If you've been prompted to reset your password or received a security notice from Yahoo, you can learn more about your account security on our help page.

Set up, use, and manage Yahoo7 Account Key sign in to stop using passwords

Tired of remembering and managing all of your passwords? Account Key is a more secure way to access your account that lets you skip the password during sign in. Once enabled, any time you want to get into your account, we'll send you a notification on your mobile device of choice and you just need to approve it. Since you're limiting the point of access to a device you own, no one else will be able to access your account without your approval.

Set up Account Key

Turn on Account Key from a web browser:

  1. Download the latest version of any Yahoo7 app, like the Yahoo7 Mail app.
  2. Sign in with your Yahoo7 account.
  3. From a web browser, sign in to your Account Info page.
  4. Click Account security.
  5. Click See how it works.
  6. Select your device and app to be notified on.
  7. Click Yes, send me a notification.
    - A notification will go to the app you selected.
  8. On your device, tap the Approve icon Image of the Account Key accept button..
  9. Back in your web browser, click Always use Yahoo7 Account Key.
  10. Confirm your cellphone number, which is used if you lose access to your device.

Turn on Account Key from an Android or iOS device:

  1. Download the latest version of any Yahoo7 app, like the Yahoo7 Mail app.
  2. Sign in with your Yahoo7 account.
  3. Tap the Menu icon Image of the Sidebar menu icon..
  4. Tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon..
  5. Tap Set up Account Key.
  6. Tap the Approve icon Image of the Account Key accept button..
  7. Tap Got it.
  8. Tap Enable Account Key.
  9. Tap Great, got it!

Sign in with Account Key

After you've set up Account Key, you never have to use a password again. You get to approve or deny access with the tap of your finger.

  1. From a web browser, sign in to your Account Info page.
  2. Enter your username, then click Next.
    - A notification is sent to your Account Key enabled device.
  3. On your device, tap the notification or open the app and tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon. found by your account name.
  4. Tap the Approve icon Image of the Account Key accept button..
  5. You might be prompted to either enter or tap a verification code to confirm.

Manage devices or disable Account Key

If you're using multiple devices and Yahoo7 apps, you can choose where the notification is sent. You can also turn off Account Key and switch back to a password, if you prefer.

Manage Account Key from a web browser:

  1. From a web browser, sign in to your Account Info page.
  2. Click Account security.
  3. By "Yahoo7 Account Key," click Manage.
  4. Click the toggle to the right of any device you want to turn on or off.
  5. Optionally, click Disable Account Key to switch back to a password.

Manage Account Key from an Android or iOS app:

  1. From your Account Key enabled app, tap the Menu icon Image of the Sidebar menu icon..
  2. Tap the Account Key icon Image of the Account Key icon..
  3. Tap Manage Account Key.
  4. Tap the toggle to the right of any device you want to turn on or off.
  5. Optionally, tap Disable Account Key to switch back to a password.