Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone or iPad – How to Fix

There seems to be no respite to the miseries of iPhone users as they continue to complain about not being able to access their Yahoo Mail accounts. Yahoo Mail not working on iPhone or iPad is probably the hottest topic in the Apple forum.

If you recently faced issues like Yahoo Mail not updating, messages not loading, inability to read emails, cannot get mail, connection to the server failed, or authentication failed, these might have occurred due to invalid settings.

Since it is hard to guess what exact error caused your Yahoo Mail account to not function on your iPhone, we cover almost all troubleshooting steps to help eliminate the issues.

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Troubleshooting Steps to Fix – Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone or iPad

Take a look at the below-mentioned tips and test your Yahoo Mail on your iPhone after every step.

1: You Must Check Your Yahoo Account outside of the App

Since you are having problems accessing your emails or sending/ receiving emails or messages not loading, you can check your account outside the app.

  • Try accessing your Yahoo Mail account on the computer.
  • Check if you can log in and compose a new email.
  • Make sure the email arrives within 5 minutes.

If it doesn’t arrive, you have got to address the problem first. Only then you can check your account on your iPhone.

2: Remove and Re-add Yahoo Mail to iPhone

Consider removing and re-adding Yahoo Mail to iOS Mail if the settings are incorrect. To remove –

  • Tap the iOS Settings app.
  • Look for the option ‘Accounts & Passwords’ and tap on it.
  • Next, tap on your Yahoo Mail account and Delete Account.

To re-add –

  • Tap the Settings app.
  • Tap the Accounts & Passwords button and tap Add Account.
  • You will then select the Yahoo option to enter your email address and password.
  • Tap Sign-in.
  • Tap Save.

You have successfully re-added Yahoo Mail on your iOS device.

3: Manually Set up IMAP

If the automated setup process fails to grab the correct server setting, remove the account from your device (refer to the above steps) and manually configure the IMAP settings.

To set up your Yahoo Mail account manually –

  • Tap Settings and then tap Passwords & Accounts.
  • You can then Add Account.
  • Tap Other and select Add Mail Account.
  • Then enter your complete name, correct email address, password, and a short description for your account.
  • Tap Next and tap Done.

To manually set up IMAP settings –

Incoming Mail (IMAP) ServerOutgoing Mail (SMTP) ServerYour login info
Server – – address – Your full email address ([email protected])
Port – 993Port – 465 or 587Password – Your account’s password
Requires SSL – YesRequires SSL – YesRequires authentication – Yes
 Requires authentication – Yes 

You can reach out to the device manufacturer for any specific instructions.

4: Update your iOS Device

Yahoo always encourages its users to use the latest device and browser versions for the best results. So, if you haven’t updated your iOS device, learn how to do it.

 Note: Before you update, make a backup of your device using iCloud.

Connect your iPhone to the Wi-Fi when an update is available.

  • Tap Settings and go to the General option.
  • You can tap the Software Update option.
  • Tap Download and Install (remove any file temporarily if it prompts you to do so in case of limited space).
  • Tap Install to update.

5: Install Yahoo Mail App

Haven’t downloaded Yahoo Mail app yet? To download, open App Store on your iPhone, download the iOS app and install it.

You shouldn’t experience any more trouble accessing your Yahoo Mail account on your iPad or iPhone. However, contact the Yahoo customer support team immediately if you still encounter some issues.

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