Attention. The Yandex.Disk app is only supported on Android versions 4.0.3 above.

You can manage your Disk files on your Android device with the Yandex.Disk app. You can download the app from Google Play


Use your Yandex username and password to log in and you will have access to the same files and folders as on the web interface.

Attention. If you use two-factor authentication, you will need a one-time password, which is generated by the “Yandex.Key” app, to log in to the Yandex.Disk application.

To update, pull the list of files and folders down. The app status will change to “Updating” as the new data is retrieved.

  1. Upload files to Disk
  2. Open a file in other apps
  3. Downloading files to your phone
  4. Finding files
  5. Sharing a link to a file or folder
  6. Sort files and folders
  7. Configure auto-uploads of photos and videos
  8. Deleting files
  9. Working with files in offline mode
  10. Edit images
  11. Reporting bugs

Upload files to Disk

Upload from Android

Open the folder to upload files to and tap .

You will then be asked to select an existing file, take a photograph or create a new folder.

Open a file in other apps

Choose a file and click Open in…

Yandex.Disk displays a list of apps supporting that particular file type.

To download files to your smartphone, select what you need and click Download.

The app will then ask you where you would like to download the files.

To search for a file or folder in the current folder, tap and type part of the name in the search bar. Disk will display the files and folders matching your search text.

Note. Only the folder that is currently open will be searched. Files in subfolders will not be found.

Sharing a link to a file or folder

Share with Android

Select the necessary files or folders and tap Share.

Select how you would like to send the links to your files or folders.

Note. You can find the list of all files and folders you've shared on the Links page.

Sort files and folders

You can sort the list of files and folders by clicking to view the available options.

Configure auto-uploads of photos and videos

You can automatically upload photos to Disk, along with video files from the standard “Gallery” app and store them in the folder “Camera Uploads” or any other folder on Disk. A window asking if you would like to set up auto-uploads will be displayed the first time you open the app.

The following auto-upload methods are available:

  • Wi-Fi only. Photos and videos will only be uploaded over a Wi-Fi network.
  • Over any network. Photos and videos will be uploaded over any internet connection (Wi-Fi, mobile internet).
    Attention. You may be charged when uploading photos over your mobile data connection. The amount will depend on your mobile operator and tariff.

Select an option and tap Done. The auto-uploads will start automatically. Tap Skip if you want to set up auto-uploads later.

Note. If your internet connection is interrupted, uploads will automatically continue once your connection is re-established.

All photos and videos detected in your “Camera Roll” will automatically be uploaded to your “Camera Uploads” folder. All the files in your folder will be named according to the date and time they were taken. You can manage your photographs on your mobile device or on the Disk page in image viewer.

Note. If you have already set up photo and video auto-uploads from your mobile device in the Windows app, Mac OS app or iOS, the Android app will just automatically upload new photos to Disk.

Change or disable automatic photo- and video-uploads

Open settings.

Choose the appropriate option in the Camera Uploads section.

Deleting files

To delete unnecessary files from Yandex.Disk, select them and tap Delete. Once you confirm the deletion, all the selected files will be moved to the Trash. The deleted files are stored in the Trash for 30 days, after which they are automatically removed from the server. Once removed from the server, these files cannot be restored.

Attention. Files in your Trash count towards your storage allowance. Empty your Trash if you're running out of space.

Working with files in offline mode

To access files without an internet connection, add them to the Offline section. Files will be downloaded to your mobile device. If you change these files, they will be automatically synchronized with the Offline versions when you connect to the internet.

Add files to Offline mode

Viewing Offline files

Deleting files from Offline section

Select the required files and tap . Files added to Offline mode will be marked with .

Pull the screen to the right and select Offline.

Select the files you need and click .

Clear the Offline section

When you clear the Offline section, files are only deleted from your mobile devices. They will still be saved on the Yandex.Disk servers.

Open settings.

Select Clear Offline.

Confirm clearing.

Edit images

You can edit images right in the app: change their size, definition, brightness or contrast, and apply various effects and filters.

You can switch to the Photo Editor using one of the following methods:

Select an image and click Edit in the menu.

When the image is ready, click Done to save all the changes to a new file. The original images will not be altered.

The editing feature is provided by Aviary.

Reporting bugs

If you encounter a problem while using the Yandex.Disk app, please let us know using the form below and attach the logs from your mobile device.

How to retrieve your app logs

  1. Install a log recording app such as CatLog.
  2. Open the app menu and select Record.

  3. Enter a file name, for example, mail_send_fail.txt. Tap OK to save your changes.

    Your logs will be recorded automatically.
  4. Launch the Disk app and repeat the steps that caused the problem to occur.
  5. Stop recording by tapping on the CatLog notification at the top of your screen.

  6. Go to /sdcard/catlog_saved_logs to access the log file.

Add a widget to your mobile to access CatLog quickly.