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Change or reset your Yahoo 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

From a desktop or mobile web browser:

  1. Go to the Yahoo Account security page.
  2. Click Change password.
  3. Enter a new password.
  4. Click Continue.

From most Yahoo mobile apps:

  1. Tap the Menu icon Image of the side menu icon..
  2. If using the Yahoo Mail app, tap Manage Accounts.
  3. Tap Account info.
  4. Tap Security settings.
  5. Enter your security code.
  6. Tap Change password.
  7. Tap I would rather change my password.
  8. Enter the new password and its confirmation and tap Continue.

  If these steps don't work in your app, change your password using your mobile browser.

Reset a forgotten password

  1. Go to the Sign-in Helper.
  2. Enter one of the account recovery items listed.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Follow the instructions given in the Sign-in Helper.