What is a recovery key?
A recovery key consists of 12 randomly generated words. The app creates the recovery key for you automatically when you start a new wallet.
The recovery key is critically important and should be written down and stored in a safe location. Never take screenshots of your recovery key as this can be stolen if someone gains access to your device.
In the event of phone theft, destruction, or loss, the recovery key can be used to recover your wallet onto a new phone. The key is also required when upgrading your current phone to a new one.
To find your recovery key follow these steps:
- On the main screen, tap on Menu.
- Select Security Settings.
- Tap on Recovery Key.
- Tap on Write Down Recovery Key Again.
- Enter your PIN and you will be shown each word in your recovery key on separate pages.