Remembering passwords is not easy as we use multiple websites on a daily basis. Websites these days do not let you use common phrases and commonly used passwords for security purposes. So it’s even easier to forget your password unless you are using 12345, iloveyou as your password. Fortunately, websites will let you reset or recover your password in case you forgot.
In case you forgot Yahoo login password, you can easily recover and gain access to your account. Here is how can reset Yahoo mail password.
Yahoo Mail Password Reset Steps
- Open up a web browser on your device (Chrome, Safari, Opera). Then go to mail.yahoo.com.
- Then enter your email address or your username or your registered mobile number. Click on Next.
- Click on ‘Forgot password?‘ link.
- Now you can see all the other email address and phone number that is connected to your yahoo account. Select how would you like to reset yahoo mail password; by using your recovery email address or using your mobile number. (I recommend you choose the mobile option because it’s easier)
- If you have access to the mobile number, you have to type in the missing digit of the phone number for verification. Then click on Submit.
- You will receive a verification code on your mobile phone via SMS. Check your SMS and enter the code. The code will be either 8 character alphabet or 6 digit number (If for some reason, you haven’t received any message you can wait for 60 sec and resend another code)
- After you enter the verification code, click on Verify button.
- You will be re-directed to page where you can create a new password for your Yahoo account. Or you can just click on ‘I’ll do this later‘ link and gain access to your Yahoo email account without having to change your password.
- But if you still want to create a new password then you can create a new password. Remember you cannot use a variation of your old password or any personal information as your password.
- Tips for creating a strong password is to make your password as long as possible. You can use a common phrase that you can remember later, then modify it using a combination of upper case and lower case, numbers, and special characters in between.
- Click on ‘Password help‘ link at the bottom for all the tips to create a strong password for your Yahoo account or all accounts in general.
- Click on Continue button. Then you will re-directed to Yahoo mail.
These are the step-by-step process on how you can reset Yahoo mail password, then recover your account. If you still have any confusion or questions regarding the steps, then please leave them in the comment box below.