If you don’t remember your password you don’t have to create a new account, you can still have an access to your account by following these methods.
- Steps to recover forgotten Yahoo Password
- Recovery of forgotten password by using Phone number
- Recovery of the forgotten Yahoo password by using email ID
- Recovery using the secret Questions
Method -1 (Steps to recover forgotten Yahoo Password)
Steps 1: Go to the Sign in of Yahoo account- If you want to change/recover the password of your account, you need to go to the official yahoo account and check the sign in section, and click on the Difficulty Sign In and you will reach the next section of Password Recovery.
Steps 2: Click I don’t remember password-
After entering the next section 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.
Step 3: Enter your Yahoo Email ID-
You need to add valid email ID to reach the next recovery step. You need to provide valid email id you used as recovery mail while signing up the account. This step is very important to recover your existing mail account.
Step 4: Click on options for password Recovery-
In this section, there are 3 options- Mobile phone number recovery, Alternative Email Address, and final one Secret Questions. A single option answered correctly can help you to give your old password. But if you fail to answer, try consecutively for the next option that one of it is, of course, going to help you for recovery.
Method -2 (Recovery of forgotten password by using Phone number)
For making a quick recovery recovering the password using the phone number is the first process given by Yahoo. 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.
- While making the Yahoo account give your valid email address or your phone number which you have used.
- 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 getting 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 to the password reset section Click Continue to proceed.
Method -3 (Recovery of the forgotten Yahoo password by using email ID)
For recovering using email ID you must give the other email ID if you don’t use the given phone number either. This Email ID is that ID which you have used while making the Yahoo Account. And once provided now, the alternative Email account will receive a code from Yahoo which is the recovery code for your Yahoo account.
- Enter your email address and click yes, send me a code.
- Now soon you will get an email to your alternate email address and the message will contain the code for recovery of password.
- Enter the verification code that you got via email and then click Verify.
- Now from the list of accounts, select and connected to the email address you provided.
- Click Continue.
Method-4 (Recovery using the secret Questions)
Few secret questions will be asked in this section of recovery according to what you have filled up while making this Yahoo account.
The following are the steps which will help us to get the old password immediately.
- 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 most important precaution one must take is during signing up for a new account. For the success of the recovery process, it is important that if he or she provides the right information about yourself. If you create a false ID, then of course once you forget the password you won’t be able to recover it.
The following are some of the precautions:
- Use valid personal information- if you give 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 ever be successful.
- Use strong Password-You must use a strong and simple password. Because using the tough name for a password is definitely very forgetful.
- Change Password haphazardly – 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.