How to enable & disable Yahoo 2 step Verification

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How to enable & disable Yahoo 2 step Verification

Nowadays hackers and intruders are trying all kinds of methods to gain the password and get into your account. You need an extra layer of security so that you don’t fall into the prey. This post will help you how you can enable and disable the two-step Verification in Yahoo Mail.

Enable Two-Step Verification:

Yahoo Sign in Page

  • Click on “Account Security” provide the credentials again if prompted.

Yahoo Account Security

  • Go to “Two-Step Verification” and Enable the button. It shall turn in Green from Gray.

yahoo-security-two-step-verification

  • It will ask you mobile number. Enter the mobile number and wait for the text.

Enable Two Step Verification

  • Attentively, you can also choose “Send SMS” option to get the access code.

Enable 2 Step Verifcation Via SMS

  • Enter the code received in your mobile and Press “Verify

Verify Enable two step verification

  • Two-step Verification will be enabled on your Yahoo account.

Success 2 step verifcation

Once the Two-Step Verification enabled, it will add an extra layer of security. For an example, you insert your card in ATM. This is first layer of security and then you enter your PIN. This is the second layer of security. If someone get the card, he/she won’t be able to withdraw money as PIN will be needed to authenticate the identity. Same as in the case of Yahoo account, if someone gets the password of your Yahoo account, he/she still can’t log in into it as they will require a code which you will receive on your mobile phone. It will save your Yahoo account by getting hacked easily and instantly.

Disable Two-Step Verification: It is not recommended that you disable the “Two-step Verification” as by doing so your account might be at risk. If you still wish to disable it, follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to https://login.yahoo.com/account/personalinfo
  2. Click on “Account Security” provide the credentials again if prompted.
  3. Go to “Two-Step Verification” and disable the button.

Two-Step Verification will be disabled and you will stop getting log in alerts.

Caution:  As of now, “Two-Step Verification” feature is not available or work if you access your account via third party email client or via POP & IMAP. On the other hand, make sure that the mobile number which you used for the “Two-Step Verification” doesn’t get suspended due to any reason as every time the access code will be sent to it. Always add the secondary mobile number as well to be on safe side. If you lost your phone or change number, don’t forget to update the same in “Two-Step Verification” in “Account Security

Read more :– How to Set up Yahoo Account Key

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