How Do I Set Up Two Step Verification for My Yahoo Account?

When it comes to your Yahoo account, you want to keep your information secure. One way to do this is by using a two-step log in verification process. You can set up the process to generate a text or call with a code verification code when you log in, or you can use a verification authenticator app to get a log in code.

In this day and age, you want to protect your online accounts as much as possible. Many websites and applications give you the option of setting up a two-step verification to access and safeguard your account, and Yahoo provides this option to its users. How do you set up two-step verification on your Yahoo account? You can find out more about the account verification process by contacting Yahoo user support here, and below are the steps to setting up your two-step verification system.

Setting up Two-Step Verification on Your Yahoo Account

To set up a two-step verification for your Yahoo account, you can set up two-step phone verification or you can use authenticator app verification.

Phone Two-Step Verification Process

To set up Yahoo two-step verification for your Yahoo account, complete these steps:

  1. Note: you will receive a call or a text from Yahoo, but the number Yahoo calls from may be different each time
  2. Open Yahoo's website in your browser
  3. Log into your account
  4. Navigate to your account security page
  5. Turn on two-step verification by selecting "Turn on 2SV"
  6. Select "Get Started"
  7. Choose the phone number you wish to use for your two-step verification
  8. Complete the online prompts to finish setting up your Yahoo two-step verification

To make sure your two-step verification is activated, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Yahoo account with your username and password
  2. Check your phone for your Yahoo two-step verification code
  3. Enter the code you received in text or via telephone call
  4. Enjoy your more secure Yahoo account

Two-Step Authenticator App

If you are using the two-step authenticator app for your verification, complete these steps:

  1. Download the authenticator app of your choose from your phone's app store
  2. Enable the app in your Yahoo account by following these steps:
    • Note: you will receive a call or a text from Yahoo, but the number Yahoo calls from may be different each time
    • Open Yahoo's website in your browser
    • Log into your account
    • Navigate to your account security page
    • Choose "authenticator app" as the method you will use for your two-step verification
    • Click "Continue"
    • Scan the QR code your authenticator app uses
    • Click "Continue" again
    • Key in the code that appears in the app
    • Select "Done" to finish the process
  3. Log into your Yahoo account with your username and password
  4. Check your authenticator app for your Yahoo two-step verification code
  5. Enter the code you received in the app
  6. Enjoy your more secure Yahoo account

Setting up two-step verification on your Yahoo account helps keep your account and its contents secured. If you need more information or assistance with your Yahoo two-step verification process, contact user support here.

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