Widgets

A widget is a small functional element on your smartphone home screen that allows quick access to Yandex services, weather forecast, and other information.

  1. Widget types
  2. Add a widget to the screen
  3. Configure a widget
  4. Remove a widget from the screen
  5. Why do I have multiple identical widgets?
  6. Why is a widget not getting updated?

Widget types

Note. This feature is available for devices running on iOS 14.0 and higher.
Picture of the day widget

This widget gives you quick access to Yandex.Search and Alice. It also has information about the outside temperature, traffic, and currency exchange rates.

Weather widget

This widget displays information about the weather in your part of a city or town. You can choose between two designs when you add it to your screen.

Weather widget (customizable)

This widget displays information about the weather in your part of a city or town. You can choose between daily and hourly forecasts in the widget settings.

Add a widget to the screen

  1. Update Yandex Browser for Mobile to the latest version and open it.
  2. On your smartphone home screen, tap and hold an empty space.
  3. In the upper-right corner, tap and select Yandex from the widget list.
  4. Select a Yandex widget that you like from the thumbnail list and tap Add Widget.

Configure a widget

Set your city manually

The information in the widget is displayed for your city, which is determined automatically.

To set your city manually:

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. In the window that opens, tap Edit widget.
  3. In the City field, tap Automatically.
  4. Start typing the city name in the search bar and select the city from the list.
Select daily or hourly forecasts
Note. This feature is only available for the customizable Weather widget.
  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. In the window that opens, tap Edit widget.
  3. In the Forecast by field, select day or hour.
Enable the precipitation map
Note. This feature is only available for the customizable Weather widget.
  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. In the window that opens, tap Edit widget.
  3. Enable the Precipitation map option.

Remove a widget from the screen

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. Tap or Delete widget.
  3. Confirm deletion.

Why do I have multiple identical widgets?

Widgets are built into many Yandex mobile apps, like Yandex.Disk and Yandex.Maps. A widget can also be installed as a separate Android app. Because of that, you may find several identical widgets on your smartphone.

You can remove the widgets you don't want.

Why is a widget not getting updated?

Here are the most common reasons why widgets might not show updated information:

No internet connection

Check if your smartphone is connected to the internet.

Power saving mode is enabled

Power saving mode prevents widgets from updating in background mode.

Go to your smartphone settings and make sure power saving mode is off (turn it off if necessary). Power saving mode may also turn on automatically when your smartphone battery is low.

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