How to Set Up Yahoo Mail on iPhone

Access your Yahoo emails from your iPhone

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There are multiple ways to get Yahoo Mail on your iPhone, but using the built-in Mail app is the easiest. All you need is your email address and password. When you access Yahoo Mail from your phone, you're able to send new emails, view past messages, and get alerted about incoming mail.

Instructions in this article apply to iOS 12, iOS 11, and iOS 10. Older versions of iOS should work similarly but the menu items may be slightly different.

Get Yahoo Mail on Your iPhone

Open the settings on your phone to add a Yahoo Mail email account to the Mail app.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Go to Passwords & Accounts.

    If you don't see this option, go to Mail > Accounts or Mail > Contacts > Calendars, depending on your iOS version.

  3. Choose Add Account, then tap Yahoo.

    Passwords & Accounts, Add Account, Yahoo! button in iOS
  4. Enter your Yahoo email address, then tap Next.

    Learn how to find your email address if you're not sure what it is.

  5. Enter the password to your Yahoo email account, then choose Sign in.

    Forget your Yahoo password? Resetting it is easy.

    If you're prompted to enter a code to verify your identity, follow the on-screen steps. Depending on how your account is configured, the code is sent to a different email address or to your phone as a text or phone call.

  6. Turn on the Mail toggle switch.

  7. Optionally, enable other items you want to sync, such as Contacts or Calendar events.

  8. Tap Save.

    Next, Sign in, Save buttons for Yahoo! Mail on iOS
  9. Your Yahoo email account will begin syncing with your iPhone

Yahoo Mail Email Server Settings

The directions listed above don't require you to make changes to the email server settings the phone uses to access Yahoo Mail because you logged in directly from the web. However, you may need the server settings for Yahoo to set up your account manually or if the directions above didn't work.

Your phone requires SMTP settings to send mail through your Yahoo account from your phone. Enter the Yahoo Mail SMTP server settings to send emails.

If your Yahoo emails don't download to your iPhone, make sure the phone is using the correct Yahoo Mail POP server settings. POP is one way to download emails. You can also use IMAP, in which case you'll use the Yahoo Mail IMAP server settings.

Yahoo's Official Email App

An alternative method to viewing and sending Yahoo emails on your phone is with the Yahoo Mail app. This is the official app from Yahoo that has features you won't find in the built-in Mail app for iPhone.

Yahoo Mail app on iOS

In addition to reading and replying to emails, use the Yahoo Mail app to:

  • Clip and save coupons.
  • View flight details and check in for flights.
  • Get notifications from people only, not newsletters or companies.
  • Use animated photos and professionally designed stationery.
  • Connect to Google Drive and Dropbox to send attachments.

The free Yahoo Mail app is ad-supported. The Yahoo Mail Pro subscription does not contain ads.