How to Change Recovery Detail in Yahoo Mail: Recovery Phone and Email

Recovery Email and phone numbers are useful in every application to keep your account secured, and we need to keep changing our old password because the same password reduces the security of your account. While changing your password or after changing your password, if you forget your password, you can recover your account using a recovery email or phone number. And if you don’t have a recovery email or phone number, you can add a recovery email account. If you already have the recovery email and phone number, but you don’t have access, then you can change/edit your recovery email and phone number.

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 Without any delay, let us move to our topic on how to Edit/change your Recovery email and phone number. There are no vast differences In web-browser and mobile App to edit your recovery email and phone number.

Edit Recovery Account Using Web-Browser

Step 1: Open Browser and Go to Yahoo Mail

Open any browser you use and enter the URL yahoo.com!

Step 2Log-in Yahoo account

Log-in your account in Yahoo Mail to get access to your account, and it might be using email and password or two ways verification.

Step 3: Click your Profile Icon

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After you Log in to your yahoo mail account, in default homepage, you will see your profile icon in the Window. Click your profile icon.
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Step 4: Click Account info!

When you click in the profile icon, a small rectangular box appears with your name, email, account info, add an account, and sign out. Now, click on the Account info, which is just below your name and email.
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Step 5: Click Account Security

After you click in account info from a rectangular box, it will take a short refresh to take you forward. After that, click on the Account Security, which has an icon of tick inside of the shield, or you can also directly go to link < Go to the Yahoo Account security page> if you have a problem or confusion.
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[Note: if you have multiple accounts logged in then you have to re-enter your password using email if you enter to security system]


Step 6Choose Email address or Phone number

After you click in account security, you can see phone number and Email address in Window. Now, Choose /click on the phone number or an email address you want to edit/ change. And if you don’t have a recovery phone number and email address, you can add from here as well.
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Step 7: Click pencil Icon

When you click in the phone number or an email address, you will immediately see a new page with your email and a Bold message, “Don’t get locked out! “. Now, click on the pencil icon right side of your phone number.
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Step 8Edit Recovery phone number or Email address

Under “Don’t get locked out! “if you have chosen phone number “Edit recovery phone number” will show otherwise “Edit recovery Email address” will show up.

In the phone number section, you can erase the number, and you can set the new phone number you want to use as a recovery phone number and click confirm.
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Step 9Verify the phone number

This is the last step to proceed after you click confirm you will be asked to “Enter Verification code, “Enter the verification code you receive in your phone number you have edited in step 8  and click on the Verify phone number.
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Now, you have edited your Recovery phone number or Email address successfully!

 Edit Recovery Account Using Mobile Application

To edit your Yahoo Mail recovery Email address or phone number, You must have Yahoo Mail app downloaded in your cell-phone, if you don’t have you can download from play store in Android and App store in IOS. So, Let’s move to the steps you have to follow.

Step 1: Login Yahoo mail account

Log-in your account in Yahoo Mail App to get access to your account.

Step 2: Click your Profile Icon

After the logging in your account, In the top left of your mobile display, you can see your profile icon with an image in it – if you have an insert profile picture. Now click on the profile picture.

Step 3: Click Manage accounts

When you click in the profile icon from the left side, the slider comes out with the Accounts. Now, under Accounts, click on the Manage accounts, which is just below Add another mailbox.

You can also choose to Manage accounts from setting.]

Step 4: Click Account info

After you click in Manage accounts, you will see your name, email address, and Account info in blue color under Manage Accounts. Now, click on the Account info.

Step 5: Click Security Setting

When you click Account info, you will see Security Setting in Account Security under Account info. Now, click on the Security Setting.

Step 6Choose Email address or Phone number

[Note: If you have a mobile security lock in your mobile then, you have to enter code or draw pattern to continue the step]

You will see phone number and Email address in your mobile display after you click on the Security Setting. Now you can choose phone number or an Email address to edit click on your choice you want to edit.

Step 7: Click add email or mobile no.

After you click in a phone number or an Email address, you will see “add Email or mobile no.” under “Don’t get locked out! “. Click add email or mobile no.

Step 8: Click Add

After you click, add email or mobile no. New page display “Add email or mobile number.” Type phone number or an Email address in the text field by erasing an existing email or a phone number, you can set the new phone number you want to use as a recovery phone number.

After you type your email or number, click on the Add (blue color).

Step 9Verify the phone number

This is the last step to proceed after you click confirm you will be asked to “Enter Verification code,” Enter the verification code you receive in your phone number you have edited in step 8  and click on the Verify phone number.

Now, you have edited your Recovery phone number or Email address successfully from Mobile Application.

 

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