How to Access a Yahoo Mail Account in iPhone Mail

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

Yahoo Mail is a free email service. To get an account, visit Yahoo and click the email sign-up link. Complete the simple application, and you have a Yahoo email account. There is more than one way to access your Yahoo emails on the iPhone—through the iPhone Mail app, the Safari web browser, or the Yahoo Mail app.

Instructions in this article apply to iPhones with iOS 12 or iOS 11.

Set Up a Yahoo Account in iPhone Mail

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

  1. Open the iPhone Settings.

  2. Select Passwords & Accounts (in iOS 12) or Accounts & Passwords (in iOS 11).

  3. Tap Add Account.

  4. Select Yahoo from the menu that opens.

    Passwords & Accounts, Add Account, Yahoo! in iOS Settings
  5. Enter your Yahoo username in the field provided for it and tap Next.

  6. Enter your password on the next screen and press Sign in.

  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.

    Next, Sign-in, Mail toggle in iOS settings

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 to open and read the content. Or, swipe to the left to flag, trash, or take another action from directly in the Inbox.

  4. After you open an email, use the icons at the bottom of each open email to take action. The icons represent Flag, Move, Trash, Reply/Print/Forward, and Compose.

    Inbox, Mail options, Flag/File/Trash/Move options in iOS Mail

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 email from all your inboxes.
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