Log in to Yandex

  1. Configure login methods
  2. Switch between accounts
  3. How to log in to Yandex on a third-party device safely

To use Yandex personal services (Yandex.Mail, Yandex.Disk, and so forth), log in to your account using one of the following methods:

Configure login methods

You can choose how to log in to your account:
  1. Open the Security tab.
  2. In the Login method section, click on the current login method and select:
    • Password + SMS : This is safer than logging in with just a password. To log in, you need to enter your password first, and then an SMS code. In this case, even if hackers have learned your password, they won't be able to log into your account without access to your phone.
    • One-time password is a secure method. To log in, you need to enter a one-time password from the Yandex Key app.
    • Password + one-time password is the most secure method. To log in, you need first to enter a standard password and then a one-time password from the Yandex Key or another app based on the TOTP RFC algorithm.
    • Standard password: This is the simplest method. To log in, you just need to enter your password. This is not a secure method, because hackers who learned your password can easily log into your account.
  3. If necessary, enable additional methods that don't require you to enter a password:

Switch between accounts

If you have multiple Yandex accounts, you can switch between them without entering your username and password. To do this, click your profile picture in the upper-right corner and select an account from the list or add a new one.

A list of three accounts will unfold from the name in the header.

You can also select an account you use on other Yandex services that support this function. The account you select will be the main one and will be used to log in to services that currently don't allow you to switch between accounts.

You can add up to 15 accounts to the list. To delete an account from the list, switch to that account and click Log out. The account will disappear from the list and you'll automatically be logged in to the next one.

How to log in to Yandex on a third-party device safely

After logging in to Yandex, you will only have to enter your password again on this device if you don't log in to Yandex services for three months or more. This is convenient for personal or home computers, but can be dangerous on public computers (for example, in an internet cafe): if you forget to log out of your account, the next person with the same computer will get access to your data.

To protect your account on someone else's computer, use incognito mode in the browserincognito mode in the browser.

If there is no browser that supports incognito mode on the computer:

  • Turn off the autofill and passwords saving optionsautofill and passwords saving options.

  • Before you start, clear the cache and delete cookies.

  • When finish:

    • Log out of your account — click your portrait in the upper-right corner and choose Log out in the drop-down menu.
    • Clear the cache again and delete cookies.
  • If you forgot to log out of your account on someone else's device, click the Log out on all devices link on the Security tab.