Now and then, people forget their Yahoo password due to various reasons, such as prolonged inactivity, or the “Save password” function offered by web-browsers. Nonetheless, there are procedures that can help you with Yahoo password recovery to regain access to your account. This article is aimed for the same purpose, to help you recover your Yahoo account. However, even through successful account recovery, Yahoo will not tell you what the password you have forgotten was. You’ll only be able to create a new password for your account.
This procedure is also applicable for Ymail and Rocketmail accounts recovery.
Steps for Yahoo Password Recovery:
This procedure to recover your Yahoo password is easier if you have your mobile number linked to your Yahoo account.
Step 2: In the Yahoo login page that you get directed to, click on the ‘Need help?’ link right below the “Sign In” button to start Yahoo password recovery.
Step 5: If prompted, enter the CAPTCHA code displayed in the .gif image.
Step 6: Enter the missing digits (two digits preceding the last two digits) of your mobile phone.
Step 7: Click on Submit button.
You’ll receive a text message with a verification code to your mobile phone.
Step 10: Click on Submit button to verify you are the owner of the account you are trying to recover.
Step 11: Now, click on the Create a new password button to set new password for your account.
- Since, your the password you have forgotten will not be provided, you’ll need to create new password.
Step 12: Enter a new password into the two fields.
- The two fields must contain exact same password you want for your Yahoo account.
- Use the show password option to check.
Step 13: Click on Continue button to save your new password.
- Next time you want to sign in, you’ll need to use this new password.
- If you have many email accounts make sure you store your password somewhere, e.g. Google Sheets, so that you don’t forget it.
Yahoo password recovery is a simple and effective way to recover your Yahoo account. In case you’d like to create a new Yahoo account instead, you can always sign up for a new Yahoo account.