Signing in to AOL now requires your username and password to be entered as separate sign-in steps. You'll no longer enter your username and password on the same screen.

Now when you sign in to AOL, you'll see one of these sets of sign-in screens:

Image showing screens for each sign-in step.

or

Image showing screens for each sign-in step.


Here's how to navigate the new sign-in screens:

1. Enter your username.
2. Click Next.
3. Enter your password.
4. Click Sign In.

 

Can't get to the password step

Are you entering your username and clicking Next, but nothing is happening? If you can't get to the enter password step, here's what to do:

1. Clear your web browser cache. (Don't know how? Follow the steps on our help page.)
2. After clearing your cache, do a hard refresh of the sign-in page.
      • Windows/Linux: Press and hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.
      • Mac: Press and hold the Command and Shift keys and press the R key.

If these steps don't work, try using another web browser.

Forgot username or password

Reset a forgotten password

Did you forget your password? If you know your username, you can use the AOL password reset tool to reset your password.

After entering your username and clicking Next, you'll see either "Forgot password?" or "I forgot my password" on the enter password screen. Click this link and follow the steps to reset your password.

Read our "Reset a forgotten password" help article to get step-by-step password reset help.

Check your browser's saved auto-fill information

If you can't remember your username or password, check to see if you've saved these with your browser's auto-fill feature. Choose a web browser from the list below to find out how to access information you've saved with auto-fill.

Important: The help resources linked below are maintained by the companies that create these web browsers. These third-party companies can't assist you with AOL username or password questions.

Firefox
Chrome
Safari
Internet Explorer
Edge

I see a "First time signing in with this device?" message

When you try to sign in from a device, browser, or location that we haven't seen you use before, we may ask you to enter a verification code, sent to your recovery phone or email, to verify that it's really you. Choose where to send your verification code, and then enter the code we send you in the field provided.

"Remember me?" to save sign-in information is now "Stay signed in."

The option to save your sign-in information has changed from "Remember me?" to "Stay signed in." If you want to save your sign-in information, choose "Stay signed in" on the screen where you enter your username.

My account settings and information page looks different

Two-step verification is turned on but I'm not asked to enter a verification code

If you have two-step verification enabled and are seeing the set of sign-in pages pictured below when you enter your username and password, you may notice some changes to two-step verification when you sign in to your account.

Image showing screens for each sign-in step.

You'll now be sent a verification code to enter the first time you sign in from a device, browser, or location we haven't seen you use before. After successful verification and account sign-in, you may not be prompted to enter a verification code again when you sign in using the same device, browser, or location. If you'd like to deuathorize a device, browser, or location, you can do this by signing out of the device from your updated Recent activity page.

Get help with deauthorizing a device, browser, or location.

I see a "We're making some updates, and this page has moved" message when I sign in

If you see this message when you sign in to your account, don't worry. There isn't an issue with your account or sign-in information. It just means you had a bookmark or direct link to a page where updates are being made and temporarily need to sign in at aol.com, then navigate from there to the part of AOL or CompuServe you want to go to.

Learn more about this message and how to navigate to common places across AOL.

 

Tip icon.Need more help with your username, password, or other account questions? Visit our Account Management help.