Steps to Reset Yahoo Password
You should be able to reset your Yahoo password in just a few simple steps provided the following conditions are met:
- You have access to your recovery email address and/or the phone number associated with your Yahoo account is valid.
- You have signed into your account in the last 12 months.
The second condition is important because Yahoo automatically deletes accounts that haven’t been accessed in over 12 months. Once an account becomes permanently deleted, there’s no way to recover the Yahoo password that was associated with it because the account simply doesn’t exist anymore.
If you do meet the two above-described conditions, then you can follow these steps to reset your Yahoo password:
- Go to: https://login.yahoo.com/
- Enter your username, email, or mobile number and click Next.
- Click the “Forgot password?” link.
- If you have access to the phone number linked to your account, click the “Yes, send me a code” option.
- Enter the verification code and create a new password.
If you don’t have access to the phone number linked to your account, click “Try another way to sign in.”
You will be presented with an option to call Yahoo’s premium customer care service (available in English only).
💡 Tip: Do you have a recovery email address associated with your Yahoo email address? Then you should be able to use it to perform Yahoo password recovery.
Know When It’s Time to Reset Yahoo Password
When you forget your Yahoo password, then you obviously need to reset it to access your account again. However, there are also situations when it’s just as necessary to change your Yahoo password.
For example, you need to change your password whenever a website where you’ve created an account using your Yahoo email address becomes breached, exposing your login credentials to cybercriminals from around the world.
But how can you tell when that happens? Well, you can use Clean Email’s Privacy Monitor feature to automatically check your Yahoo email address against known data breaches and security incidents.
When the Privacy Monitor feature finds your email address among the potentially compromised data, it will instantly notify you, giving you plenty of time to change your password.
In addition to protecting you against data breach fallout, Clean Email can automate your Yahoo inbox management with its Auto Clean feature, unsubscribe you from unwanted newsletters using Unsubscriber, and much more.
In this article, we’ve explained what to do when you forget your Yahoo email password. We’ve also introduced Clean Email and its Privacy Monitor feature as an excellent way to check your email address against known data breaches and security incidents. We hope that this information will help you maintain safe access to your account no matter what happens.
Reset a Forgotten Yahoo Password - FAQs
What happens after you reset your Yahoo password?
When you reset your Yahoo password, all active sessions across all devices automatically become terminated, forcing you to sign in again.
Why am I not getting my Yahoo verification code texts?
If you’re not receiving your verification code texts, then it’s possible that your Yahoo phone number doesn’t match your current number. Alternatively, your carrier or your mobile device might be marking texts sent by Yahoo as spam.