Activate navigation

Visual tracking

The program displays the following route components:

  • The current route segment.

    To see the entire route, tap the bottom of the screen, and then tap Browse in the panel that appears.

    To return to the current segment, tap the lower part of the screen and then tap Map .

    The following icons display along key route points:

    • — current location of your car as it moves along the route

    • — starting point

    • intermediary point

    • — mid point of the whole route as well as midpoints of route segments connecting intermediary points. These points can be dragged to new locations and the route will be reset in accordance with their new positions.

    • — destination

  • Route parameters:

    • distance to destination and estimated time of arrival

    • traffic on route

    • upcoming directions — type of upcoming direction and remaining distance

    • your speed limit for route segment (tap the icon to change this value):

  • Number of lanes: displays in a pop-up tool tip that shows your location. Lanes that you can take on your route are colored white against a black background and those you can't are colored gray.

    This tool tip on the drawing means that at that point on your route, you should stay in the two left lanes that are highlighted


    If the North is always up setting is enabled (see the Appearance section), then the number of lanes is not displayed while en route.

    In the current version of the program, lanes are displayed for several major cities, difficult turns and intersections, and for straight stretches of the route when the driver needs to stay in certain lanes.

    Lane designations may include reference symbols/icons:

    • ─ public transport lane.

      If driving in this lane is permitted in the driver's current situation (for example, to make a right turn from the rightmost lane), then an arrow will point out the recommended maneuver (in white):

      If using that lane for the current route segment is not recommended, then a grayed-out arrow will display with the icon.

    • ─ tram tracks.

      If the arrow displays with a white T icon, it means that cars can use the tram lane.

      If the arrow is gray or there is no arrow (i.e. there is just a T icon), it means that driving on the tram track is not recommended.

    • ─ taxi lane (when there are lanes).

    • ─ bike lane; driving in this lane is forbidden and the icon informs the driver of that.

Voice guidance

To turn on/off or adjust voice prompt settings:

  1. Tap on the lower part of the screen.

  2. Tap Menu .

  3. Go to Settings → Sound.

  4. To turn voice guidance off, disable the Voice guidance option.

  5. Select your prompt Language:

    • English

    • Russian

    • Ukrainian

    • Turkish

    • French

    • default — the default language will correspond to your current location. For example, Turkish will be set if you are in Turkey.


      If the program doesn't support your local language (for example, Finnish in Finland), then voice guidance will be in English.

  6. Select Speaker and choose a name.

  7. To set up voice-activated control in the program so you can use voice commands while navigating, enable the Voice activation option.

Speeding alerts

To configure warnings when there are speed cameras present or when you are exceeding the limit, enable the Warn about speeding option.

To specify the number of km/hr that you can exceed the speed limit by before the app warns you, go to the Warnings → Speed limit settings section.

In the window that opens, move the slider to the appropriate position, setting the number of km/hr that your current speed can exceed the limit that cameras track.

Yandex.Navigator will warn you about speed cameras if you are exceeding the speed limit by more than the amount that you set.

Road alerts

See Road alerts for how to turn on/off or adjust road alerts:

Route changes

To change your route, you can set intermediary points along the way.

Additionally, the app includes a function that lets you re-route your journey. Yandex.Navigator will tell you about alternative routes if the following two circumstances apply:

  1. the new route is at least 5 minutes faster than your current one

  2. between one and ten minutes remain until your next maneuver (this is because you need at least a minute to decide if you want to re-route and/or switch lanes, and the road situation could change if more than ten minutes remain until your next maneuver).

You can select a new route by tapping Overview when a new route notification appears on the button: .

Background navigation

To enable background navigation (i.e. hear voice prompts about upcoming directions even when the app has been minimized):

  1. Tap on the lower part of the screen.

  2. Tap Menu .

  3. Go to Settings → Sound.

  4. Enable the option Background navigation.

Routes to parking

When you are approaching the destination of your route, the icon  will appear in the panel, which you can use to find parking spots in the area.

If you need a route to a parking spot, then tap on View in the panel. If you don't require it, then tap No thanks.

To automatically get routes to parking spots near your destination:

  1. Tap on the lower part of the screen.

  2. Tap Menu .

  3. Go to Settings → Routes to parking.

  4. Enable the option Routes to parking.