Voice-activated control

Tap on the map or say Hey Yandex! to enable voice-activated control in the app.

When you are invited to “speak,” say your desired command.

Attention.

Voice commands may be turned off when your smartphone is playing music.

Voice-activated control is enabled in the app by default. If you disabled it, then you can reenable it as follows:

  1. Tap on the lower part of the screen. The toolbar opens.

  2. Tap Menu .

  3. Go to Settings → Sound.
  4. Enable Voice activation.

Voice commands

Note.

To view a list of possible voice commands tap .

The app interprets a pause as the end of a voice command; alternately, you can tap Done.

Voice commands that the app recognizes:

Goal Command More info...

Launch voice-activated control in the app

Hey, Yandex!

Set route to point plotted on map

Go to + <destination point>

Say “Go!” and name your destination point. Points can have the following types of names:

  • names of points from your My Places list (for example, “Home”)
  • address (building number and street name, for example “16 Fifth St”.)
  • place name (for example, “Central Park”).

Enable step-by-step navigation

OK

Say “Go!” if you want to use this route.

This command works if your route was set using voice-activated control.

The command does not work, or you plotted the route manually when you were asked “What did you mean by that?” or when you placed a point on the map.

Cancel step-by-step navigation

Cancel

Say “Cancel” to cancel your route.

This command works if your route was set using voice-activated control.

The command doesn't work if you set your route manually, or in response to “What did you have in mind?”, or by highlighting a point on the map.

Add a road alert to the map

Traffic accident + <lane>

Name the type of event and the lane affected (left, middle or right). For example,“Accident. Left lane ”.

Enable or disable the display of traffic jams

Show/hide traffic jams

To see traffic jams, say “Show traffic jams”.

To disable the display of traffic jams, say “Hide traffic jams”.

Find the closest place of a given type

Closest + <type of place>

Say “Closest...” and the type of place (for example, “gas station” or “Pharmacy”).

The program will show you a list of such places.

Choose one of them to set your route there.

Find a parking space Find a parking space The app will lay out a parking route.