How to Reset Your Yahoo Password

To maintain your account security on any popular website that you regularly use, it is recommended to change your password from time to time, especially after data breach announcements. In this quick tutorial, I will demonstrate how to reset Yahoo password in simple steps.

Yahoo is one of the best email account providers with a free option and an ad-free, premium option. But Yahoo is not only about the Yahoo Mail. There are many other services offered by Yahoo you most probably are using on a daily basis, such as Yahoo News, Finance, Sports, Yahoo Answers (see sites like Yahoo Answers), Flickr, Tumblr and many more.

Yahoo is also among the top 10 most visited websites, which makes it a "great" target for hackers and account thieves. Even though billion dollar companies such as Yahoo spend hefty sums to ensure account security, there are still occasions where unwanted incidents occur.

Yahoo recently publicly announced that a data breach on their system, which has taken place a couple of years ago, was identified and all potentially affected users were notified to take immediate action to check and enhance their accounts' security. One of the crucial things that was asked from the users was to reset their passwords immediately. Not only to minimize the effects of data breaches, but also to ensure your account is safe and secure in general, changing your password occasionally is a good habit to have.

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To help you with resetting your Yahoo password, we prepared a detailed step-by-step guide as follows.

How to Reset Yahoo Password

Before we proceed with the steps, we should emphasize the importance of choosing a highly secure password, that's long and complex enough with varying letters, numbers and punctuation and that is not a simple sequence of letters or numbers such as your name, birthday or favorite music band. Always keep in mind that the first step in any type of account security is to choose a strong enough password.

STEP 1: Go to and sign in to your account. If you use Yahoo solely for Yahoo Mail, you can also use this URL to sign in:

On the top right corner, you will see a number of links including one with your profile image and name.

STEP 2: Bring the cursor over the link with your username. A dropdown menu will appear with a number of options such as Account Info, Add Account and Sign Out.

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Note that the links and their positioning might be slightly different depending on which Yahoo service you are currently logged in to.

STEP 3: Click on the Account Info link to open the page where you can edit your Yahoo account details.

STEP 4: From the left menu, select Account Security page where you will see a number of options to change your password, phone number, email address, security questions and verification methods.

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STEP 5: Click on Change password link.

On the next screen, you will be asked to enter and confirm your new password.

STEP 6: Enter your new password and confirm and then click the Continue button. Remember to choose a strong password.

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The final step on the next screen is to confirm that your account recovery methods are up to date.

STEP 7: Review your account recovery email address and phone number; if they are all good, click Looks good button to finish resetting your password.

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This is how Yahoo password reset system works. As mentioned above, pay attention to choosing a strong password and resetting your password from time to time in order to ensure maximum account security.

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