How do I back up my Wallet?

The most important step you can take to secure your Wallet is to write down your Secret Private Key Recovery Phrase and keep it somewhere safe offline. This phrase contains the private keys to your Wallet, allowing you to restore your Wallet and access your funds. 

Web Browser

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  1. Log in to your Wallet.
  2. Select Security in the top right of the header.
  3. Click Backup Funds in the Secret Private Key Recovery Phrase section.
  4. Click View Secret Private Key Recovery Phrase in the side panel.
  5. The side panel will display the first six words of your recovery phrase. Write them down exactly as they appear and in the proper order. When ready, click Next.
  6. The side panel will display the last six words of your recovery phrase. Write them down exactly as they appear and in the proper order. When ready, click Next.
  7. Confirm your phrase by entering the random selection of five recovery phrase words. Enter the correct words and click Confirm.

Mobile App

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  1. Log in to your Wallet.
  2. Tap the Menu icon. 
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap Backup Phrase in the Security section.
  5. Tap View Recovery Phrase.
  6. Write down your 12-word recovery phrase exactly as it appears and in the proper order. When ready, tap Next.
  7. Confirm your phrase by entering the random selection of three recovery phrase words. Enter the correct words and tap Verify.

Bookmark this link in case you ever need to restore access to your Wallet with your recovery phrase. Make sure to never enter your recovery phrase on any other website or share it with anyone.

Recovering Funds from Imported Addresses

Funds from your imported addresses are not backed up by your recovery phrase. To ensure they are backed up, transfer these funds directly into your Wallet.

Exporting Ethereum and Stellar Private Keys

Your recovery phrase secures all of your private keys, including your Ethereum and Stellar private keys. However, your Wallet also allows you to export your Ethereum and Stellar private keys individually, which can be useful if you receive an unsupported token to your Blockchain.com Wallet. 

For more information, see our articles on exporting your ethereum private keys and exporting your Stellar private keys.

Looking for a more in-depth tutorial on how to complete your Security steps? Take a look at our complete guide here.

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