How to Enable Access Key for Yahoo Using Yahoo App?

So you’re finally ready to get an access key for Yahoo! Mail. You think it sounds simple enough, but then you can’t find any information on how to go about getting one. Well, that’s because the process of enabling your access key is not as easy as it may seem. But don’t worry – I’m here to help you with these three easy steps!

You can enable the access key for the yahoo using yahoo app by following these steps:

  1. Open the yahoo mail app and login to your account.
  2. Tap the “Hamburger” menu from the Inbox.
  3. There must be a key icon beside your name. Select it.
  4. Now, tap the “Setup Account Key.”
  5. Select “Yes” to get access to Yahoo.
  6. Finally, tap on “Enable Account Key” and you are done.

Read this article till the end to learn more about the access key of Yahoo.

What Is Access Key?

Access Key is an email account security feature that is available to Yahoo! Mail Users. You can use an Access key to login into your Yahoo! Mail account from a new device or browser. You can even add a Recovery Option to your Yahoo! Mail account that will allow you to recover all of your data associated with the Access Key.

Access Key is great for people who are looking to get an account security feature. For example, having the Access Key for your Yahoo! Mail account will give you peace of mind knowing that no one else can access your information without this key.

How To Enable Access Key For Yahoo In Yahoo App

Enabling the access key for yahoo secures your yahoo account. So, if you are looking for a way to enable security for your yahoo account, then you are at the right place. Follow the steps given below to allow access key for yahoo mail easily:

Step 1: Download Yahoo App

Firstly, you need to download Yahoo App on your device. Then, use AppStore or PlayStore to download the app, depending on your device.

yahoo mail app

Step 2: Log In To Your Account

Once you have downloaded and installed the Yahoo app on your device, then open it. Login to your account using the email address and password that you use for yahoo mail.

Step 3:  Tap The “Hamburger” Menu For Android An “Account” Icon For iOS

If you are an Android user, then you will see a hamburger menu on the left side of your screen. Tap it.

Yahoo app Hamburger Menu

If you are an iOS user, then there is no need to worry because the same option can be found in the “Account” icon on the top right side of your screen.

Step 4: Select The Key Icon

After tapping the “Hamburger” menu or Account icon, a new page will open. Select a key icon from this page and get one step closer to enable access key for the yahoo mail account.

Step 5: Setup Account Key

After selecting the key icon, a new page will open. On this screen, tap on the “Setup account key” and enter your Yahoo! password when prompted to do so.

Step 6: Select “Yes” To Get Access To Yahoo.

After entering your password, select “Yes” to get access to yahoo.

Step 7: Finally, Tap On “Enable Account Key”

Finally, tap on the “Enable Account Key.” And you are done. Your access key will be enabled in just a few seconds, and your Yahoo! app is ready to use it.

enable yahoo account key

This way, you will activate the account key for Yahoo! Mail and make it easier for you to use a new device or browser in the future without having to enter your email address and password every time you need to sign in.

How To Use Access Key To Login To Yahoo?

Now that you have enabled the access key for your yahoo account, it’s time to learn how to use this key. Login to your Yahoo account using the access key that you have set for yourself for yahoo mail by following these steps:

  1. Enter your yahoo username in the Sign-In page.
  2. Now, select “Continue to use Account Key.”
  3. Then, open yahoo app in your device.
  4. Select “Yes” under Are you trying to sign in?” and you are done.
  5. Now, you can access yahoo mail without entering email address or password. Just open the app and select the option of Continue to use account key.

Add Recovery Option To Your Yahoo Account

Now that you have enabled security for your yahoo account, it is essential to know how to recover your Yahoo! mail if needed. To do this:

  1. Click on your name from the top of your navigaton bar.
  2. Tap on “Account details” from the new page.
  3. Now, select “Account Security” category.
  4. Then tap on “Recovery Option” and select “Continue.”
  5. Fill the required information next and select “Continue” again to complete this process.

Visit How to Add or Remove Recovery Email Account on Yahoo Mail? for detailed procedure.

How To Disable Yahoo Mail Access Key In Yahoo App?

Do you not like the access key feature and want to disable it? Don’t worry. You can disable this feature easily in no time. For example, to disable the access key:

  1. Open the yahoo app on your device.
  2. Login to your yahoo account if you haven’t already.
  3. Now, tap on your name from the top navigation bar.
  4. Click on “Account Details” from your navigation bar.
  5. Select “Account Security.”
  6. Then, tap on “Disable Account Key” option.
  7. Finally confirm your action and you are done! You will no longer be able to use account key for Yahoo mail after this step.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I know you still have questions in your mind. This section is for you to clear all of these questions related to access critical features available on Yahoo mail account.

What If You Lose Your Yahoo Mail Access Key Phone?

If you lose your phone and yahoo access key, too, then what’s the use of this feature? You can get rid of such thoughts because if you have enabled the account recovery option for yourself in the Yahoo mail app, then all that will happen is:

  • You will receive a confirmation code on your new device.
  • Enter it to complete the login process.

And that’s it. There is nothing else to worry about.

How Do I Keep My Account Secure?

You can keep your yahoo account secured by these steps:

  • Enable security for your account.
  • Set up two-factor authentication and/or use a good password manager app to manage all of your passwords in an efficient way.
  • Activate the account key if you don’t want to use your yahoo password for logging in.

Read How To Secure Your Yahoo Mail Account to know more.

Can I Use Access Key on Multiple Devices?

Yes, you can easily access Yahoo Mail using an access key from multiple devices without any hassle because this is a cross-platform feature, and it works across the different OS. Therefore, no need to worry about device compatibility.

Final Lines

I guess you now have all the information that you need about the access key feature available on your Yahoo Mail account. Use this guide to set up an access key and learn how to use it. I know you will love this feature once you get used to it, so start using it today!

If I have missed out on any other essential features of Yahoo Mail, let me know in the comments.

Good day!