How to Change a Yahoo Mail Password?

Safety requires close attention when it comes to online accounts. Hackers    to obtain your Yahoo Mail login details, and one of the most efficient measures to take to protect yourself is to update your password regularly. After reading this guide, you will be able to change your Yahoo Mail password very easily. If you don’t have an account yet, learn how to create a Yahoo Mail account today.

How to change a Yahoo Mail password?

To change your Yahoo Mail password, you will need to log into your Yahoo Mail account from your web browser first. Once you have signed into your account, follow these steps.

  1. Click the gear icon at the top right of your Yahoo window to access your Yahoo account settings.
  2. Go to your Account Info.
  3. Open your Yahoo Account Security page, and type your current password.
  4. Select “Change password”.
  5. Create a new password for your account. You will be asked to type it twice.
  6. Save the change by clicking “Continue”.

How to recover Yahoo Mail password?

In the event that you are unable to access your Yahoo Mail account, , all you need to do is reset your Yahoo Mail password, and you will be able to sign into your Yahoo Mail account again.  The steps you need to take   to change your Yahoo Mail password and regain access to your Yahoo account are detailed below.

How to recover your Yahoo Mail password with a phone number?

This option allows you to recover your Yahoo Mail account if you have provided a recovery phone number for your account. Do the following to proceed with the recovery.

  1. Go to https://login.yahoo.com/forgot.
  2. Type your Yahoo email address, and click “Continue”.
  3. Select the phone number method, and click “Yes, text me an Account Key”. Yahoo will send you a text with your account key to the registered phone number within minutes.
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  5. Enter your account key, and click “Verify”.
  6. Type your new password, and retype it in the second box.
  7. Click “Continue” to save the change. You have just changed your Yahoo Mail password and can now regain access to your account.

How to recover Yahoo Mail password with a second email address?

Another option to recover your Yahoo Mail account requires that you have registered a recovery email address for your account. Follow these steps to change your Yahoo Mail password without being signed in.

  1. Go to https://login.yahoo.com/forgot.
  2. Type your Yahoo email address, and click “Continue”.
  3. Click “Yes, send me an Account Key” to receive a code to verify your identity.
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  5. Type the account key you have received on your alternate email address.
  6. Click “Verify”.
  7. Enter a new password, and confirm it.
  8. Click “Continue” to save the new password.

How to improve security with two-step authentication?

Changing your Yahoo Mail password from time to time helps secure your account.  Another measure you can take for even better security is enabling two-step authentication for your Yahoo Mail account. Follow these steps to do so.

  1. Go to your Account Security.
  2. Next, go through the two-step verification by clicking on the toggle button to enable the option.
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  4. Type your phone number.
  5. Select the verification method that suits you. You can either choose “Call me” or “Send SMS”.
  6. Type the code you have received, and click “Verify”.

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