Recovering your lost or forgotten password is something that everyone who owns an account online has experienced. Most of the times people put simple passwords to avoid forgetting their password. Simple and easy passwords should not be used. This makes it easy for intruders to gain access to all your secured information. It may be simpler to just make a strong password and save it somewhere that you only have access to – a password manager.
Usually if you have lost your Yahoo password and want to recover it, you have to go through a certain process to achieve your goal. The process used before was answering a set of secret questions. But now they improved their security by allowing you to only reset your password through your personal phone and any email you have access to. Due to this, there is absolutely no way to recover your password without using your phone number or an alternative email address.
Although it is impossible to recover your Yahoo password without a phone number or an alternative email, this guide will show you the process taken when attempting to recover your Yahoo password without a phone number or an alternative email address.
Step 1 – Visit the Yahoo homepage
Step 2 – Enter your username
Enter your username & click the Next button to proceed to the Sign In page.
Step 3 – Locate the “I forgot my password” link
On the Sign In page, click the “I forgot my password” link and you will be taken to the first stage of the verification process of resetting your forgotten password.
Step 4 – Method of verification 1
On the page you are asked to select how you would like to verify your account. In the case that you do not have access to a phone number, you click on the button “I don’t have access to this phone“. You will be taken to the page where you can select how you would like to verify your account using an alternative way.
Step 5 – Method of verification 2
On the page, again you are asked to select how you would like to verify your account. In the case that you do not have access to an alternative email address, you click on the button “I don’t have access to this email“. You will be taken to the page where you can continue the process to recover your lost or forgotten password.
Step 6 – Visit the Yahoo Help Site
If you have no access to a phone or an email address, you will not be able to recover your Yahoo password. This is because Yahoo only uses 2 methods for the verification process. On this step you are taken to a page where they notify you that Yahoo can’t recover your password. Yahoo allows you to start over the process of recovering your password or you may simply visit the Yahoo Help Site so you can learn more about how you can recover your password.
Step 7 – Select Account
If you click the “Visit our Help Site” link, you are taken to the Yahoo Help page. Here you can select Account in the drop-down menu and fill in your Yahoo email address. Proceed to tick the “I’m not a robot” verification box.
Step 8 – Verify your humanity
After clicking the “I’m not a robot” check box, the pop-up window is displayed asking you to select all the images with a common object in it. In this example we are asked to select all the images with traffic lights. This is done to verify that you are not a robot carrying on this process. This type of verification is designed to be easy for humans but difficult for robots. After selecting all the images with the common object, click the Verify button at the bottom of the pop-up window.
Step 9 – Get started
After verifying, the “I’m not a robot” checked box is ticked to notify you that the verification process was authorized. Click the “Get started” button to proceed to the next page.
Step 10 – Finally, your search resultsIn the final page, you supposed to see product-related help articles from Yahoo. This instructs you how to recover you Yahoo password without a phone number and alternate email. There are no articles on this topic because it is impossible to recover your password without a phone number or an alternate email address.