Frequently asked questions for Opera Mini for Android

I just upgraded to the new Opera Mini and everything looks different. Where is everything?

The new Opera Mini shares a lot of its appearance and functionality with Opera for Android. If you recently upgraded, get oriented and read answers to frequently asked questions about the new look and feel.

How do I add a page to Speed Dial?

From Speed Dial, tap the + icon to add a Speed Dial entry. Then, enter the page’s address.

If you want to add a page you are currently viewing, tap the + on the left side of the address bar. Then, select Speed Dial.

How do I save a page for offline use?

Tap the + on the left side of the address bar. Then, select Save for offline. This adds the page to a Speed Dial group named Saved pages, which you can view without an internet connection.

Can I change where downloads are saved?

When you download a file, Opera shows you the name, size and destination of the download. If you’d like to save the file to a different location, tap on the small gray triangle above the Save button and select your desired folder. The folder you choose will be remembered for the next download.

What is night mode?

Night mode dims your screen so you can read more comfortably in the dark. Opera Mini’s smart night mode includes two different settings for your screen: one that dims and one that reduces blue light. Less blue light can help you get to sleep more naturally.

To turn on night mode:

  1. Tap the settings cogwheel icon in the main menu.
  2. Tap Night mode…
  3. Tick the box next to Enabled.

To reduce blue light, tick the box next to Reduce eye strain. Use the slider to adjust the brightness of your screen.

What is Extreme data-savings mode?

Extreme savings gives you the tried and true compression used in previous versions. This compression is heavy-duty, packing pages, images and text down to as little as 10% of their original size. It’s great for travel when you are worried about roaming or for when you encounter congested networks where you may see a significant increase in connection speeds. Extreme-savings mode uses servers to break down webpages and deliver the juicy content, without all the frills. Pages may not render exactly as intended, but you’ll see amazing results in the amount of data being saved.

Is Opera Mini secure?

The traffic between your device and our servers is encrypted when browsing secure webpages. However, Opera Mini’s cloud-based compression technology must have access to the unencrypted version of the webpage to compress the data. Therefore, no strict end-to-end encryption between the client and the remote web server is possible.

Where is the “Fit to screen” text wrapping feature?

To enable or disable text wrapping:

  1. Tap the settings cogwheel icon in the main menu.
  2. Tick the box next to Text wrap.

Can I download media files?

Yes. Long-press the content you wish to download and select Download. Please note that many websites only offer media content as streams that cannot be downloaded.

How can I save and download videos within Opera Mini’s video player?

Tap on a video and you will have the option to watch now or download it to watch later. To save it for later, just tap the Save button. To change the file name, type a new name on the first line; to change the download location, choose a new folder from the pull-down menu.

Why can’t I save and download some videos?

The save and download feature doesn’t work with sites that have their own video player, e.g., YouTube and Dailymotion.

Does Opera Mini for Android support Flash?

Unfortunately, no. Adobe no longer supports Adobe Flash Player on Android devices. Most video sites now offer content as HTML5 video, instead.

Can Opera Mini for Android block ads?

Yes. If you block ads, pages will load faster and look cleaner.

To block ads:

  1. Select Savings mode in the main menu.
  2. Tick the box next to Block ads.

More answers can be found in the Opera forums