Yandex Launcher and user data

When you use Yandex Launcher, it collects and sends data to Yandex servers. This data is processed and stored according to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy and the "Yandex Launcher" Program License Agreement for Mobile Devices.

If you have any questions, please contact support.

What data is sent by Yandex Launcher

Type of dataReason(s) for sendingHow to disable data being sent

Device technical specifications (including model, manufacturer, name and version of operating system, screen size)

Used to improve the quality of the app.

Used to adjust the app interface.

Used to show notifications.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Unique user and device identifiersUsed in personal preferences for Alice (voice assistant).

Used in personal preferences in Yandex Zen.

Used to improve the quality of recommendations.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Location

Used to improve the quality of search.

Used to improve the quality of recommendations.

Used to improve the quality of the Yandex Zen feed.

Used to show current weather information.

Permission is required to search for your location using network or GPS.

The sending of location data can be disabled in your device's system settings.

Language of the interface

Used to adjust the app interface.

Used to improve the quality of search.

Used to improve the quality of recommendations.

Used to improve the quality of the Yandex Zen feed.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Settings set by the user when launching the app for the first timeUsed to improve default settings.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Actions with interface elements such as flipping, tapping, and interacting with the menu.Used to improve the quality of the app.You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
Data about installed apps and actions with them (including data about installed launchers)Used to improve the quality of recommendations.You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
Spoken phrasesUsed to activate and operate the Alice voice assistant.Permission is required to use the microphone. The sending of this data can be disabled in the device's system settings.
Data about searching for contacts and apps

Used to create search suggestions that factor in the user's interests.

Used to personalize search.

Used to improve the quality of recommendations.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
History of requests to AliceUsed to improve the quality of dialogue (by taking into account the previous sentences when constructing a response).You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
History of viewing the list of apps (statistics on category usage, their order, and background color)

Used to improve default settings.

Used to optimize the list of categories.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Displayed app recommendations and the user's reaction to them

Used to improve the quality of recommendations.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Widget usage statistics

Used to calculate the number of users.

Used to calculate the number of deletions.

Used to prioritize improvements.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Statistics on app usage as the default launcher

Used to calculate the number of active users.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Yandex Zen usage statistics:

  • Ratings of recommendations in Yandex Zen
  • Reading time of articles
  • Frequency of visits to feed and time spent in feed
  • Sources selected as interesting by the user and sources blocked by the user
  • Serving of ads and reactions to them
Used to improve the quality of the Yandex Zen feed.Disable Yandex Zen
Settings:
  • Folders
  • Menu buttons
  • Wallpapers
  • Themes
  • Desktops
  • Other app settings

Used to improve default settings.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
Update statistics

Used to track failures during download or installation.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
Search query history

Used to create search suggestions that factor in the user's interests.

Used to personalize search.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
Addresses of viewed pages

Used to create search suggestions that factor in the user's interests.

Used to personalize search.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.
Rating of the app

Used to get feedback from users.

Used to improve the quality of the app.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Messages to support. The following data is collected:

  • Device technical specifications
  • Version of app
  • Language of app
  • Unique user and device identifiers
Used to identify problems.It is not possible to contact support without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the feedback form.

App crash reports

Used to improve the quality of the app.

Used to identify problems.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

Reports on the installation and removal of apps

Used to calculate usage statistics.

Used to calculate the lifetime of an app.

You cannot use the app without this data. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use Yandex Launcher.

You can only opt out of data collection, which cannot be disabled by the app settings or by your device's system settings, by deleting Yandex Launcher.

Report a problem or ask a question

If you cannot find the answer to your question or wish to report a problem, please contact support.