Yahoo has always been one of the top choices when it comes to using an email service. It offers one of the convenient ways to communicate via emails. Along with this, you can keep yourself updated about the latest happenings in the areas like Cricket, News, Lifestyle, Movies, Finance and many more.
Yahoo is dominating the email world as it provides various filters, disposable email address, and huge storage space. This email client is very efficient in fulfilling both the personal as well as professional purpose.
When you create a Yahoo account, several technical troubles will start appearing. One of the largely faced issue while using Yahoo is what to do next if you forgot Yahoo password. There are many ways to get out of this problem but the important thing is to know which recovery method will be applicable and under what scenarios.
Note- The accounts that are inactive from the last 12 months are on the verge of getting deleted. Moreover, the accounts that are outdated and are no more in use gets immediately deleted from the server and that makes the account recovery impossible.
Before proceeding to the password reset process, you can consider the few scenarios provided below:
If you have faced failed login attempt, it is possible that the password was not correctly entered. Make sure the Caps lock and Num lock are activated as and when required.
If your password contains numbers or special characters, ensure that you have entered the right ones.
If your browser enters the password automatically and you have changed the password recently, you need to manually enter the password.
If none of the scenarios exist in your case, you should immediately reset the password of your Yahoo account.
First of all, login to your Yahoo account using the email ID and password. Move the cursor to your name where you will see an option ‘Account Info’.
Clicking on that option will take you to yahoo account info page and then you have to click on ‘Account Security’.
On the ‘Account Security’ page, you will see some options and you have to click the option which says ‘Change Password’.
On the next page, you can set a new password for your Yahoo account and you have to enter it twice to confirm. Click on ‘Continue’ and now you can use the newly set password to log in to your Yahoo account.
As far as yahoo account recovery is concerned, you will be required to reset the password and create a new one. Also, the procedure to reset the password is completely different from changing the password. You can reset the password using the recovery email address as explained below.
Resetting Yahoo password using Recovery Email address
Reach out to the sign-in helper of Yahoo and click on the option ‘Difficulty Signing in’.
In the space provided, enter the recovery email address linked to your Yahoo account.
On the next page, you have to select ‘Yes, please send me a verification code’ when it is asked ‘Do you have access to this email?’
Enter the code received on the recovery email address and press ‘Continue’.
After clicking ‘Continue’, click on your Yahoo email address linked with your recovery email address.
Doing this will show you a message that you have successfully signed into your Yahoo account. Now you can create a new password or press ‘Continue’.
How to Reset Yahoo Password without Recovery Email Address?
In the absence of recovery email address, you can reset yahoo account password using recovery phone number. Get into your Yahoo account by following the steps given below:
Then out of the choices given, you can use the option that asks for the recovery phone number.
On the next screen, you will see your phone number and you have to select the option, ‘Yes, text me a verification code’.
After this, enter the code you have received on your phone number and click ‘Verify.
Then you will see the Yahoo email address linked with your phone number.
Clicking on the account will give you two options: either you can continue using your account or you can create a new password there and then.
If you will click on ‘Create a new password’, you have to enter a new password twice and then click ‘Continue’.
On the next page, you can update the account recovery information and then click on ‘Looks Good’.
At last, you will see a message that your security settings have now been updated. Click on ‘Ok, got it’ and your Yahoo account is ready to use.
How to Recover Yahoo Password without Phone Number and Alternate Email Address?
In order to reset the Yahoo password, it is important to have one information out of these three given below:
Sign-in email address or mobile number
Recovery phone number
Recovery email address
If you will use the first option, you will be asked that if you have access to the recovery phone number.
If you will select ‘I don’t have access to this phone’, you will be asked that if you have access to the recovery email address.
If you will click on ‘I don’t have access to this email address, you will not be able to recover your Yahoo account.
In order to use Yahoo password helper to recover your Yahoo account, you need to have access to at least one of them i.e. recovery phone number or email address.
Is it Possible to Recover Yahoo Password with Security Question?
The option to recover Yahoo password with security question was available earlier but this option is no more accessible. For those who are still using this recovery method can only disable or delete their security questions. You are not allowed to create new Yahoo security questions or edit the old ones.
To secure your Yahoo account in a better way, you can add an email address or phone number. In case you have recently updated the recovery phone number or email address, the security questions would have been removed automatically. In such situations, if you don’t have access to any recovery option, you cannot do anything except creating a new Yahoo account.
So in order to perform yahoo email recovery, you can use either your phone number or an alternate email address. To avoid such situations, it is important to provide the right information while creating a Yahoo account. The other preventive tips to be followed have been listed below:
Make sure you use the accurate personal information otherwise it may create issues during the account recovery process.
Always create a strong and distinctive password that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
It is also imperative to keep changing the password frequently so even if someone gets access to your account, they will not be able to use it for a longer time.
To ensure more security, you can enable the two-step verification process for your Yahoo account.
Keep your email ID and password saved in a secretive and trusted place such as a Cloud drive so that you can check it whenever required.
We hope all above solutions help you recover your Yahoo mail password, but to your convenient, Yahoo support number is also available, calling them for the password issue can be indeed helpful.
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