Notifications

Yandex services use push notifications to send different helpful messages such as weather warnings and traffic data.

Viewing notifications

If you missed a notification, you can view it later. To do this:

  1. Tap (profile picture).
  2. Go to Notifications.

Unread notifications have a blue background. To mark a notification as read, to the right of it, tap  → Mark as read.

Enabling or disabling notifications

To enable notifications:

  1. Tap (profile picture).
  2. Go to Notifications.
  3. To the right of Notifications, tap  → Settings.
  4. Deactivate the option for each notification you don't want to receive.

Notifications about reviews and ratings

Yandex sends notifications offering to tell you about places, movies, and other things you viewed from the search results, as well as to leave a review about a place you have recently visited. This data helps to improve the quality of search results. It's shown to those people who are looking for something similar.

If you don't want to receive such notifications, disable them:

  1. Go back to the top of the page.
  2. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  3. Go to Push notifications.
  4. Disable the following options:
    • Survey reminders, if you don't want to leave reviews about places, movies, and so on.

    • Opinion about different places, if you don't want to leave reviews about places you've visited.
    • Visited places, if you don't want to leave reviews about the places you visited today.
    • Reaction to reviews and ratings, if you don't want to receive notifications about reactions to your reviews.

Problems with notifications

I don't receive notifications

To receive notifications, you need to allow them in your device settings and the app settings.

App settings
  1. Tap (profile picture).
  2. Tap App settings → Push notifications.
  3. Make sure all the necessary permissions are granted.
Device settings
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. In the list of installed apps, choose Yandex Start.
  3. Make sure Notifications are allowed.
Notifications are silent

By default, notification sounds are off. You can enable them in your device settings.

Note. This feature is available on devices running Android 8.0 and later. Depending on the device, the path may differ.
  1. In the device settings, go to Apps and notifications → Notifications → Show all apps → Yandex Start.
  2. Select the type of notification, such as weather, and tap Notification.
  3. Repeat the action for all the types of notifications you need.
I disabled notifications but still receive them

Make sure that all notifications are disabled.

App settings

Make sure push notifications are disabled. Tap (profile picture) → App settings → Push notifications.

Device settings

  1. Open the device settings.
  2. In the list of installed apps, choose Yandex Start.
  3. Make sure Notifications are not allowed.
The number of notifications on the app icon is annoying
Remove the number of notifications from the app icon
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. In the list of installed apps, choose Yandex Start.
  3. Make sure Notifications are not allowed.
Remove the number of notifications from the bell icon

Mark all notifications on the bell icon as read.