Set up or remove a Yahoo Mail account in the iOS Mail app

All apple mobile devices come with a pre-installed email app. While this app won't give you access to more advanced features found in the Yahoo Mail app (such as managing folders, your account info, and themes), you can add a number of Yahoo Mail accounts to send and receive emails from it.

Add a Yahoo Mail account to iOS Mail

  1. Open the iOS Settings app.
  2. Tap MailAccounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Yahoo.
  5. Enter your Yahoo Mail address and password, then tap Sign in.
  6. Optionally, disable aspects of Yahoo Mail from syncing.
  7. Tap Save.

Update your fetch settings to receive timely email notifications

The iOS environment supports 2 kinds of email notifications - Push and Fetch. Yahoo Mail is designed to work with Fetch, which will check for new emails at regular time intervals. You can decide how frequently the app checks.

  1. Open the iOS Settings app.
  2. Tap Mail | Accounts.
  3. Tap Fetch New Data.
  4. Tap a time interval at the bottom.
  5. Tap your Yahoo Mail account.
  6. Make sure that "Fetch" is selected.

Remove a Yahoo Mail account from iOS Mail

  1. Open the iOS Settings app.
  2. Tap Mail | Accounts.
  3. Tap your Yahoo Mail account.
  4. Tap Delete Account.