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

Note. This feature is available for devices running on iOS 14.0 and higher.
Picture of the day widget

This widget gives you quick access to Yandex.Search and Alice. It also has information about the outside temperature, traffic, and currency exchange rates.

Weather widget

This widget displays information about the weather in your part of a city or town. You can choose between two designs when you add it to your screen.

Weather widget (customizable)

This widget displays information about the weather in your part of a city or town. You can choose between daily and hourly forecasts in the widget settings.

Add a widget to the screen

  1. Update the Yandex app to the latest version and open it.
  2. On your device home screen, tap and hold an empty space.
  3. In the upper-right corner, tap and select Yandex from the widget list.
  4. Select a Yandex widget that you like from the thumbnail list and tap Add Widget.

Configure a widget

Set your city manually

The information in the widget is displayed for your city, which is determined automatically.

To set your city manually:

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, tap Edit Widget.
  3. In the City field, tap Automatically.
  4. Start typing the city name in the search bar and select the city from the list.
Select daily or hourly forecasts
Note. This feature is only available for the customizable Weather widget.
  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, tap Edit Widget.
  3. In the Forecast by field, select day or hour.
Enable the precipitation map
Note. This feature is only available for the customizable Weather widget.
  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, tap Edit Widget.
  3. Enable the Precipitation map option.

Remove a widget from the screen

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

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.