View and manage Yahoo Search preferences

Yahoo Search preferences are used each time you search with Yahoo (unless you're using Advanced Search).

Access your Yahoo Search preferences

Once you've signed in to your Yahoo account, you can change your account's Search preferences from any computer or mobile device. If you're not signed in, your preferences will still be saved—but only on the specific computer or device you're using.

Depending on the type of device that you're using, the steps to access your preferences differ.


  1. Sign in to Yahoo.
  2. Enter a search in the search box, and then click Search.
  3. On the search results page that displays, mouse over the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon..
  4. Click Preferences.


  1. Go to
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Sign in.



  1. Go to
  2. Tap Settings.


  1. Go to
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. If you're not signed-in, tap Sign in.

Available preferences

Missing a preference?

  • If you’re using a mobile phone, you won't be able to see all preferences. You'll need to sign in from a desktop or laptop to see all preferences.
  • Some preferences settings (shown in the list above) aren't available in all countries.