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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.


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

Enable Two Step Verification

  • Attentively, you can also choose the “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 example, you insert your card in the ATM. This is the first layer of security and then you enter your PIN. This is the second layer of security. If someone gets 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.

Steps to Disable Two-Step Verification:

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 //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, the “Two-Step Verification” feature is not available or works if you access your account via a 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 the safe side. If you lost your phone or change the 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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12 Comments so far

Rabiya SajawalPosted on9:56 pm - Dec 2, 2017

I want to change my two step verification number I don’t know how to because the number I used for the verification was different I lost that number I cannot open my yahoo mail now

    hhPosted on8:05 am - Dec 29, 2017

    I think you can sign in from any devices (or computers) you used to sign in from, before you lost your number. Since those are ‘familiar’ devices, you will not be asked to enter verification code.

Joseph CasillasPosted on2:17 am - Jan 9, 2018

How do I add another emai address to recover my yahoo password??

Joseph CasillasPosted on2:19 am - Jan 9, 2018

How do I add my gmail account to recover my yahoo password???????

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davidPosted on9:55 pm - Jul 3, 2018

someone compromised my yahoo email account and unfortunately i don’t have the same phone number so i cant receive the code could you advise me on how to get it turned off so i can recover my email? greatly appreciated

Jeremy L ConleyPosted on10:31 pm - Feb 26, 2019

it won’t stop asking me to verify the number even tho I disabled the feature in the settings. this will be a real problem when I travel internationally and get a new phone number in the destination country. I do not want to get locked out of my email

Raj KumarPosted on2:32 pm - Aug 14, 2019

Really it does not stop sending verification codes on the old mobile even after disabling two step verification. It is really very difficult to sign in in another mobile. Though I have yahoo mail in my mobile.

Rigan chyPosted on3:40 pm - Sep 10, 2019

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[email protected]Posted on3:38 pm - Oct 4, 2019

Anyone hacked my FB id.so he changed my Yahoo password.pls recover my password.

DauKolaPosted on2:10 pm - Mar 22, 2020

my cousin has created a couple of years ago a yahoo account, but has forgot the password, and the two step verification security question answers as well. so now she doesn’t know either. i have tried helping her with this but with no results. I have tried every possible way that yahoo customer service ( the help section ) can provide. She has created the yahoo account on her android phone.

How can i help her to access her account ?


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