How to Link a Phone to a Yahoo Account

by Daniel Hatter ; Updated May 30, 2017

During the initial Yahoo account setup you are given the option to link a mobile phone number. If you didn't take advantage of the opportunity at that time, you can link it to your account in your account settings. Then if you ever forget your password, you are given the option to have a reset password sent to your mobile phone via text message.

Sign in to your Yahoo account and visit your Account Information page (see link in Resources).

Click the "Sign-In and Security" menu and click the "Update Password-Reset Information" option.

Scroll down the page to the "Mobile Numbers" section and click the "Add Another" button.

Type in your mobile phone number and click the "Save" button. Click "Done" to return to the Yahoo page you were on previously.

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Daniel Hatter began writing professionally in 2008. His writing focuses on topics in computers, Web design, software development and technology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in media and game development and information technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.