Will I be permanently locked out of my Yahoo and Google accounts if I get a new phone and number and use a new IP address to try to log in?
Whenever I use a new IP address, Yahoo and Google makes me verify that it's me through my phone. When I get a new phone and phone number, can I update my information with Yahoo and Google so I can use my new phone to confirm that it's me signing in and not some random hacker or robot? I know that Google lets you update your phone, and Yahoo probably does as well, but will I actually be able to use the new phone and number to confirm that it is me?
- Red FoxLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
No. Your username and password will always be recognized. You may of course be asked for verification. No problem.
- David KLv 62 months ago
From your description, you will need to have old phone to verify when signing in and then update account info to use new phone. However, I think two-step verification can be disabled. In that case, before you retire old phone, disable the two-step verification. Then, when you have new phone, update the phone number on account and reinstate two-step verification.