Turn on or off Yahoo Two-step verification

Prevent other people from accessing your account without your permission. Yahoo uses an authentication feature known as "two-step verification." It asks you to verify a code sent to your mobile device, when a login attempt is made on your account from a new location or device.

  1. Sign in to your Account info page.
  2. Click Account security.
  3. If it isn't enabled, select Two-step verification.
  4. Enter your mobile number if there isn't one associated with your account.
  5. Click Send SMS or Call me depending on your preference.
  6. You'll receive a call or text with a code to enter in the verification code field.
  7. Once you've entered the code, click Verify.


Want to turn it off? Simply select Two-step verification in the same place you did to turn it on.

Important: After disabling two-step verification, you'll no longer get notifications when you access your account from a new location.

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