Caller ID

The caller ID can tell you who's calling if the incoming number isn't on your contact list.

Unknown numbers are run through a database that's regularly updated with the help of app user reviews among other data. The database is downloaded to your device when you enable caller ID for the first time. It takes up about 15 MB.

The numbers are run through the database as well. If you get a call from a company that's in the Yandex Business Directory, you can see its name and . If an organization couldn't be recognized, the app tells you a probable category of the call. For example, “Possible ad”.

The caller ID has no access to the content of your calls and messages.

Enabling and disabling

  1. Open your device settings.
  2. Select Phone → Call Blocking & Identification.
  3. Next to Yandex, switch the option to on or off.

Leave feedback on a number

If you want to report a number or the app incorrectly identified the call category, leave your feedback. You can do this at any time.

If you receive a call
  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. To the right of the call, tap .
  3. Select Share Contact → Check in Yandex (or Share Contact → More → Check in Yandex → Done).
  4. Answer the questions.
If you receive an SMS
  1. Open the message.
  2. To the right of the caller's name or number, tap .
  3. Tap the contact name or number again and select Share Contact → Check in Yandex (or Share Contact → More → Check in Yandex → Done).
  4. Answer the questions.

Block a phone number

The caller ID doesn't block numbers automatically.

If you receive a call
  1. In the Phone app, open the Recent tab.
  2. To the right of the call, tap .
  3. Select Block this Caller.
If you receive an SMS
  1. Open the message.
  2. To the right of the caller's name or number, tap .
  3. Tap the contact name or number again and select Block this Caller.

To view your list of blocked numbers, open your device settings and select Phone → Call Blocking & Identification.

Change the phone number category

If the phone number category is identified incorrectly, leave feedback. The category will change as soon as we collect enough feedback.

If the phone number belongs to your organization, add it to the Yandex Business Directory.

To delete the phone number from our database, contact support.

Update the phone number database

  1. Tap  → Caller ID.
  2. Tap .