Add or remove an account recovery method

Don't get locked out of your Yahoo account! Make sure you have a valid mobile phone number or email address attached to your account in case you ever lose your password. At least 1 recovery method is required, but you can add more to be safe.

Add or remove a recovery option on a computer

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Account.
  2. Click Account security.
  3. Click Email addresses or Phone numbers.
  4. Click Add recovery email address or Add recovery phone number.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter and verify your new info.

Remove a recovery option - Use steps 1 through 3, then click the Delete icon Delete icon by it.

Add or remove a recovery option on a mobile device

This feature is not available in all Yahoo apps. If it's available in your app, you may be asked to re-enter your password, phone passcode, or Touch ID. 

  1. From an app or mobile browser, tap the Sidebar icon .
  2. Tap Account info.
    • If using the Yahoo Mail app, tap Manage Accounts to see this option.
  3. Tap Security Settings.
  4. Tap Email addresses or Phone numbers.
  5. Tap Add recovery email address or Add recovery phone number.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter and verify your new info.

Remove a recovery option - Use steps 1 through 3, then click the Delete icon Delete icon by it.