You might be permanently logged in to your Yahoo account on your personal computer, but what if you need to sign into Yahoo on a friend’s computer, at work, or at the library? What if you just got a new smartphone or tablet and want to use it to sign into Yahoo? In this article, we’ll guide you through the entire Yahoo sign in process from start to finish.
Signing in to Yahoo on another computer
If you need to log into Yahoo at work to check your email, or at a friend’s house to see what movies are playing nearby, or for any reason at all, here’s what you need to do:
Open any internet browser and go to the homepage at Yahoo.com. Up in the corner of the screen, there should be a Yahoo Sign in button. If it says your name, that means you’re already signed in. If it says someone else’s name, that means that they are currently logged in and you’ll need to log them out. Just click on their name and select “Sign out”.
Now, click the “Sign in” button to go to the Yahoo login page. Here, you’ll need to type in your Yahoo ID (username/email address) and your account password.
If other people use this computer besides you, you’ll want to uncheck the option that will make you “stay signed in”. When you uncheck the box, you’ll be automatically logged out when you close the browser window, even if you forget to log out manually.
As long as you’ve entered your email address and password correctly, click the “Sign in” button, and you are now signed in to your Yahoo account!
Signing in to Yahoo on a new mobile device
Let’s say you always use Yahoo for email, weather, news, stock market info, and more, and you’d like to sign into your Yahoo account on your smartphone or tablet.
First, you need to download the Yahoo Mail application from your device’s official store (i.e. Play Store for an Android phone or tablet, App Store for iPhone, etc.). The first time you launch the app, you’ll be prompted to sign in to Yahoo using your existing email address and password, just like you would on the computer.
Now, just tap the “sign in” button to be taken to your Yahoo Mail inbox!
If you want to use Yahoo’s other services on the go, they have separate apps for:
- News, sports & entertainment
- Messenger (instant messaging/chat)
- Yahoo search
Depending on your device, you may or may not have to sign into Yahoo separately for each of these apps. However, once you’ve signed into Yahoo the first time on your mobile device, you’ll remain logged in all the time (unless you uninstall the app, of course), so you won’t have to enter your ID and password every single time you check your phone.
And that’s that! Now you can sign into Yahoo from anywhere, whether it’s a computer or a mobile device, and get access to this great, free email service that has stood the test of time.