Necessary permissions

Some accesses and permissions that the Yandex app needs to run are requested when you install it. You can also grant some of them later. To do this, open your device settings and select AppsYandexPermissions.


Required for generating search suggestions, cards, and push notifications based on user location.

Phone access

Required for caller ID.

Contact access

Required for caller ID.

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 and talking to Alice.

Access the camera

Required for image search, the QR code scanner, and the voice assistant (Alice).

Internet access

Required for internet search, card and widget updates, and caller ID.

Permission to show push notifications

Required to get information messages and warnings from Yandex services.