Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone or iPad, Fix

Yahoo Mail Not Working on iPhone or iPad, Fix

This article explains how to fix the problem if Yahoo Mail is not working properly on your iPhone or iPad. Having trouble sending or receiving email using the iOS or iPadOS mail app? Then this article is made for you. The most common problems are:

  • Yahoo Mail does not update.
  • It does not charge.
  • It is very slow.
  • Unable to open or read an email.
  • Messages are blocked.

You may also receive error messages such as “Unable to receive mail”, “Authentication failed” or “Server connection failed”. For example, the error “Unable to receive mail” indicates to the mail server “ is not responding. Make sure you have entered the correct account information in the mail settings”.

Read:- How to Recover Deleted Yahoo Mail in Simple way

Please see the suggestions below. After trying each of the steps below, test your mail to see if you have resolved your issue.

1. Check if your Yahoo Mail account is working

You may experience this problem because there is a problem with your account. Here’s how you can verify this:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open Safari.
  • Visit the Yahoo Mail website:
  • After logging in, try to read your emails and send emails.
  • Do you have any problems?

If you do not have any problems with the Yahoo Mail website, it means that there are problems with the Mail app and / or your settings.

2. Restart your iPhone or iPad

Just restarting your device can cause your device to repair. Like this:

  • Face ID model with iPhone X, 11 or later, and iPad: Press and hold the power button (side or top) and hold the volume up (or down) button until you see the bet slider turned off. Then drag the cursor on the screen. Wait until your device is completely switched off. Then press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Other iPhone or iPad models: Hold down the power button (side or top) until the power-off slider appears. After this, wait for your device to shut down. And hold down the power button until you see the Apple logo.

3. Update your iPhone or iPad

Make sure your device is using the latest version of iOS or iPadOS software. Here’s how to update software and update your device:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Normal.
  • Tap on software updates. And if an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to update your device.

4. Remove and Add

Your current settings may be corrupted. You want to delete your email account and then add it again. Like this:

1-Delete your Yahoo Email from your iPhone or iPad:

  • Go to Settings> Password and accounts.
  • Find Your Yahoo Mail Account.
  • Press the red delete account button.

2-Add your Yahoo account to your iPhone or iPad. You can do this manually or automatically. We will try automatic configuration first. And after that, if you still have problems, we will try the manual IMAP configuration. Like this:

        Automatic Configuration:

  • Go to Settings> Password and accounts.
  • Tap Add Account.
  • Tap on the Yahoo icon.
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Now check your yahoo mail. Are you having problems? If yes, delete the account again (see number 1 above) then read with IMAP. Like this:

        Manual Configuration:

  • Tap Settings> Password and accounts.
  • Go to Add account> Other> Add email account.
  • Enter details, name, email, password etc. And tap Next.
  • Tap on the IMAP tab and here are the settings you need to enter:
  • E-mail: Your full email account such as
  • Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): Host Name –; Port – 993; SSL Required – Yes.
  • Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): Host Name –; Port – 465 or 587; SSL Required – Yes; Authentication required – yes.

5. Change Your Email Settings

A common problem with Yahoo Mail is that some users have problems logging into non-Yahoo apps. How to fix this:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open Safari.
  • Go to
  • log in.
  • Click Account Information and Account Security.
  • And activate “Allow applications that use less secure connections”.

If you still have this problem, you can contact Yahoo, there may be a service outage, which means that the Yahoo mail server may be down.

Another thing you should consider is to start using the Yahoo Mail app instead of the iOS Mail app. You can go to the App Store and download and install the Yahoo Mail app.