How to Change A Password in Yahoo! Mail

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Changing your password is a good idea if you think that someone else has figured out your password or if you just haven't changed your password in a while -- or ever. If you are already logged into Yahoo! Mail, you can change your password from the account settings page. If you can't remember your password, you can recover it using your mobile phone or recovery email address.

Changing Your Password (Desktop)

  1. Log into the Yahoo! Mail website. If you have access to your account, you can change your password from the Yahoo! Mail inbox. Visit mail.yahoo.com and sign in with your Yahoo! account.
    • If you don't remember your password or are locked out of your account, see the Resetting a Forgotten Password section below.
  2. Hold your cursor over the Gear button in the upper-right corner. You'll find it next to your Yahoo! account name at the top of the page. When you hold your cursor over the gear, a menu appears.
  3. Select "Account Info." You'll find this at the bottom of the menu.
    • You can also visit yahoo.com/account if you are having problems with the menu.
  4. Click the "Account security" menu. You'll find this listed on the left side of the Account Info page.
  5. Enter your password. You'll need to enter your password in order to proceed to the Account Security page. If you password is saved in your browser, you can usually just double-click the password field to select it.
    • If you don't remember your password, see the next section.
  6. Click the "Change password" link. You'll find this at the top of the "Account security" page.
  7. Create a new password. You'll need to enter the password twice to confirm it. Your password change will take effect immediately, and you'll be signed out of all of your connected devices.
    • Make sure you create a unique password for your email account that you don't use anywhere else.
  8. Sign in with your new password. You'll need to sign back into Yahoo! Mail on any of the devices or programs you were signed in on. For example, if you have your Yahoo! account added to your iPhone, you'll need to enter your new password in the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section of the iPhone's Settings app. The process for logging back in will vary depending on the device or program.

Changing Your Password (Mobile)

  1. Open the Yahoo! Mail website on your mobile device. You can change your password directly from the Yahoo! Mail website on your mobile device.
    • If you're using the Yahoo! Mail mobile app, you'll need to open the Yahoo! Mail website in your mobile browser to change your password. You cannot change your password through the mobile app.
  2. Log in with your Yahoo! account. You'll need to be logged in with your Yahoo! account before you can change the password for it.
    • If you don't remember your password or are locked out, see the Resetting a Forgotten Password section below.
  3. Tap the Menu (☰) button in the upper-left corner. This will open the Yahoo! Mail menu.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap "Options." This will display your account settings.
  5. Tap "Change Password." You'll find this towards the bottom of the menu.
  6. Create a new password. You'll be prompted to enter the new password twice to confirm it. If you have had the Yahoo! Mail site open for a while, you may be prompted to log in again before you can change your password.
  7. Use your new password to sign in. After changing your password, you'll need to enter it everywhere that you're logged in with your Yahoo! account.

Resetting a Forgotten Password

  1. Visit the Yahoo! account recovery website. If you don't remember your password, or you are locked out of your account, visit https://login.yahoo.com/forgot? to start the account recovery process.
    • The process for this is the same for desktop and mobile devices.
  2. Enter your Yahoo! email address or phone number. The phone number will need to have been previously associated with the account. You cannot add a phone number if you don't have access to the account.
    • If you have a recovery email address associated with your account, you can enter it instead.
  3. Choose how to receive your Account Key. If you have a phone number or recovery email address associated with your account, you can have a code texted or emailed to you. This code will allow you to change your account's password.
    • If you're not attempting the reset from a known browser, you may be prompted to answer security questions before receiving an Account Key. You may also be asked about people in your contacts list, or asked to enter an old password.
    • If you don't have a phone number or recovery email associated with your account, or no longer have access to the ones that are, you will not be able to recover your account. Yahoo! is not able to provide phone support and reset your password, so you'll have to create a new account.
  4. Enter the code you receive. After a few moments, you'll receive either a text on your phone or an email in your recovery account with a code to enter into the Yahoo! account recovery page. Enter this code and you'll be taken to the password creation page.
  5. Create a new password. Enter your new password twice to confirm it. Creating a new password will sign you out of all of your connected devices.
    • Your password should be unique to Yahoo! Mail. Using the same password for multiple accounts is a major security risk.
  6. Sign in with your new password. Now that you've created a new password, you can use it to sign into Yahoo! Mail. You'll need to sign back in for all of your connected devices or programs, such as Outlook or your Android phone. The process for changing account information varies depending on your device.

Tips

  • You should always choose a password that contains both lowercase and uppercase letters, as well as special characters and numbers.
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