How to Fix Yahoo Mail Sign-in Problems on Android Phone or Tablet – Updated

If you encounter a “Login failed” error on your Yahoo Mail app or browser while accessing it on your Android phone or tablet, there could be several reasons for it. The issue could range from network connectivity problems to a security breach.

We have listed below some of the most common causes for this error along with their respective solutions. These tips will assist you in resolving the sign-in problem in your Yahoo Mail application or browser on your Android device.

Fix Issues Related to Android Devices

Use the below tips to fix common problems in your Android device.

1. Network Connection Issue

  • If you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, make sure that your device is receiving a proper signal.
  • If you are connected to the internet via Mobile data, make sure that your data pack is not over.
  • Try opening any website in your browser and see if the internet is working fine.

Make sure your Android device is connected to the Internet else Yahoo mail app won’t work.

2. Review permissions for Your Android app

You might be facing sign-in issues with your Yahoo Mail as you haven’t given the required permission to the Android app on which you are using Yahoo Mail. It is recommended to review permission for your Android app and make sure it’s enabled.

3. Using a Non-Yahoo Mobile App

If you have activated the Two-Step verification or Account key in your Yahoo Mail account, you might not be able to access Yahoo Mail on some third-party email apps that do not use the Yahoo branded sign-in page. In such a case, you will need to generate an app password to access your Yahoo mail account on the non-Yahoo app.

To generate an app password (a long and randomly generated code), open your Yahoo Mail account on a supported web browser and go to Settings (Gear icon) > Account info Account security > Generate app password. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the process to generate an app password. Once the password is generated, use it along with your Yahoo email address to log into your email app on your Android phone or tablet.

To learn how to turn off your Yahoo Account Key – click here

4. You have Changed your Phone Number

If you have replaced your old phone number with a new one on the same Android device, you might not be able to access the Yahoo Mail app. Now, you will need to add this new mobile phone number to your Yahoo Mail account.

To do this, open Yahoo Mail on your web browser and go to Settings (Gear icon) > Account info Account security > Phone numbers > Add recovery phone number. Enter your new phone number and click the Send SMS button. You will get a code on your new phone number. Enter this code in the provided field and click Verify. Now you will able to login to your account in the Yahoo Mail Android app.

5. Other Device Related Problems

  • Yahoo mail app not workingContact Yahoo customer service number for help or read help articles related to this problem.
  • There may be a problem with your Android device; contact the device manufacturer, or navigate help pages.
  • Delete Cache and cookies – First, clear your mobile browser cache and cookies, then sign out of your Yahoo mail account and sign in again. If you are using your Yahoo mail on a mobile app, clear your app data and cache.

How to Fix Issues Related to Yahoo Mail Password

Apart from the above problems with your Android device, your Yahoo mail may not be working because of password-related problems –

1. Invalid Yahoo ID or Password

If you encounter an Invalid Login ID or password message with your Yahoo mail account on the Android app or mobile browser, this can be because of the following reasons –

  • You might be typing an incorrect ID or password, so recheck it before submitting it.
  • Your device keyboard might auto-capitalize the first letter of your password.
  • Disable mobile browser autofill settings.
  • Another reason that can cause a mobile sign-in error is that you forgot the password or your Yahoo mail account is hacked, and someone has changed your login ID or password. Reset your Yahoo mail account password immediately by tapping “Forgot Password”.

2. Someone Changed the Password for your Yahoo Account

If you think that the security of your Yahoo Mail account has been compromised, it is best to reset the password for your account. This will eliminate the hacker from having access to your account. To reset the password, follow these steps:

  • On your mobile browser, go to the Yahoo sign-in page, enter your email address, and tap Next. This will direct you to the next screen, where you will be prompted to enter your password.
yahoo mail password enter page
  • As your password is not working, tap on “Forgotten Password”. This will redirect you to the page where you will get the account recovery options (phone number and email address) registered with your Yahoo mail account. You must have access to one of the account recovery options to reset your account’s password.

If you don’t recognize the recovery options or don’t have access to the registered phone number or email, click I need more options. This will lead you to another account recovery option (if any).

yahoo mail password reset option
  • Tap on any of the recovery options available in your account (Make sure you have access to it). Now Yahoo will send a verification code on the selected recovery option.
  • Enter the verification code in the provided field and tap Verify.
  • After successful verification of your Yahoo account, you will be directed to set a new password for your Yahoo mail account. Enter the new password in the provided fields and click Continue.
yahoo mail new password set up

So, this is how you can quickly fix the Yahoo mail login failed error on your Android mobile phone or tablet.

Updated: September 12, 2023 — 5:05 pm


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  1. Nicholaus Felix magoda

    I try to sign in my yahoo account but I forget the password and phone number so I can get verification code also I didn’t put recovery email on it,I open the account on 2010 and last time to use was 2012 after I lost the phone and I was on travel to Tanzania then I come back in South Africa ,I need help so I can gain access to my account.

    1. I’m having problem to login to my yahoo account

      1. Why i can’t log in my email account. Keep reset password. When i enter my email. Keep says can’t find

  2. I tried to add my yahoo account to account and back up but i keep receiving error messages that its my network while everything with internet works

  3. Having trouble signing in on my android phone for my yahoo email.

  4. Trying to sign in on my new phone and it keeps coming up website not available.

  5. My yahoo mail on android fail to login but my password is correct.  I did this to fix:  If the link is down, basically go to your yahoo mail with a web browser and make a password for applications.  Then use that password once on your phone and you’re in.

  6. Shauneille Collins

    I’m trying to sign into yahoo on my samsung using the app and it keep saying error connection time out

  7. every time I sign in I have to go through the forget password EVERY TIME, I have cleared browser history. it’s such a pain and now I am going through the process of ditching yahoo and going to gmail

  8. I would like to renew my yahoo passworx

  9. don’t have old number or yahoo recovery email address how can I login

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