Widgets are small blocks you can use to access Yandex services, weather forecast, and other information quickly from your device's Home screen.
Types of widgets
- Tap (profile picture).
- Choose a color theme.
The widget is a button for opening Yandex Games. It has no settings.
The widget is a half-screen or full-screen search bar.
To change the widget color scheme:
Available in black and white. The widget is a search bar. There is also a widget with the Smart Camera. It has no settings.
You can also add a search bar to the notification bar or the device's lock screen. For installation and configuration instructions, see Search bar.
The widget contains information about the outdoor temperature and the weather forecast for the day by the hour. You can change the widget background and your location.
The widget provides quick access to Yandex search, contains information about traffic and battery charge, and shows the date, time, and the weather forecast for the day by the hour. You can change the widget background and your location.
The widget provides quick access to Yandex search and shows the date, time, and the weather forecast for the day. You can change the widget size, add new widgets, or swap them.
The widget provides quick access to Yandex search, and some services. It also contains information about the dollar and euro exchange rates and traffic, and shows the date, time, and weather forecast for the day. You can change the widget size, add new Yandex services, or swap them.
Add to screen
- On the device's Home screen, tap and hold an empty space.
- Tap Widgets.
- In the list of widgets, choose Yandex Start.
- Choose the Yandex widget you like from the thumbnail list, tap and drag it to an empty area on the screen.
Remove the widget from the screen
- Tap and hold the widget.
- Tap Delete.
- Confirm the deletion.
Why do I have several identical widgets?
The widget is embedded in multiple Yandex mobile apps, such as Yandex Disk, Yandex Maps, Yandex Metro, Yandex Navigator, and Yandex Keyboard. It's also available as a full-fledged app for Android. This is how multiple identical widgets may appear on your device.
If necessary, delete the widgets you don't need from the screen.
Why the widget doesn't update
The most common reasons why the widget doesn't update are:
- Open the device settings and choose.
- On a mobile device, make sure there are no restrictions for the apps to run in the background. On the tablet, enable the Allow background activity option.
Make sure your device is connected to the internet.
In power saving mode, widgets can't update in the background.
Open the device settings and make sure power saving mode is off. It's also possible that power saving mode on your device turns on automatically when the battery is low.
To update, the widget needs to run in the background. To do this: