions.

Block a phone number

The caller ID doesn't block numbers automatically.

Block a number that called you
  1. In the Phone app, open the Recent tab.
  2. To the right of the call, tap .
  3. Select Block this Caller.
    Note. The path may vary depending on your device. This path is valid for devices with iOS version 12.0 and higher.
Block a number that sent you an SMS
  1. Open the message.
  2. To the right of the caller's name or number, tap .
  3. Tap the contact name or number again and select Block this Caller.

To view the list of blocked numbers, open your device settings and select Phone → Call Blocking & Identification.

Unblock a number

Note. The path may vary depending on your device.
  1. Open your phone settings.
  2. Select Phone → Call Blocking & Identification.
  3. Swipe the number from right to left and tap Unblock.

Change the phone number category

If the phone number category is identified incorrectly, leave feedback. The category will change as soon as we collect enough feedback.

If the phone number belongs to your organization, add it to Yandex Business.

To delete the phone number from our database, contact support.

Update the phone number database

  1. Tap   → Caller ID.
  2. Tap  .

Filter SMS messages

If you enable filtering of SMS messages with unwanted ads, they will immediately go to the Spam folder without sound, vibration, or notifications on your smartphone lock screen.

Enable spam filtering
  1. Open your phone settings.
  2. Tap Messages → Unknown & spam.
  3. Enable the Filter Unknown Senders option.
  4. Select Yandex.
View filtered SMS messages
  1. Open the message list.
  2. Tap Filters → Spam.

Problems with the caller ID

I can't download the number database

To download the offline database, you need:

  • Battery charge of 21% or higher.
  • Active Wi-Fi connection.
  • Free memory: up to 15 MB.
Can't turn on Caller ID
Make sure that Call Blocking & Identification is enabled in the device settings.
Caller ID doesn't work
Check whether the Caller ID has all the necessary permissions. In the battery settings, allow the app to run in the background. If this doesn't help, contact support.
Caller ID doesn't identify numbers
The caller ID can't identify hidden numbers. Only a mobile operator can do that.
Caller ID doesn't block numbers
The caller ID doesn't block numbers automatically. Numbers are blocked by the user.
The phone hangs up by itself
The caller ID doesn't block calls. They're blocked in the device settings or by the mobile operator.
Numbers are identified by a different caller ID

Go to Call Blocking & Identification in the device settings. If the Yandex Caller ID isn't the first on the list, drag it up.

  1. Tap Change.
  2. Drag the  icon to move the app.
  3. Click Finish.

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