If you've been prompted to reset your password or received a security notice from Yahoo, you can learn more about your account security on our help page.

Sign in with Yahoo Account Key

Below, we cover the steps for using Account Key.

It's important to know that in certain apps, you'll need to be connected to an wifi network in order to sign out. When you sign out, the app will ask you to confirm that you're ready to sign out by clicking Continue. Yahoo will then check that your device is connected and if that device is an Account Key enabled device.

Sign in to your account.

Sign in with 'Yes' or 'No'

  1. Go to the Yahoo sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username or email address.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Check your phone and tap the check mark Image of the Account Key accept button..

Missed the notification?

If you’re trying to sign in using your Account Key account and think that you may have missed the Account Key notification, there are two ways find it on a tablet or mobile device.

Find the 'Yes' or 'No' notification on iOS

  1. Open an Account Key supported Yahoo app and tap the Profile icon Image of the Profile icon (view account)..
  2. Tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon. next to the account that you’re trying to access.
    - A page opens and asks you if you’re trying to sign-in.
  3. Tap the check mark Image of the Account Key accept button. or the X Image of the Account Key deny button. .

Find the 'Yes' or 'No' notification on Android

  1. Open an Account Key supported Yahoo app and tap the Menu icon Image of the Sidebar menu icon..
  2. Tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon..
  3. Tap the check mark Image of the Account Key accept button. or enter the Account Key on the sign-in page.

Sign in with a Key

Occasionally, you'll be prompted to go through an extra step to protect your account's security.

  1. Enter your username.
  2. Open the Account Key enabled app (Example: Yahoo Mail app)
  3. Find and tap the Account Key icon in the app.
    • iOS: tap the Profile icon Image of the Profile icon (view account)., and then tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon..
    • Android: tap the Menu icon Image of the Sidebar menu icon., and then tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon.
  4. Enter the Account Key shown in in the space provided on the sign-in page.
  5. Click Sign in.

You’re in!

If you ever get the Account Key notification, but you aren’t trying to sign in, simply tap No. That’s how easy it is to block unauthorized account access.

Did we cover all your Account Key questions? If not, read how to fix issues with Account Key.