How to reset Yahoo Mail Password

This guide will help you regain access to Yahoo Mail

Prerequisites: Have a Yahoo Mail Account

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 15 minutes

Tools Required: None

Expected Outcome:  Have regained access to your Yahoo Mail Account

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Reset a forgotten password

Use Sign-in Helper, Yahoo's password reset and account recovery tool, to get back in to your account.

  1. Go to the Sign-in Helper.
  2. Enter one of the account recovery items listed.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Follow the instructions given in the Sign-in Helper.

Change your password

From a desktop or mobile web browser:

  1. Sign in to the Yahoo Account security page.
  2. Click Change password.
  3. Enter a new password.
  4. Click Continue.

From most Yahoo mobile apps:

  1. Tap the Menu icon Image of the side menu icon..
  2. If using the Yahoo Mail app, tap Manage Accounts.
  3. Tap Account info.
  4. Tap Security settings.
  5. Enter your security code.
  6. Tap Change password.
  7. Tap I would rather change my password.
  8. Enter the new password and its confirmation and tap Continue.