How to Access a Yahoo Mail Account in iPhone Mail

Add Yahoo Mail to the iPhone Mail app with only your Yahoo credentials

  • In iPhone, tap Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account > Yahoo, set up your Yahoo account with your Yahoo username and password.
  • In the Mail app, open the Mailboxes screen and tap Yahoo to open your Yahoo Mail inbox.
  • Tap an email to open and read it. Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to take action on the email.

This article explains how to add your Yahoo Mail account to the iPhone Mail app so you can open and manage Yahoo email on your phone. It also includes information on using the Safari web browser or the Yahoo Mail app to access your email account.

Instructions in this article apply to iPhones with iOS 14 through iOS 11.

Set Up a Yahoo Account in iPhone Mail

If you don't have one, you can create a free Yahoo Mail account by visiting Yahoo and completing a simple application.

To set up your Yahoo email account in the iPhone Mail app:

  1. Open the iPhone Settings.

  2. Select Mail > Accounts in iOS 14. (Select Passwords & Accounts in iOS 13 or iOS 12, or Accounts & Passwords in iOS 11.)

    iPhone Settings showing path to Accounts
  3. Tap Add Account.

  4. Select Yahoo from the menu that opens.

  5. Enter your Yahoo username in the field provided for it and tap Next.

    iPhone Mail showing steps to add Yahoo
  6. Enter your password on the next screen and select Next.

  7. Toggle the switch next to Mail to the On position.

    Optionally, also toggle the switches next to Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes to the On position.

  8. Tap Save.

    iPhone Yahoo Mail account options

Access Yahoo Mail in iPhone Mail

Now that you have set up your account on the iPhone, you can check your Yahoo email at any time. To do this:

  1. On the Home screen, tap the Mail icon.

  2. In the Mailboxes screen, tap Yahoo to open your Yahoo Mail Inbox.

  3. Tap any email in the Inbox to open it and read the content.

    The iPhone Mail app showing the Yahoo Inbox
  4. Use the icons at the bottom of each open email to take action. The icons represent Trash, Move, Flag/Reply/Print/Forward, and Compose.

  5. You don't have to open each email. In the Inbox, swipe to the left to Flag, Trash, or take another action from directly in the Inbox.

    Yahoo Mail in the iPhone Mail app showing mail actions

Access Yahoo Mail in Safari or the Yahoo Mail App

You don't have to add Yahoo Mail to the iPhone Mail app to access your email on the phone. You have other options.

  • Tap the Safari web browser icon on the iPhone Home screen and enter the Yahoo mail URL. After you enter your username and password, you can view your Inbox on the iPhone screen.
  • Download the Yahoo Mail app (which Yahoo recommends over the other methods). After you log in, you can read, organize, and send emails from all your inboxes.
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