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How to Deal With Access Key Login to Yahoo! Mail?

If you find it difficult to remember your password and don’t want to reset password each time you wish to access your Yahoo account, it is best to make use of Account Key feature. Account Key is said to be a more secure way to access your Yahoo account. This feature allows you to use your mobile phone instead of a password to access your Yahoo account. When you enable the Account Key feature, Yahoo will send a notification to the mobile device of your choice. You will need to approve access on the notification sent on your mobile by tapping on it. This way, only you will be able to log into your account. To know how to set up, use and manage Yahoo Account to sign in to your Yahoo account without a password, follow the information provided below.

Guide to Setup, Use and manage Yahoo Account Key to Sign in without a Password

Setting up Account Key from a Web Browser

NOTE: Make sure to have one Yahoo app installed on your mobile device and stay logged in to it.

  • Sign in to your Yahoo account on a web browser. Click on your profile name or picture located on the top-right corner.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, click on the Account info You will be directed to the Account info page of your Yahoo account.
  • Under the Account info page, click on the Account security You will be directed to the Account Security page.

NOTE: Clicking on the Account security page might prompt you to enter a password. Enter the password to get access to the Account security section.

  • Under Account security page, click on the See how it works button located on the right-hand
  • Next, you will need to choose your device and app on which you wish to be notified.
  • Then, click or tap on the Send me a notification You will receive a notification on the app on your phone you selected.
  • After that, tap on the Approve icon appearing on your device.
  • Now, go back to your web browser, click or tap on the Always use Yahoo Account Key
  • After that, confirm your mobile phone number, which can be used if you lose access to your device.
  • This is how you will be able to set up Account key in your Yahoo account.

Using Account Key to Sign In

To make Account key work, make sure that you are logged into a Yahoo app on your mobile device.

  • Go to the Yahoo sign-in page, enter your Yahoo ID and click on the Next
  • On the next screen, you will need to tap on the notification or open the app to tap the Account Key
  • Then, you will need to tap on the Approve
  • After that, you might be prompted to either enter or tap a verification code to confirm.
  • Finally, you will be logged in to your Yahoo account.

Managing or Disabling Account Key

In case you are using multiple devices and Yahoo applications, you have the option to chose as to where the notification to be sent. Also, if you want, you can disable the Account key and switch back to a password.

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Managing Account Key from a Web Browser

  • Sign in to your Yahoo account on a web browser. Click on your profile name or picture located on the top-right corner.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, click on the Account info You will be directed to the Account info page of your Yahoo account.
  • Under the Account info page, click on the Account security You will be directed to the Account Security page.

NOTE: Clicking on the Account security page might prompt you to enter a password. Enter the password to get access to the Account security section.

  • Under Account security page, you will need to click on the Manage option next to Yahoo Account Key
  • Then, you will need to click on the toggle to the right of any device which you wish to turn on or off.
  • After that, you can tap on the Disable Account Key option located at the bottom of the screen to switch to back to the password.

Managing Account Key from a Yahoo Mobile Application

  • Open the Account Key enabled app on your mobile phone and tap on the Menu icon (three horizontal lines).
  • Next, you will need to tap on the Account Key icon option.
  • Then, you will need to tap on the Manage Account Key
  • After that, you will need to tap the toggle to the right of any device for which you wish to disable Account key.
  • Then, you can tap on the Disable Account Key option located at the bottom of the screen to switch back to a password.

And, this is how you can easily set up, use, and manage the Account Key option in your Yahoo account without using a password.

NOTE: In case you do not wish to use the Account key feature, you can enable two-step verification to enhance the security of your account. To know how to enable two-step verification in your Yahoo account, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.

Steps to Enable Two-Step Verification

  • Sign in to your Yahoo account on a web browser. Click on your profile name or picture located on the top-right corner.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, click on the Account info You will be directed to the Account info page of your Yahoo account.
  • Under the Account info page, click on the Account security You will be directed to the Account Security page.

NOTE: Clicking on the Account security page might prompt you to enter a password. Enter the password to get access to the Account security section.

  • Under Account security page, click on the toggle next to the two-step verification
  • On the next screen, enter your mobile number and click on the Send SMS You will receive a verification code on your phone.

NOTE: Alternatively, you can also verify your phone number via calling option. For this, you will need to click on the Call me button instead of Send SMS and follow the on-screen prompts.

  • Enter the verification code in the prompted field and click on the Verify
  • The two-step verification will be enabled for your Yahoo account.

And, this is how you can enable two-step verification for your Yahoo account.

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