[8 Solutions] How to Fix Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone

A lot of Yahoo Mail users have reported difficulties using the mail service on their iPhones. The service fails displaying the “Yahoo Mail Not Working” error on the device. Most people have no idea how to fix the problem and many of our users have reached out to us for a solution.

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In this article, we take a look at some of the most effective solutions to this problem staring with the best one.

The Best Way to Fix Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone

This problem is very often caused by a conflict in the iOS system, causing the Yahoo mail service to fail. Therefore the best solution to this problem is to repair the iOS system, eliminating the conflict and getting the device working normally again. The best tool to repair an iOS system is FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. This tool is both safe and effective.

   

To use Fixppo to fix the Yahoo Mail not working issue on your iPhone, install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Open FoneGeek on your computer and in the main window, click on “System Repair”. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and unlock the device.

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Step 3: The program will then detect the device and offer several firmware options for the device. Select an appropriate one and click “Start” to download.

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Step 3: After downloading, click on "Fix Now" and the program will begin repairing the device immediately.

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Once the process is complete, the device will restart and the Yahoo mail issue should be gone.

Other Common Solutions for the Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone Issue

The following are just some of the other troubleshooting solutions you can choose from, if you would rather not use third-party software;

1. Sign Out and then Sign in to Yahoo Account

If you are unable to receive messages on your Yahoo inbox, signing out and then signing back in to your Yahoo account has been known to work.

To do that go to Yahoo Mail and tap “Sign out of your Account”. Wait a few seconds and the sign in again into your account.

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2. Delete and re-Add Yahoo Mail

If that didn’t work, you should consider deleting the Yahoo Mail account from iOS mail and then re-add it. Here’s how to do that;

Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and then tap on “Account & Passwords”.

Step 2: Select the Yahoo account and tap “Delete” to remove it.

Step 3: Now on the Accounts & Passwords page, tap “Add Account” and choose “Yahoo” to sign in with your email address and password and re-add the account.

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3. Enable Cellular Data

Yahoo may fail to work properly if you are out of range of our Wi-Fi and you are therefore not connected to the internet. In this case, the best thing to do is to connect to cellular data.

To do that go to Settings > Cellular and turn on “Cellular Data”.

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4. Update iOS to the Latest Version

Updating the iPhone to the latest version of iOS is one of the best ways to eliminate some of the bugs that could be causing the issue.

To update the device follow these simple steps:

Step 1: go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Step 2: If an update is available, tap ‘Download and Install” to install it.

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5. Set SMTP Server

Setting the SMTP server can also resolve this issue. Follow these simple steps to do it;

Step 1: Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords.

Step 2: Tap on Yahoo > Account > Outgoing Mail Server SMTP> Other SMTP servers.

Step 3: The Hostname should be smtp.mail.yahoo.com.

Step 4: Enter the user name and password and set the port to 465 or 587 and SSL to “Yes.”

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6. Use the Yahoo Mail App

If all the above solutions don’t work to fix the problem and you are still unable to access Yahoo mail on your iPhone, consider installing the Yahoo Mail app from the App Store.

Step 1: Open the App Store on your device and then search for “Yahoo Mail”.

Step 2: Install the app on your device.

Step 3: Launch the app after installation and sign in your Yahoo mail account to access your emails.

7. Generate Third-Party App Passwords

Sometimes Yahoo can ask you to use third-party password when accessing Yahoo mail from other apps. If this happens, follow these simple steps to generate the passwords;

Step 1: Sign in to your Yahoo account on the web and click on the “Account Security” option.

Step 2: Click on “Generate App Passwords” (may also be “Manage app Passwords”).

Step 3: Select the app you want to generate the password for and then click “Generate”.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. You can now use the generated password to sign in to Yahoo on the Mail app.

The solutions above can help you overcome the Yahoo Mail not Working on iPhone issue. It is important to select a solution that you want to use and follow the instructions to implement it fully. If you have any questions or comment about this particular problem or any other iOS related issue, use the comments section below and we’ll do our best to help.

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By Joan J. Mims

Posted on May 05, 2018, 14:19:16

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.