How To Reset or Recover Your Yahoo Account Password?

Yahoo mail is one of the most popular email services on the internet, but it’s also one that people forget their passwords pretty often. If you’re having trouble logging into your account because you can’t remember how to reset your password or recover your account, this article will take you through all the steps necessary!

Here is how you can recover your Yahoo account password:

  1. Go to the website (yahoo.com/reset) and click the “Get Started” button
  2. Type in your Yahoo username or email address into the appropriate field
  3. Click on “Trouble Signing in?”
  4. On the next page, select one of the options (phone or email)
  5. Type in your phone number and click “Call Me Now”
  6. You will receive a text message with an automated voice call to enter in your new password. Once you do this, check that you typed it correctly by entering it into the appropriate field when prompted. This is the last step in resetting your password and you will receive a notification that it was successful.

That’s it. Read this article till the end to know how to recover your yahoo account password in detail.

If you want to change your password, I have already written an article on How to Change Yahoo Mail Password. It is a simple guide article written in steps with pictures that you can follow to change your password. To change your Yahoo Mail password, you need to have access to your yahoo mail account. If you have forgotten your Yahoo Mail password this is the guide for you.

Forgot your Yahoo Mail Password?

The easiest way to recover your forgotten password is using Recovery Email id or your Phone Number. If you forget your password, then you won’t get your old password, but, Yahoo will allow you to reset your old password with a new password.

Reset Your Yahoo Mail Password using Recovery Phone Number

Recovering your password with your recovery phone number. Yahoo won’t send your password to your recovery phone number but will send a guide or directions to your mobile phone to change your password.

Here are the steps to recover your Yahoo Mail using your recovery email address.

  1. First, open your browser and go to Yahoo mail’s login page. Or click https://login.yahoo.com/
  2. In the login dialog box, there is a link “Trouble signing in?” click it.
  3. It will open Yahoo Sign-in Helper page for you.
    Here you can enter your email address to recover, or if you have forgotten your email address you can enter your mobile phone number associated with the email account you forgot, and press Continue.
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  4. Following a dialogue box with your email address and your phone number is hidden will appear on your screen.
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  5. If you have access to your phone number associated with your account click Yes, text me an Account Key.
  6. You need to wait a while since code might take a while to reach your mobile phone. Once you get the Account Key, enter in the blank space on your screen.
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  7. Now press the Verify button to verify the Access Key. It will redirect you to a new page with a Success message.
    Rather than clicking on the Continue button I recommend you press Create a new password button to create a new password. If you click on Continue, you won’t get an option to change the password and need to repeat the same step as mentioned above the next time you want to login to your Yahoo mail.
  8. Now click on Create a new password button which will take you to Set a new password page, where you can type your new password.
    Use a strong password with upper and lower case characters, numbers, and special characters.
    You need to enter your password twice to verify your password.
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  9. Now press Continue button to create your new password.

There you go, you have successfully recovered your Yahoo Mail account with a brand new password.

Reset Your Yahoo Mail Password using Recovery Email Address

Suppose I forgot my email address. Fortunately, I remember the mobile phone number I used while signing up for my Yahoo Mail account. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to this mobile number now. The following steps will help you in such a situation; recovering a yahoo email account with a recovery email address.

  1. First, open your browser and go to Yahoo mail’s login page. Or click https://login.yahoo.com/
  2. In the login dialog box, there is a link “Trouble signing in?” click it.
  3. It will open Yahoo Sign-in Helper page for you.
    Here you can enter your email address to recover, or if you have forgotten your email address you can enter your mobile phone number associated with the email account you forgot, and press Continue. If you have your recovery email address type in your recovery email address in the text box in place of your mobile phone number and directly go to step 6.
  4. Following a dialogue box will appear on your screen.

    as you don’t have access to your phone number, click on “I don’t have access to this phone.”
  5. A dialogue box to enter your recovery account will pear on your screen. Enter your recovery email account and press Continue.
  6. Click on Yes, send me an Account Key button to send an account key to your recovery account.
  7. Now login to your recovery email and look for yahoo message.
  8. Open your Yahoo Mail helper dialogue box and type the verification code in the box and press continue.
  9. It will redirect you to a new page rendering success message on verifying the code.
  10. Rather than clicking on Continue button I recommend you to press Create a new password button to create a new password. If you click on Continue, you won’t get an option to change the password and need to repeat the same step as mentioned above the next time you want to login to your Yahoo mail.
  11. Now click on Create a new password button which will take you to Set a new password page, where you can type your new password.
    Use a strong password with upper and lower case characters, numbers, and special characters.
    You need to enter your password twice to verify your password.
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  12. Now press Continue button to create your new password.

You have successfully created a new password using your recovery email address

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

I don’t have access to my recovery phone number and alternate email, how can I recover my yahoo password without phone number and email?

If in case you forgot your recovery email account or didn’t add one and you don’t have access to your registered phone number, then sorry to say, you will not be able to recover your yahoo mail through the automated process. 

You can seek help from Yahoo Support Center. The support personnel from yahoo will ask you to verify your identity.

If you are unable to access your Yahoo Mail account even after contacting Yahoo Support Center, then there is only one option left. Abandon your old Yahoo Mail account and create a new yahoo mail account.

I have recovered my password, how do I change the password now?

Congratulations if you have successfully recovered your yahoo mail password. After you have recovered your password (if not follow the instruction mentioned above), changing the password is easy.
Just log in to yahoo where you can find the Change Password option on the Account Security page.
For detailed instructions, please follow the steps from this link.

Final Words

I hope you became able to recover your Yahoo email account password! Remember to always use unique passwords for each of your accounts and change them often.

If you faced any issue that I haven’t covered, leave a comment below. I would be glad to help you out!

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