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Forgot Yahoo Password: Having a Yahoo Account and some important message have arrived in the inbox. But unfortunately, you don't know the password? What can be most annoying than forgetting the password of your Email account when you are in an urgent situation.

So what can be done for recovering the forgotten Yahoo password? The only option left for recovering your forgotten password is using the official Yahoo Home. There are some of the easy steps that we have to discuss in this article and also very effective that will help you recover yours forgot Yahoo Password.

How to recover my Forgot Yahoo Password?

To know more about the recovery of the Password, you must follow the simple steps discussed below.

Recovering a password in the Yahoo account is a simple thing and are free to change. There are only a few steps that you have to follow and with this, you can easily get the old password of your Yahoo account.

Steps to recover Yahoo Password :

Don't worry if you have forgotten your password.Below we have written step by step by guide to recover your lost or forgotten yahoo password just follow it carefully.


Steps #1: Go to the Sign in page of Yahoo account

To recover the old yahoo password, you must first go to the official Yahoo account sign in section. And after that, you have to click on the Sign-in Helper (Need Help?) in the Yahoo account which will redirect you to the next section for password recovery.


Steps #2: Click I don't remember password

Now once you have entered the next section, you have click on the option " I don't remember password". There is also an option for you to choose even if you have forgotten the Email ID. (But here we are concerned only about the recovery of password, not the Email)


Step #3: Enter your Yahoo Email ID

Now the next step is to add your valid email ID, which will lead you to the next step of recovery. Here in this step, you have to provide the valid Yahoo Email ID which you have used during the signup process i.e creating the Yahoo Account. This step is necessary as because they should confirm that you are a Yahoo account user.


Step #4: Click on options for password Recovery

In this section, you are going to get 3 options- Mobile phone number recovery, Alternative Email Address and final one Secret Questions. Of all the 3 option, a single option answered correctly can help you to give your old password. But if you fail to answer, try simultaneously for the next option that one of it is, of course, going to help you for recovery.

Select one of the methods below for exact steps to securely verify your identity and Recover Yahoo Password.

 Mobile Phone Number

Alternate Email Address

Secret Questions

Now Let us try all the below methods till you login to your old yahoo mail account.

1.Recovery Using Phone Number

Recovering password using the phone number is the first process provided by Yahoo for making a quick recovery. There are following steps by which you can easily grab the Old password and create a new one.

  • Go to the Sign-in Helper of your Yahoo account.
  • Provide your valid email address or your phone number that you have used while creating the Yahoo account.
  • In this section of recovery, you will see the last two numbers of your phone number. Now click Yes, text me a code button, Now Yahoo will send a verification code to your phone number.
  • On receiving the code enter the verification code in the field provided to show on the screen.
  • Now click on the Verify button, it might take few seconds to proceed.
  • Now you will get access into the password reset section Click Continue to proceed.

Recovering password using the phone number is the first process provided by Yahoo for making a quick recovery. There are following steps by which you can easily grab the Old password and create a new one.

2. Alternate email address Method:

  • 1.First Step Go to the > Password Helper.
  • 2.Enter your email address or click I don’t know my Yahoo email address.
  • 3.If you have a mobile number, listed on your account, that option will be shown.
  • 4.Click No, I can’t receive text. You’ll see your alternate email address.
  • 5.If you have access to that email, click Yes, email me. – A ‘Recover access to your Yahoo account” email will be sent to your alternate email address.
  • 6.Enter the verification code that yahoo sent you, then click Submit.
  • 7.Click Continue or you can click Create new password and update Your new Password on the spot.
  • And Done Your Yahoo ID is recovered.

3.Recovery using the Secret Question

In this section of recovery, few secret question will be asked, according to what you have filled up while creating this Yahoo account. So here below are the following steps which will allow you to get the old password instantly.

Note: If you do not provide the answer to the question, this recovery process will be useless.

  • While signing in the process, if you do not remember the password then select I have a problem with my password.
  • Next steps come for you to enter your Yahoo ID and then click Next.
  • You will be asked for entering the CAPTCHA code provided, as mandatory.
  • In the next step, now select the option Use my secret questions and click Next.
  • Now from the given question, answer correctly to recover your password. After entering the answer now click on Next to proceed.
  • Finally, enter the new password which will be your new and permanent password to use for Yahoo account.

Precautions to be taken for successful recovery of password

The main precaution factor that one must follow is during sing up of a new account. The recovery process can only be successful if he or she provide the right information about yourself. If you create a fake ID, then of course once you forget the password you won't be able to recover it.

Some precautions are :

Use valid personal information

If you provide the wrong information like Name or phone number, the problem may face during recovery of password. As you won't be able to use the phone number recovery if you give the false number and also if you don't give the exact answer for the question, your password recovery will never be successful.

Use strong Password

You must use a strong password but also simple one as you could remember it. Because using the tough name for a password is definitely very forgetful.

Change Password randomly

Using your personal laptop, you usually enter the password in an automatic saving mode which means your browser is saving the password. And this usually led you to forget the password, to by keeping changing the password will be remembered for a longer time.

How to Reset The Yahoo password ?

It is always recommended for you to change your password after an interval of time. If you keep on changing your password, you benefit not only from the security of your Account about also you can remember your password. And thus you won't forget the password very easily. So here we will also discuss how to reset the password in your Yahoo account.

The Steps to Reset Password are :

  • Once you have logged in, and enter your profile. Now you will find the section for Account security.
  • Under this section, you can make all the changes regarding your password recovery. You can change your phone number, change passwords and also can change the Alternate Email address.
  • Just click on the Password section for changing your password.
  • This time, when you change the password, make sure you can remember easily.And thus set the easy but yet difficult for other to copy your password.


So this is the few information for the recovery of Forgot Yahoo Password. If you have a large number of Email service subscribed, then definitely you will forget some of them. So in order to prevent such forgetting of the password, you must carry a personal diary which will include all the details for your passwords. Hope this article is helpful for to get a new password for your Yahoo account.

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Hey Elizabeth, I've recovered the password for  Maria_babs2007@yahoo. com with the help of your guide. Thank you So Much XOXO!!

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About the Author

Hi this is Elizabeth, I've been writing guides and tutorials on yahoo since 2009.