How to Change or Reset Yahoo Password?

You may want to change or reset your Yahoo password in order to keep your account secure or regain access to it.

We will discuss the various ways to reset and change the Yahoo password in this article. You may use the below mentioned quick links for easier navigation through the contents of this article:


How to change Yahoo password?

You can change your Yahoo password on any device using either the Yahoo Mail application or internet browser after logging in. However, if you have forgotten the password, you would have to reset the same to be able to log in to your account.

How to change yahoo password on Android

Use the following steps to change the password for your Yahoo mail on your Android phone or tablet:

  1. Firstly open the Yahoo Mail app and go to the profile tab at the top left corner as shown in the below image.


  2. Then go to Manage accounts.


  3. Now tap on the Account info option just below the account name.


  4. In the Account security section, select Security settings.


  5. Confirm your identity by entering the device PIN, pattern or finger print.


  6. Scroll to find and tap on the Change password option.


  7. Subsequently click on “I would rather change my password” option at the bottom as shown in the image below.


  8. Now enter the new password and re-enter it in the new field. Then tap Continue.


  9. Finally tap on the I’ll secure my account later option to skip updating recovery options and continue using the account.

How to change yahoo password on iPhone

The Android and iOS versions of the Yahoo Mail app have similar interface hence the steps to change the Yahoo account password remains the same.

Use the following steps to change the password for your Yahoo mail on your iPhone:

  1. Firstly open the Yahoo Mail app and go to the profile tab located in the top left corner.


  2. Subsequently go to Manage accounts.
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  3. After that, tap on the Account info option as shown in the below image.


  4. Open the Security settings from the account security section.
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  5. Confirm by entering the PIN or finger print that is used to unlock the device.

  6. Now click on the option Change password as shown in the image below.


  7. Subsequently select the I would rather change my password option at the bottom as shown in the below image.


  8. Type the new password and retype the new password in respective fields then tap Continue.
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  9. Lastly tap the I’ll secure my account later option to skip adding recovery options and continue using your account.

How to change yahoo password on a PC

There is no Yahoo Mail application for PCs. However, you can use the internet browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, etc. to change the Yahoo password on your Windows, MAC or any other OS PCs.

Moreover, you can use an internet browser even on mobile phones to change or reset your Yahoo password, but using the Yahoo Mail app is preferred.

Use the following steps to change your Yahoo password on a computer or laptop (Windows, MAC, Linux, etc.):

  1. Firstly go to Yahoo mail and log in to your account.

  2. Click on the Profile tab in the top right corner then select Account info as shown in the below image.
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  3. Now go to the Account security section from the left panel.


  4. Subsequently scroll down and click on the Change password option.
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  5. Enter the new password for your account and click Continue.
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  6. Finally click on the Looks good option to skip updating recovery options and continue using your account.
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How to reset Yahoo password if forgotten?

If you have forgotten your Yahoo password, you can easily reset it using the recovery options that you had set in the past.

There is at least one recovery option compulsory for every Yahoo account that is added automatically while creating a Yahoo account. However, we recommend you have recovery options as many as possible so that you don’t have to face any problem even in the condition of inaccessibility of one or more recovery emails or phone numbers.

These are the various ways to reset your Yahoo password depending on the recovery option:

Reset password using email

Use the following steps to reset Yahoo mail password using recovery email:

  1. Firstly go to Yahoo Mail, go to Sign in and enter the username, email, or phone number associated with your account.

  2. Click on Forgot password on the enter password page.


  3. From the list of available recovery options select Email a code. However, the recovery options may vary depending on the options you have set in the past.


  4. Now enter the complete recovery email address and click Send.
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  5. Subsequently enter the verification code that you would have received on your recovery email and click Verify.


  6. Then enter the new password and click Continue. On the next screen, again click Continue.


  7. Finally click on the Looks good option to skip updating recovery options and use your account.

Reset password using phone number

Use the following steps to reset Yahoo mail password using recovery phone number:

  1. Firstly go to Yahoo Mail, go to Sign in and enter the username, email, or phone number associated with your account.

  2. Now click on the Forgot password option.
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  3. From the list of available recovery options select the recovery phone number.
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  4. Subsequently enter the verification code that you would have received on your recovery phone number and click Verify.


  5. Then enter the new password and click Continue. On the next screen, again click Continue.
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  6. Finally click on the Looks good option to skip updating recovery options and use your account.
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Reset password using other options

You can use other options such as Google account, security questions, etc. to reset your Yahoo password.

Click on the I need more options below the list of recovery options to see the complete list of available options.


How to find the Yahoo password without resetting it?

Well, there is no way Yahoo will let you see your password. Also, Yahoo won’t let your new password be the same as or variation of any of your old passwords.

However, there is a way you can see your Yahoo password if you are using a password manager.

Use the following steps to view your Yahoo mail password saved on chrome password manager:

  1. Firstly click on the profile icon in the top right of your Chrome tab.
  2. Scroll down to find the mail.yahoo.com website and click on the eye icon along with it.
  3. Finally enter the security password to view the Yahoo mail password without resetting it.

Conclusion

You can change or reset your Yahoo password from the internet browser on mobile phone and PC and Yahoo Mail application on a mobile phone.

After reading this article you can change or reset your Yahoo password and even see it without resetting it if you are using a password manager such as Chrome Password Manager.

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FAQs

How to reset yahoo password without access to phone?
You can select the email address to receive verification code to reset password. Other that that, you can also select the I need more options on the recovery options page to see the complete list of available options to recover your account.

How to reset password with security questions?
Yahoo has stopped resetting passwords with security questions.
However, if you are using an old account and haven’t disabled security questions from the account settings, you can reset the password by clicking on the I need more options at the bottom of ‘recovery options’ page.

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