Yandex.Navigator map

Map adjustment buttons


Increases and decreases the map scale.


Other ways to change map scale:

  • Pinch or spread the map using your fingers.

  • Turn on Autozoom to automatically adjust your map scale during your trip.

  • On some phone models you can also configure additional methods for changing the scale, such as by using the volume buttons to do this.

Determining location. This button is displayed if your location is beyond the boundaries of the displayable map or it can't be detected.

Tap this button to find your current location. It is marked as .

Learn more in the Your current location section.

Compass. The compass needle is oriented along with the map in the direction that you are moving.

Tap this button to lock the orientation of the map (so that north is always up).


You can also lock the map position using the North is always up setting (see the Maps: Appearance section).

Road events. Tap this button to add a road event at the selected point.

Traffic jams. Tap the button to enable or disable the display of traffic jams.

Voice commands. Tap the button to enable voice commands in the app.

Parking. Tap the button to enable or disable the display of parking spaces.

Customizing the map's appearance

To customize your map's appearance:

  1. Tap Menu .

  2. Go to Settings, then:

    • Map typeMap or Satellite mode.

    • Night mode — Screen adjustment for dark conditions. To switch the mode manually, tap On or Off. To allow the mode to switch itself automatically, tap Auto.

    • 3D mode — 3D map display.

    • Autozoom — Automatically change the map scale when driving.

    • North is always up — Locks the map's orientation.


      If this setting is enabled, then the number of lanes is not displayed while en route.

    • Cursor — Choose the icon type for showing your car on the map.