Change your Yahoo password or reset a forgotten 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
You can use a web browser on your computer or mobile device.
- Go to the Yahoo Account Info page.
- (Mobile only) tap the Menu icon .
- Click Account Security.
- Click Change password.
- Enter and confirm your new password.
- Click Continue.
Most (not all) Yahoo apps let you change your password directly within the app. If you don't see these settings, you can still use your web browser and the steps in the previous section.
- Open a Yahoo app that your account is signed in to.
- Tap the Menu icon .
- Tap Manage Accounts.
- Beside your account, tap Account info.
- Tap Security Settings.
- Tap Change Password.
- Tap No, I want to change my password.
- Follow the on-screen prompts.
Reset a forgotten password
When you reset a forgotten password, you need to verify that you're the account owner first. Our system determines which verification methods are best based on where you're signing in from and the recovery info you've provided in your account. Options can include anything from getting an Account Key sent to your mobile phone number or email address to verifying something you've entered in your account, like contacts from your address book.
Reset your password: Use our Sign-in Helper and follow the on-screen prompts.