How to Setup Yahoo mail on iPhone the Easy Way?
Updated on August 4, 2021 | by James Stone
Yahoo is a full-featured email service and you get a lot of exciting and remarkable features when you sign up for an account. Moreover, Yahoo email account is easily accessible on all devices such as iPhone, Android, Desktop, or Mac. You just need to enter the required settings to start enjoying the perks of this email service.
In this guide, I have explained all the methods and settings that can be used to set up Yahoo Mail on the iPhone. The minimal requirement is the email address and password and once you are done with setting up Yahoo on your iPhone, it will become much easier to view and read emails on the go.
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Accessing Yahoo Account Using iPhone Mail App
The first method explains how you can use the in-built app of your iPhone to set up the Yahoo account. Have a look at the steps:
- Go to the settings of your phone to start adding your Yahoo email account to the Mail app.
- In the settings section, go to Passwords & Accounts.
- Once you reach there, tap Add Account and then tap Yahoo.
- Mention your Yahoo email address, press Next.
- Next, enter the password of your Yahoo mail account and tap Sign in.
- Swipe right the Mail toggle switch. At this point, you can even enable other items of your mail account that you want to sync.
- Once you press Save, your Yahoo account will start syncing with the iPhone.
Accessing Yahoo Account Using the Official App
This one is easier and you just have to download and install the Yahoo mail app for iPhone. Once you are done with that, the next step is to usually enter the username and password to finish setting up Yahoo email on the iPhone. Another highlight of this method is that you may get some additional features that are not there in the in-built mail app of the iPhone.
Accessing Yahoo Account Using the Safari Browser
If you are a browser person, you can ditch the Yahoo mail app for iPhone and simply log in using the Safari web browser. Launch the browser and go to the official Yahoo web page. After that, normally log in to your Yahoo account using the email address and password.
If the above steps didn’t help you, you may be required to enter the Yahoo mail settings for iPhone to manually set up the account. When you log in directly from the web, there is no need to make changes in the settings of the email server to access Yahoo mail on your iPhone.
To manually enter the Yahoo mail settings on your iPhone, you need to know more about the settings and when and where they have to be used.
To send an email through your Yahoo account from your iPhone, you will be required to enter the SMTP settings for that matter.
Here are the Yahoo Mail SMTP server settings that have to be entered to send emails:
Yahoo Mail SMTP server address- smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Yahoo Mail SMTP username- Your full Yahoo email address
Yahoo Mail SMTP password- Yahoo Mail password
Yahoo Mail SMTP port- 465 or 587
Yahoo Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required- Yes
In order to download Yahoo emails to your iPhone, you will be required to use the right Yahoo Mail POP server settings. On reaching the screen where you have to enter the POP settings, enter the following information:
Yahoo Mail POP server address: pop.mail.yahoo.com
Yahoo Mail POP username: Your Yahoo Mail username
Yahoo Mail POP password: Your Yahoo Mail password
Yahoo Mail POP port: 995
Yahoo Mail POP TLS/SSL required: yes
To ensure the receipt and viewing of emails, you will need to configure IMAP settings. To access Yahoo Mail with ease on your iPhone, enter these settings after opening the New Account screen:
Yahoo Mail IMAP server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
IMAP port: 993
IMAP TLS/SSL: yes
IMAP Username: Your full Yahoo Mail address
IMAP password: Your Yahoo Mail password or app password
That was all about how you can use your yahoo account on the iPhone.