Syncing data

Syncing is the exchange of data between Yandex apps and browsers on your devices. For intermediate data storage, the Yandex server is used. Data is passed to it over a secure channel, while passwords are passed in an encrypted format. Data on the server is protected by the authorization system used on Yandex services. Syncing allows you to access data from all your devices and restore data if your device is lost or broken.

Note. Syncing is only available on Android devices.
  1. How syncing works
  2. Enable syncing
  3. Change the list of data to sync
  4. Disable syncing

How syncing works

After you enable syncing, data will be synced each time you change data that is stored on the server. For example, when you add a bookmark on your device, the app sends it to the server and simultaneously downloads all the changes made on your other devices since the last sync.

Use syncing to:

  • Use the password manager on your synced devices (automatic entry of passwords, encrypted password vault, and recovery of website access if you forget your master password).
  • View open tabs and bookmarks across synced devices.
  • Recover passwords, bookmarks, tabs, and app settings, even if something goes wrong with your device.
  • Configure the app similarly on all your devices.

You can turn off syncing or adjust the list of data to sync at any time when using the browser.

Enable syncing

In order for syncing to work you have to:

  • Have the Yandex app or Yandex Browser installed on all your devices (computer, smartphone, tablet).
  • Use the same Yandex ID on all your devices.

To enable syncing:

  1. At the bottom, tap  → .
  2. Tap Enable syncing.
  3. Select the account you want, or tap Add account and enter your Yandex login and password.
    Tip. If you aren't registered on Yandex, tap Register and fill out the account information.

Change the list of data to sync

  1. At the bottom, tap  → .
  2. Tap Syncing.
  3. Disable or enable the necessary options (Bookmarks, Passwords, Input forms, and Open tabs).

Disable syncing

  1. At the bottom, tap  → .
  2. Tap Syncing.
  3. Tap Disable syncing.