Turbo mode

Turbo mode saves traffic. It is activated in the browser when your internet connection is slow. Turbo mode loads pages faster when you are using a USB modem or public Wi-Fi, and can also help you save money on traffic when roaming or when you are reaching your data limit on your plan.

When Turbo mode is on, the page loading indicator turns blue.

Attention. Turbo mode is not intended as a way to bypass blocks on sites. It is designed to compress traffic and accelerate access to sites. However, blocked resources might occasionally become available as a result of compressing HTTP traffic.
  1. Automatic activation
  2. Manual activation
  3. Disabling video compression
  4. Disabling Turbo mode

Automatic activation

Restriction. In Turbo mode, only data from webpages you open in the browser ends up on Yandex servers. Personal data that you enter during online payments and in login forms does not end up on Yandex servers because Turbo mode does not apply to pages that are secured using the HTTPS protocol.

There are two thresholds that determine when Turbo mode switches on and off:

  • Turbo mode is activated when the connection speed falls below 128 Kbit/s, and remains on until the speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s.
  • When the connection speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s, Turbo automatically switches off (and the icon in the SmartBox disappears). Turbo mode remains off until the speed falls below 128 Kbit/s.

    Restriction. You can't adjust the speed thresholds for switching Turbo mode on and off.

Manual activation

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap About the site.
  3. Turn on Turbo.

Disabling video compression

By default, the browser compresses video when Turbo mode is on. Playback of the compressed video begins when you tap the placeholder. Compressed video additionally saves up to 70% of traffic, but reduces the video quality. To view video without loss of quality, disable video compression for the tab or entirely.

To disable video compression:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Turbo Mode.
  4. Turn off Video compression.

Disabling Turbo mode

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap About the site.
  3. Turn off Turbo mode.

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