Changing the Yahoo password is needed in order to prevent illegal access to your account. If you log in to your Yahoo account through public Wi-Fi or using a friend’s device, it is not considered safe at all. So before something worse happens, you must change the password using a secure connection. For doing so, you can go through the given procedures.
The tap ‘Manage Accounts’ and then press ‘Account info’.
Hit the option ‘Security settings’ and enter your security code.
First press ‘Change password’ and then press ‘I would rather change my password’.
Enter a new password, confirm it and press ‘Continue’.
How to Change Yahoo Password on iPhone
Yahoo mail can also be used on iPhone and if you need to change
the password for it, you can do that as follows:
On your iPhone device,
open the Yahoo mail app.
Next, tap the menu icon
shown as three horizontal bars.
Thereafter, tap on the
option ‘Manage Accounts’.
Then, press ‘Account
Info’ and select ‘Security Settings’ given under the ‘Account Security’ tab.
Enter the security code
or you can use Touch ID or Face ID if you have enabled one.
Then select ‘Change
Password’ and click on ‘I would rather change my password’.
Enter the new password
you want to set for your Yahoo account and click ‘Continue’.
This is how you can change the Yahoo password on iPhone.
Recovering Yahoo Mail Password
There can be a situation where you aren’t able to access your Yahoo account. In such cases, you will need to reset the Yahoo password so as to regain access to your account. Here are the steps you need to follow to change the password and recover your Yahoo account:
Using a Phone Number
If you have linked your phone number to your Yahoo account, you can use that to reset your password as follows:
If you have added a secondary email address to your Yahoo account, you can use that as well to reset your Yahoo password. Here are the steps you need to follow to change your Yahoo password using the secondary email address:
Enter the Yahoo email address for which you want to reset the password.
Click on ‘I don’t have access’ option when asked to enter the mobile number.
When asked to select the recovery option, click on the email address to receive the code.
Enter the verification code received on your secondary email address and click on ‘Verify’.
Enter the new password and press ‘Continue’ to change the Yahoo password.’
Secure Your Yahoo Account with Two-Step Verification
We all know it is important to change the Yahoo password to keep it safe and secure. There is another feature provided by Yahoo using which you can add an extra layer of security to your Yahoo account i.e. Two-step verification.
Yahoo’s two-step verification requires you to enter a verification code sent on your phone number in addition to the password to login to your Yahoo account.
When you enable Yahoo’s two-step verification and will use a new device to log in or will make a sign-in attempt for an unknown location, it will ask you to enter the verification code sent on your phone number plus the password of your account. This way it is ensured that no illegal access happens to your account and your information stays safe.