Yahoo is improving its mailing platform with every passing day and the introduction of Yahoo access key is the proof. “No password login” is now exclusively available on Yahoo. Every time you try to login Yahoo, tap on the security key you receive on your phone and you are done. No lengthy and complicated password are required.
Let’s understand the various important aspects related to Yahoo access security key.
Password often go
Passwords are one of the best-planned things, but they can
go wrong at any moment. Simple passwords are easy to guess and complex passwords
are easy to forget, so there is no middle way available. But Yahoo has now introduced
a relief potion for all password related worries in the form of “Account key” which is also called “Access key” or “security key”.
You are now secure from dangerous issues such as hacking,
forgotten password and more. Login without any password and control the unauthorized
access to your account with the help of Yahoo security key.
Tighter security even
With Yahoo, you do not need a password to keep your account
secure as it can be done with more convenience by enabling the Yahoo access
What is a Yahoo account key?
The entire concept of Yahoo access key is explained here:
Those who want to replace the password with something easy
but more secure, “Yahoo access key”
is the answer to their wishes. You can access using your mobile phone instead
of using a password. Once enabled, you will receive a notification on your
mobile every time you make a login attempt. To approve the access, you need to
click on the “approve” icon from the notification and login to your Yahoo
account. This way, no one can access your account as only you have the access
to your phone (in most of the cases).
How to Setup Yahoo Account key?
In order to set up your Yahoo account key, you need to have
a Yahoo mail app installed on your mobile device. If you already have the app,
log in using your Yahoo mail credentials. Now follow the steps given below:
After logging in to the Yahoo mail app, open
From the inbox, access the “Account” menu
Click on the “Key icon” placed in front of your name
Click on “Set
up Account key”
Now, tap on “Yes” on the sample key.
This how every time you receive the Yahoo
account authentication on your phone. Keep a note of device, IP address and the
time for the requested key, you may need this information later.
from the same “Account” menu, choose “Always
use the Yahoo account key”
your mobile phone, which will serve as an alternative or recovery option if you
lose this device.
Sign-in using Yahoo Account key:
Open your browser and go to Yahoo login page
Enter your username and password to login to
You will receive a notification on the device
you have set the access key
Now on the device, click on the notification you
receive or tap on the Account key icon
Click on “Approve
You may be asked to provide the verification
code you receive along with the access notification.
How to Disable Account Key?
Disable account key using a web browser:
Go to the Yahoo
mail sign in page and log in using your Yahoo account password
next to the Yahoo account key.
Tap on Toggle to right to turn off or on
Or you can simply click on the “Disable Account key” at the bottom of
the screen and start using the password again
Manage/disable account key using the Yahoo mail app:
Open the app on which you have the account key
Go to the “Menu” option
Click on “manage account key”
Now push the toggle to the right to turn off or
Or simply click on the “Disable account key” from the bottom of the screen and switch to
What if I lose the device on which Yahoo key is enabled?
Now you don’t have to worry about losing your password. But
now the question is “what if I lose my mobile device” or “Can if use the
account key after losing my mobile”
The answer is “Yes! Precisely.”
Though it is always advisable to be careful with your mobile
device as they tend to lose or damage. Nonetheless, in such cases, you need to
try the solutions given here below:
Always keep your phone locked using the “App lock”
or other locking applications. Because it requires to unlock the device for accessing
You can recover the account key using the
recovery phone numbers and email address and set it for your new mobile phone.
But first, you need to disable it from the lost device.
How to add recovery options to your Yahoo mail account?
Recovery options such as email and phone number, help you
retrieve your account key in the case of lost devices exactly the same way they
work for passwords. Here is the step how you can add your recovery email
address and phone number to your Yahoo mail account:
Add recovery email
log in the
yahoo mail account
Open your Yahoo mail account and click on your
Now, click in Account Info link
Go to the “account security” tab
You may ask to access using Access key
To add, click on “Add recovery email address”
Alternatively, you can click on “Email
Enter the email address of your choice
Tap on “send verification email”
Check the email address for the verification
Click on the verification link
Tap on Verify
Add a recovery phone
Follow the same 1-4 steps from above
Click on “add recovery phone number”
Or you can click on “Add phone numbers”
Provide your mobile number
Tap on Send SMS
Provide you code you received
Hit the “Verify” button.
Nonetheless, Yahoo support can be your rescuer when cannot setup/disable/manage Yahoo account key. So, feel free to contact anytime.
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