Browser (classic interface)

Turbo mode

When the internet connection is slow, the browser turns on Turbo mode. This helps speed up page loading and saves your traffic.

Pages load faster because the amount of data is reduced: page contents are compressed on Yandex servers before sending them to the browser, and “heavy” page elements (such as multimedia) are not loaded at all.

How Turbo mode works

Turbo mode is enabled automatically by default when the download speed is less than 128 Kbit/s. When activated, the right half of the SmartBox displays the Turbo icon . When the speed reaches 512 Kbit/s or higher, Turbo mode is deactivated and the icon disappears.

Note. You can also turn Turbo mode on or off permanently in Settings.

When Turbo mode is on, the browser blocks certain website elements, including multimedia. A placeholder is shown instead:

To load blocked content, click this placeholder. To load all blocked page elements, click the Turbo icon , then click the Show all button.

Compressing video

In Turbo mode, the browser can also compress a video, which is played when you click the placeholder. Compressed video allows you to additionally reduce traffic up to 70%, but reduces the video quality. There is an option in Settings for whether to compress video.

To disable video compression for a specific page, click the Turbo icon , then click the Disable button in the window that opens.


Tip. To quickly go to the settings, click the Turbo icon

In the top right corner of the browser window

. In the window that opens, click Settings.

You can change the settings for Turbo mode:

  1. Click the button

    In the top right corner of the browser window

  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Turbo section, set the desired options for Turbo mode.

    More information

    Automatically enable for low connection speedsThe browser uses this mode by default.
    Always onTurbo mode is always on, and the icon is displayed in the right part of the SmartBox. For a fast internet connection, Turbo mode might slow down page loading.
    OffTurbo mode is disabled. When the internet connection is slow, the SmartBox displays the icon (enabling Turbo mode is recommended).
    Notify me about changes in connection speedSelect this option if you want to see browser messages about changes to your connection speed and Turbo mode.
    Compress videoTurn this option on if you want to view compressed videos in Turbo mode.

Turbo mode
video compression
Turbo settings
speeds up browsing on slow connections
traffic reduction