Sync settings

Syncing involves data exchange between browsers on your devices. Data is stored temporarily on the Yandex server and transmitted over a secure channel. Passwords are transmitted in 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.

  1. How syncing works
  2. Enable syncing
  3. Change the list of data to sync
  4. Disable syncing

How syncing works

By default, passwords, sites on the Tableau, bookmarks, autofill forms, and open tabs are synced.

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 to your smartphone, the browser sends it to the server and simultaneously downloads all the changes you made on other devices (since the last sync).

Use syncing to:

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 Yandex Browser installed on all the devices (computer, smartphone, tablet).
  • Use the same Yandex account on all the devices.

To enable syncing:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Enable syncing.
  4. Enter your username and password or select an account from the list.

    Tip. If you don't have a Yandex account, tap Register and fill out the account information.
  5. Tap Log in.

To see a list of all the data that was synced, tap More.

Change the list of data to sync

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Syncing.
  4. Disable or enable the options you need (passwords, Tableau sites, bookmarks, autofill forms, and open tabs).

Disable syncing

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Syncing.
  4. Tap Disable syncing.

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