Yahoo Mail Not Working or Loading on iPhone

There can be numerous reasons for having a problem with your Yahoo Mail account on iPhone. The reason can be anything from invalid settings, incompatible web browser to technical or non-technical errors.  If you are having a problem configuring your Yahoo Mail on iPhone, follow the measures provided in this guide.

Steps to Fix Problems with Yahoo Mail on iPhone


Check whether your Yahoo Mail account is functioning normally outside of the app.

  • On your computer, launch a compatible web browser that supports Yahoo Mail.
  • Sign into your Yahoo Mail account.
  • Compose a new email and send it to your own email address.
  • Check if the email arrives back to you within 5 minutes.
  • In case any issue occurs, make sure to clear them before trying to use the app on your iPhone.
  • Make Sure to Have an Updated Operating System.
  • Apple is known for releasing updates for their Operating System frequently to keep its platform smooth and bug-free. So, make sure that you have installed the latest version of iOS software on your iPhone.
  • Remove and Re-Add your Yahoo Mail Account to iOS Mail

To Remove a Yahoo Mail Account

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Accounts & Passwords
  • Next, tap on your Yahoo Mail Account.
  • Then, select Delete Account
  • Your Yahoo Mail Account will be removed from the iOS Mail.

To Re-Add Yahoo Mail Account

1.) Automatic Setup

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Account & Password
  • Next, tap on the Account
  • Then, tap on the Yahoo option and enter your Yahoo Mail address and password in the prompted field. Tap on the Sign in
  • If you want, you can disable the option of synchronization in Yahoo Mail.
  • Once done, tap on the Save

2.) Manual Setup

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the Account & Password option. (NOTE: If you don’t see Accounts & Passwords option, look for Mail, Contacts, Calendar on older devices.)
  • Next, tap on the Add Account option and select “Other” (not Yahoo).
  • Then, enter your complete email address and password in the prompted field and tap on the Next
  • After that, enter the IMAP settings for Incoming and Outgoing servers as mentioned hereinbelow.
    • Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server
      • Port:993
      • Requires SSL: Yes
    • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) 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
  • Enter your email address for the username and tap on the Next
  • Make sure to turn on “Use SSL” and enter 587 as the value for “Server Port”.
  • After that, tap on the “Done” button to complete the process.

Adding Yahoo Mail to iOS Mail with IMAP

If you are unable to setup your Yahoo Mail account using the Automatic configuration, you can configure it manually by following the “Manual setup” steps mentioned above.

Use the Yahoo Mail App

In case you are still not able to connect your Yahoo Mail to the iOS Mail app, there might be some issue with your device. As an alternative, you can download and install the Yahoo Mail app on your iPhone.

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