If you donâ€™t use aÂ password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If youâ€™ve forgotten your Yahoo password, you canâ€™t really Recover Yahoo Password, but itâ€™s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.
Next, click the â€œTrouble Signing Inâ€ link.
Enter either the Yahoo email address or the phone number you used to sign up with, and then click the â€œContinueâ€ button. If you use an email address, youâ€™ll get a message with a link you can click to create a new password. If you use a phone number, there are a couple of extra steps before you get to that part, and weâ€™ll take a closer look at those here.
Click the â€œYes, Text Me An Account Keyâ€ button.
If you no longer have access to that phone number, and you have already set up another recovery email/phone number, then click the â€œI Donâ€™t Have Access To This Phoneâ€ button. Yahoo will send the key to your other recovery option.
After you receive the text/email, enter the code into the field provided, and then click the â€œVerifyâ€ button.
This actually signs you in, and you can just continue to go on to the site. But, itâ€™s beset to go ahead and click the â€œCreate a New Passwordâ€ button and get that out of the way.
You may need to enter a reCAPTCHA to prove youâ€™re human. Once you do, click the â€œContinueâ€ button.
Creating a new password automatically signs you out of all other devices you have linked to this account for security reasons. So, youâ€™ll have to sign in again on those other devices using your new password.
Finally, if you donâ€™t have any additional recovery accounts linked to your account, youâ€™ll be prompted to add a secondary email or phone number. This is just in case you lose access to your primary email or phone number, and need to recover your password again in the future. After youâ€™ve added the information, click the â€œLooks Goodâ€ button.
Thatâ€™s it! Youâ€™ve successfully recovered and changed your Yahoo! password. Click â€œOk, Got Itâ€ to return to your Yahoo! homepage.