Sign in or out of Yahoo

How you sign in and out of your Yahoo account depends on whether you're using Account Key and which device you’re using. In Yahoo apps you can attach multiple Yahoo accounts and switch between them.

Sign in

Sign in with a password 

  1. Click Sign in at the top of any Yahoo page.
  2. Enter your Yahoo ID or email address.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Click Sign in.

Your Yahoo ID is your Yahoo email address without the "@yahoo.com" at the end. If you have an email address ending with @ymail.com, @rocketmail.com, or a non-Yahoo address, you'll need to enter the full email address.

Sign in with an Account Key

  • If you’ve activated Account Key or use a code to sign in, simply enter your username and approve the Account Key notification we send to your phone or enter in the code sent to your email address. 
  • If you’ve activated Account Key, but have it turned off, enter your Yahoo ID as normal. You can then either enter your password or click Try Yahoo Account Key and approve the notification we send to your phone.

Can’t find the notification? Learn more about signing in with Account Key.

How the "Stay signed in" option works

By default, "Stay signed in" is selected on the sign-in page. This means you stay signed in even if you close the browser window. This is the default setting for your convenience, and so that Yahoo products always align with your customized preferences and alerts. Even if you have only one account and you sign out, you don't need to re-enter your username each time you sign in.
 
If you're using a public, shared device or you’re extra concerned about privacy and you want to guarantee that even your Yahoo ID can't be seen by the next person to use it, you can always deselect “Stay signed in.”

Sign out

Sign out of all accounts

  1. Mouse over your name at the top of any Yahoo page.
  2. Click Sign Out.

Sign out of an individual device

Sign out of individual devices you're signed in to by disconnecting them from your Recent activity page.

Mobile browser

Sign in

  1. On your mobile device go to https://m.yahoo.com/.
  2. Tap the Yahoo Mobile Sidebar Icon .
  3. Tap Sign in.

Sign out

  1. On your mobile device go to https://m.yahoo.com/.
  2. Tap the Yahoo Mobile Sidebar Icon .
  3. Tap Sign out (you may need to scroll down for the Sign out link).

Mobile apps

Sign in

  1. Tap the sidebar icon Three bars.
  2. Tap Sign In.
  3. Enter your Yahoo ID and password.
  4. Tap Sign In.

Add accounts

  1. Tap the sidebar icon Three bars.
  2. Tap your name (at the top).
  3. Tap the plus symbol (on the left).
  4. Enter your sign in info.

Switch accounts

  1. Tap the sidebar icon Three bars.
  2. Tap your name (at the top).
  3. Tap the image for the account you want to switch to.
  4. Tap Use this account.

Remove accounts

Remove an account from all Yahoo apps on your mobile device.

  1. Tap the profile icon Mobile app profile icon..
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Manage accounts.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Tap Remove.

We suggest only doing this if you are no longer using a device and want to remove all account data.

Turn accounts on or off for specific apps

Instead of signing out, you can turn off access to any of your accounts to keep them protected. Customize which accounts are visible in each app, by turning them on and off. For example, if you want to show all of your accounts in your Yahoo Mail app, but only want one of them to appear in your Yahoo Finance app. To turn on access, use your Touch ID or device passcode. This prevents anyone else from accessing your account data.

  1. Tap the profile icon Mobile app profile icon..
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Manage accounts.
  4. Toggle the slider Off for accounts you don't want to use with the app, On for those you do.

How to sign out of Yahoo apps when using Account Key

If you try to sign out of a Yahoo  app, we'll check to see if you have a valid Internet connection and if the device you're trying to sign out of is your last Yahoo Account Key enabled device.

There are three possible experiences you'll have:

  • Good to go! If you have a valid Internet connection, and it’s not your last Yahoo Account Key signed-in device, you'll sign out immediately.
  • You sure? If it's your last Yahoo Account Key signed-in device, you'll see a warning asking if you want to proceed. You won't be signed out until you click Continue.
    • If you do continue, next time you sign in, you'll need to verify the phone number listed on your account.
  • Try again. If you don't have an Internet connection, you'll see a message asking you to connect and try again.