Permissions

The Yandex Start app requests some accesses and permissions it needs to work correctly during installation. You can also grant some of them later.

  1. What permissions does the Yandex app need to work?
  2. How do I grant permissions after installing the app?

What permissions does the Yandex app need to work?

Location

Required for generating search suggestions and push notifications based on the user's location.

Phone access

Required for Caller ID.

Access to contacts

Required for Caller ID to work correctly.

Pop-up windows

Required for displaying information on the device screen when someone calls (when Caller ID is active).

Microphone access

Required for voice search.

Access to the camera

Required for image search and the QR code scanner.

Access to files
Required for Smart Camera modes (such as Translation, Search, Products).
Internet access

Required for internet search, updating widgets, and for the Caller ID.

Notifications

Required to receive notifications from Yandex services.

How do I grant permissions after installing the app?

If you didn't grant required accesses and permissions when installing the Yandex Start app, you can always do it later:

Note. Depending on the device, the path and names of the menu items may vary.
Location
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Permissions → Location.
  4. Choose Allow.
Phone access
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Permissions → Phone.
  4. Choose Allow.
Access to contacts
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Permissions → Contacts.
  4. Choose Allow.
Pop-up windows
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Always on top → Allow.
Microphone access
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Permissions → Microphone.
  4. Choose Allow only while using the app.
Access to the camera
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Permissions → Camera.
  4. Choose Allow only while using the app.
Access to files
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Choose Apps → Yandex Start.
  3. Tap Permissions → Memory.
  4. Turn on Allow access only to media files.
Internet access
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Tap Connections → SIM card manager.
  3. If your device has multiple SIM cards installed, choose the one you want to use for mobile data exchange.
  4. Enable the Mobile internet.
Notifications
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Tap Apps → Yandex Start → Notifications.
  3. Enable the Allow notifications option.