How to Enable/ Disable Two-Step Verification in Yahoo?

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In order to provide better security for your Yahoo Mail account, Yahoo offers the option to use Two-Step Verification. Two-Step verification works by providing an additional layer of security to your account in addition to the password. When you enable the Two-Step verification feature in your Yahoo Mail account, a security code is sent to your registered phone number which you need to enter on the sign-in page apart from entering the password. This way anyone trying to hack your account with your password will also need to pass through the Two-Step verification. So, if you consider using this security feature to protect your account, you can follow the information provided in this guide below. Below you will find the complete step-by-step instructions on how to enable and disable Two-Step verification in your Yahoo Mail account.

Steps to Enable Two-Step Verification in Yahoo Mail

  1. To begin with, open a supported web browser on your computer and go to the Yahoo Mail sign-in page. Using your login credentials, sign in to your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Once you are logged into your Yahoo Mail account, you will need to click on your Profile Picture/ Name located near the top-right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, click on the Account info You will be directed to the Account info section of your Yahoo Mail account.
  4. In the Account info section, you will need to click on the Account security option located on the left-hand side panel. You will be directed to the Account security section of your Yahoo Mail account.

NOTE: To get access to the Account security section, you may be asked to enter the password of your Yahoo Mail account.

  1. In the Account security section, scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to the Two-Step verification In this section, you will find two ways to secure your account using this feature – Using the Security key or using Phone number.
  2. While the Security key option allows you to sign in by tapping on your personal security key, the Phone number option allows you to access your account by verifying the code sent to your phone. Depending on the option you choose, you will need to follow these steps accordingly:
  3. If you select the Security Key option, you will need to follow these steps:

NOTE: Make sure to connect the Security Key to your device before following these steps:

  • Click on the Learn more option next to the Security key
  • On the next screen, click on the Set up key
  • Next, you will need to click on the Continue button and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the Two-Step Verification process with Security Key.

NOTE: As the Security Key option is available as a Beta version only, you may face issues using it at the moment.

  1. If you select Phone number option, you will need to follow these instructions:
  • Click on the Slider button next to the Phone number option in the Two-step verification
  • On the next screen, you will need to enter the mobile number in the provided field and click on the Send SMS or Call me button to receive the message through SMS or Call.
  • Once you receive the Verification code, you will need to enter it in the provided field and click on the Verify
  • On the next screen, you will see the “You’ve enabled two-step verification” message. Click on the OK button to get back to the Account security.
  1. As some of the email clients or applications don’t support two-step verification feature, you will need to generate an app password to access your Yahoo Mail account on them. To Generate app password, you will need to follow these steps:
  • Go to the Account security page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Next, click on the Generate app password
  • On the next screen, you will need to choose the email app from the “Select your app” menu for which you wish to generate the app password.
  • After selecting the app, click on the Generate button next to it.
  • Copy the code and go to your Yahoo account on the email app.
  • As you will check for new email, you will be asked to update your password.
  • In the provided field, enter the code you copied and save it.
  1. From next time onward whenever you will sign in to your Yahoo Mail account using a new device or browser, you will be prompted to provide verification code sent on your registered phone number.

So, these are the steps that you will need to follow to enable the Two-Step verification feature in your Yahoo Mail account.

Steps to Disable Two-Step Verification Feature in Yahoo Mail

  1. In your Yahoo Mail account, click on your Profile Picture/ Name located near the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Next, click on the Account info
  3. In the Account info section, click on the Account security option located on the left-hand side panel.

NOTE: To get access to the Account security section, you may be asked to enter the password of your Yahoo Mail account.

  1. Then, In the Account security section, scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to the Two-Step verification
  2. Click on the slider next to the Two-step verification feature to disable the option.

And, this is how you can easily disable the Two-step verification feature in your Yahoo Mail account.

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