How to Change Yahoo Password for Different Devices?

| Updated on February 13, 2024

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.

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Changing the Yahoo Password from a Desktop or Mobile Web Browser

You can open a browser on your computer or mobile and change the password as follows:

  • Log in to your Yahoo account using a username and password.
Yahoo Sign in Page
  • Click on the option ‘Account Info’ that will take you to Yahoo account info page and then click on ‘Account Security’.
Yahoo Account info
  • From the options available on the next page, click on the one that says ‘Change Password’.
Click on Change password Under the Account Security Page
  • On the next page, set a new password for your Yahoo account and enter it two times for confirmation.
set a new password or confirm password
  • Click ‘Continue’ and from that time onwards you will be able to log in to your Yahoo account using the new passcode.
press on continue

You can also watch the video and follow the steps-

Changing the Yahoo Password from Yahoo Mobile App

If you use your Yahoo account through the app on your Android phone, here are the steps to change the password in that case:

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app and log in to your Yahoo account.
  2. Hit the Menu icon in the upper left corner.
  3. The tap ‘Manage Accounts’ and then press ‘Account info’.
  4. Hit the option ‘Security settings’ and enter your security code.
  5. First press ‘Change password’ and then press ‘I would rather change my password’. 
  6. 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:

  1. Go to the following link-
  2. Enter the Yahoo email address in the given text field and click on ‘Continue’.
  3. Enter the last two digits of your mobile number and then click on ‘Submit’.
  4. Click on ‘Yes, send me a code’ when asked for ‘Do you have this phone?’
Click on Yes, send me a code
  1. Next, you will receive a verification code on your mobile number that you have to enter and click on ‘Verify’.
  2. After that, you will be allowed to change your Yahoo password and click on ‘Continue’ to save the changes.

Adding a phone number to your account is also useful in recovering your hacked Yahoo account.

Using a Secondary Email Address

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:

  1. Go to the following link-
  2. Enter the Yahoo email address for which you want to reset the password.
  3. Click on ‘I don’t have access’ option when asked to enter the mobile number.
  4. When asked to select the recovery option, click on the email address to receive the code.
  5. Enter the verification code received on your secondary email address and click on ‘Verify’
Enter code and verify your Yahoo account
  1. 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.

Kanika Singh

Webmail and Internet Expert

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