Find and Remove Unusual Activity on your Yahoo Account

Yahoo offers users numerous security and useful features to make their experience safe and engaging. One of such features provided to Yahoo users is the option of tracking recent activity. With the recent activity feature, users are easily able to know if any unknown activity has been done by an unauthorized person. To know how to find and remove unusual activity in your Yahoo account, you can follow the instructions provided below.

Guide to Find and Remove Unusual Activity in Yahoo Account

For Desktop or Mobile Browser

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and navigate to the Yahoo sign-in page. Once you are on the sign-in page, you will need to enter your Yahoo login credentials to sign in to your Yahoo account.
  2. Once you are logged in to your Yahoo account, click on your Profile picture located in the top-right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to select the Account info option. This will take you to the Account information section of your Yahoo account.
  4. On the Account Information page, select the Recent activity option located on the left section. You will be directed to the next screen where you will see the list of recent login activities.
  5. On the recent activity page, you will need to inspect if any unauthorized login activity action has occurred in your account.
  6. If you find any unauthorized login activity in your Yahoo account, click on the Sign-out option located next to it. This will sign you out from that unauthorized login right away.
  7. Similarly, you can also inspect if any changes were made in your Yahoo account by going to the Recent account changes section displayed on the same page.
  8. Next, you will need to go through the actions located in the Recent account changes section to know about unknown activities that might have occurred in your account. If you find any suspicious activity, take the appropriate action to undo the changes.
  9. If you suspect that your Yahoo account was hacked, you will need to click on the Change your password option located in the upper section.
  10. As you will click on the Change your password option, you will be directed to the next screen where you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to change the password of your account and gain the completed control.

For Yahoo Mobile App

  1. To begin with, you will first need to launch the Yahoo Mobile app on your phone and tap on the Menu option (three horizontal lines). This will expand the menu on your screen.

NOTE: If you are using the Yahoo Mail app on your phone, you will need to tap on the Manage Accounts option in the menu section on your screen.

  • From the expanded menu that appears on your screen, you will need to select the Account info option. Doing so will display the Account information page.
  • Once you are on the Account info page, you will need to tap on the Recent activity option. You will be directed to the Recent Activity page on your device.

NOTE: You might have to enter the PIN or password of your device to get to the Recent activity page.

  • On the Recent Activity page, you will need to go through the list to know if any unauthorized login activity happened in your account.
  • If you notice any unknown login activity, you will need to tap on the Sign-out option located next to it. You will be signed out from the unauthorized login.
  • In case any changes were made in your account, you can find those in the Recent account changes section.
  • If you find any suspicious changes in the Recent account changes section, take appropriate action to undo the changes.
  • If you suspect that your account has been hacked, tap on the Change your password option located in the upper section. 
  • As you will tap on the Change your password option, you will be taken to the next screen. Here, you will need to select the “I would rather change my password” option.
  • After that, you will simply need to follow the on-screen instructions to change the password of your Yahoo account and regain control over it.

So, these are the instructions that will help you find and remove unusual activity in your Yahoo account.

Updated: January 4, 2021 — 6:56 am

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