Widgets

A widget is a small block on the home screen of your device that gives you quick access to Yandex services, the weather forecast, and other information.

Widget types

1x1 widget (Alice or Yandex.Search)

This widget is a button that activates Alice. No settings.

4x1 widget (search bar)

This widget is a search bar that takes up the whole width of the screen or a half of it. No settings.

You can also add a search bar to the notification bar or to the lock screen of your device. For installation and setup instructions, go to Search bar.

4x1 widget (search bar)

This widget is a search bar with a button to activate Alice. It has several design options, and you can pick a dark or light background. No settings.

You can also add a search bar to the notification bar or to the lock screen of your device. For installation and setup instructions, go to Search bar.

4x3 widget

This widget gives you quick access to Yandex.Search and the voice assistant Alice. It also has informers that show you the date and time, the temperature outside, traffic levels, and battery charge.

You can change the widget size, add new informers, or rearrange them. To learn how to change widget settings, see Android widget in Help.

4x4 widget

There are two versions of this widget. It provides quick access to Yandex.Search, has information about the outside temperature, and may also contain useful widgets and the latest news.

You can change the widget size, add new informers, or rearrange them. To learn how to change widget settings, see Android widget in Help.

Add a widget to the screen

  1. On your device home screen, tap and hold an empty space.
  2. Tap Widgets.
  3. In the widget list, select Yandex.
  4. Pick a Yandex widget in the thumbnail list and drag it to a free area on the screen.

Remove a widget from the screen

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. Tap Delete.
  3. Confirm deletion.

Why do I have multiple identical widgets?

Widgets are built into many Yandex mobile apps, for example, Disk, Maps, Metro, Navigator and Keyboard. A widget can also be installed as a separate Android app. That's why it's possible to have several identical widgets appear on your device.

You can remove the widgets you don't want.

Why is a widget not getting updated?

Here are the most common reasons why widgets might not show updated information:

No internet connection

Make sure your device is connected to the internet.

Power saving mode is enabled

Power saving mode prevents widgets from updating in background mode.

Open your device settings and make sure that this mode is off or turn it off. Power saving mode may also turn on automatically when your device battery is low.