Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone or iOS

There can be numerous reasons that may be preventing your Yahoo Mail from not functioning on your iPhone. The reason can be anything from the outdated operating system, no internet network, to misconfigured IMAP/POP settings. If you have already tried everything that you can to fix the issue but have not been able to make your Yahoo Mail work on your iPhone, you can try the workaround provided below in this guide.

Steps to Fix Problems with Yahoo Mail in iOS Mail

1. Check if your Yahoo Mail Account is Functioning Outside of the Application
  • On your computer, open a supported web browser for Yahoo.
  • Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account and compose a new email.
  • In the “To” field, enter your own email address and send the email.
  • Now, check if you receive the email back within 5 minutes or not.
  • If you get any regarding the email, you will need to address it before making your Yahoo Mail account work on an application.
2. Make Sure to Update your Operating System
  • As Apple is known for releasing updates frequently for its operating system to keep its platform trouble-free, make sure that you have updated your operating system to the latest version.
  • Before you try to update your iPhone, make sure to backup your device using iTunes or iCloud.
3. Remove and Re-add your Yahoo Mail Account to iOS Mail

Sometimes, the settings that are responsible for connecting your Yahoo Mail account to the app can get corrupted or can be incorrect. In such a case Removing and reading your Yahoo Mail account to the iOS Mail app is suggested.

How to Remove a Yahoo Mail Account from iPhone
  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Accounts & Passwords option.
  • Next, select your Yahoo Mail account.
  • Then, tap on the Delete Account option.
  • Your Yahoo Mail app account will be removed from your iOS Mail app.
Steps to Re-add Yahoo Mail Account to iOS Mail
  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Accounts & Passwords option.
  • Next, select Add Account option and tap on the Yahoo! option.
  • Then, enter your Yahoo email address and password. Then tap on the Sign-in option.
  • If you want you can disable your Yahoo Mail from synchronization. After that, tap on the Save button.
Add your Yahoo Mail Account to iOS Mail with IMAP

In case you are unable to set up your Yahoo Mail account automatically by following the steps mentioned above, you can manually configure your account by following the below-mentioned steps:

NOTE: Make sure to remove your Yahoo Mail account from iOS Mail app before following these steps.

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the Account & Passwords option (or Mail Contacts, Calendar for older devices).
  • Next, tap on the Add Account option and select the “Other” option from the list.
  • Now, enter your complete email address and password in the prompted fields, and tap on the Next button. Mail will try to find the settings for Yahoo Mail and finish account configuration, In case, Mail is unable to find your email settings, you will need to enter them manually as mentioned ahead.
  • Select the IMAP option for your new account and enter IMAP settings for Incoming and Outgoing servers as mentioned below.
    • Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server
      • Server:
      • Port: 993
      • Requires SSL: Yes
    • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
      • Server:
      • Port: 465 or 587
      • Requires SSL: Yes
      • Requires authentication: Yes
    • Your login info
      • Email address: Your complete email address
      • Password: Your account’s password
      • Requires authentication: Yes
  • Then, enter your email address for the username and tap Next.
  • Make sure that you turn on “Use SSL” and enter 587 as the value for “Server Port“. After that, tap “Done” to complete the configuration process.
4. Install Yahoo Mail App

In case you are not able to connect your Yahoo Mail to the iOS Mail app, there might be some issues with your device. You can try installing Yahoo Mail app on your iPhone.

Steps to Download and Install Yahoo Mail App on iPhone
  • Launch App Store app on your iPhone.
  • Type Yahoo Mail in the Search bar.
  • Next, tap on the Get option and follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the Yahoo Mail app on your iPhone.
  • After that, launch the Yahoo Mail app on your iPhone and log into your account using your login credential.
  • You can now start using the Yahoo Mail app on your iPhone.

So, this is how you can easily set up Yahoo Mail on your iPhone.