Change your Yahoo password or reset a forgotten password
Your Yahoo password gives you access to every Yahoo service you use. It's always a good idea to update your password regularly and to make sure it's unique from other passwords you use. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset it for a fresh start.
Change your password
You can use a web browser on your computer or mobile device.
- Go to the Yahoo Account security page.
- Click Change password.
- Enter and confirm your new password.
- Click Continue.
Most (not all) Yahoo apps let you change your password directly within the app. If you don't see these settings, you can still use your web browser and the steps in the previous section..
- Tap the Menu icon .
- If using the Yahoo Mail app, tap Manage Accounts.
- Tap Account info.
- Tap Security settings.
- Enter your security code.
- Tap Change password.
- Tap I would rather change my password.
- Enter the new password and its confirmation and tap Continue.
Reset a forgotten password
When you reset a forgotten password, you need to verify that you're the account owner first. Our system determines which verification methods are best based on where you're signing in from and the recovery info you've provided in your account. Options can include anything from getting an Account Key sent to your mobile phone number or email address to verifying something you've entered in your account, like contacts from your address book.
Reset your password: Use our Sign-in Helper to get back in to your account, then you should change your password.