7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2012 8:50 PM by JustApple500
christinetom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why can't I set up yahoo e-mail on my new Iphone 5?


iPhone 5
  • 1. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)

    What process did you do to set it up? And what happened?

  • 2. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    bernadette777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have spent 5 hours on this and can not get it to work "password"

  • 3. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)

    It should be go into mail/calenders, add account, click yahoo, then put in all of your info, make sure you have your password correct, oh and if your not on wifi, make sure you have cellular data turned on or it wont do it either. That is in settings, general, cellular, cellualr data, make sure thats on. You will probably need to delete the current mail account first. And start over this way.

  • 4. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    cejaay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wound up just making a GMAIL acct, and having my yahoo forward to Gmail since i could make my gmail acct work fine on the iphone 5.

  • 5. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)

    If you have forgotten your password, reset it in your yahoo email account online, not sure if that is one of your issues, but just in case.

  • 6. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    Cheryl CK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also was unable to get my Yahoo mail account thru the set up process on my new iPhone 5. I kept getting a error message "Yahoo server not available". I went to the Yahoo site and found other comments along the same lines. It was suggested that rather than selecting "yahoo" on the Apple menu for email set up to use the "other" choice. I did and it worked right away.

     

    Not sure where the problem lies but I would "think" there might be an IOS program error somewhere in the code that makes iOS interface not compatible with the Yahoo server with the Yahoo tab.  Although I did set up my daughter's Yahoo account using the Yahoo tab and it worked right away. Who knows.

     

    So, you might try going thru the "other" tab and see if that works.

  • 7. Re: yahoo email on iphone 5
    JustApple500 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Don't know if this means much, but first time I tried to access my yahoo account on the phone I did it through Safari, signed in went smooth.  Then, when I tried using the Mail App it went straight to the account from the get go.