A couple of years ago Yahoo came up with a feature, i.e. Yahoo Account Key to enhance the layer of security to your Yahoo Mail account. The Account Key feature is extremely handy and is more secure as it allows users to get access to the Mail account via mobile phone instead of a password to sign in.

To do this, users need to log-in to their Yahoo account and follow the procedure to enable it. Once enabled, it will start sending you a notification right in your phone. You need to approve it with a tap on the mobile phone; hence, protecting others (particularly hackers and intruders) from getting into your account. Most important, you don’t have to remember a plethora of passwords. Great, yeah?

This is, indeed, a great feature by the tech giant. For users already taking advantage of this amazing tool – if they wish to know the ways to turn off the Account Key, the following steps will get them a better picture.

Turning Off Yahoo Account Key

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Been using the technique to read all of your Yahoo messages? Wish to go back to using a password again? Users of Yahoo need to learn how to disable Account Key. There are two ways to manage Yahoo Account Key – a. From a Web Browser and b. From a Yahoo Mobile App.

Learn How to Manage or Disable Yahoo Account Key from a Web Browser –

  1. Go this link Yahoo Account Security page – https://login.yahoo.com/?done=https%3A%2F%2Flogin.yahoo.com%2Faccount%2Fsecurity%3F.lang%3Den-US%26.intl%3Dus%26.src%3Dyhelp%26.scrumb%3D0&.intl=us&.lang=en-US&.src=yhelp
  2. Click the “Manage” button, by “Yahoo Account Key”
  3. Now, you will be able to turn on or off by clicking the toggle
  4. Look for the button “Disable Account Key” (located at the bottom of the screen)
  5. That’s it! You can now switch back to a password

Learn How to Manage or Disable Yahoo Account Key from a Yahoo Mobile App –

  1. Click the “Menu” icon from the Account Key enabled app
  2. Click the “Account Key” icon
  3. Look for “Manage Account Key” and tap it
  4. Now, you will be able to turn on or off by clicking the toggle
  5. Look for the button “Disable Account Key” (located at the bottom of the screen)
  6. That’s it! You can now switch back to a password