Backing up my wallet

As we have no control over your private keys, and therefore the funds in your account, it is very important that you create a secure backup of your wallet.

As long as you have written down your 12 word recovery phrase, which is displayed when you first open the Wallet app, you will always be able to restore your wallet and the funds within by using that phrase. If you did not write it down at the start or have lost it, please do so now while you still have access to you wallet. You will need to backup both your BTC and BCH wallets separately.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to store your backup phrase in a very secure location, such as with passports, birth certificates, real estate titles, and other precious documents. Many bitcoin users have lost access to their funds by casually writing their recovery phrase in a notebook and forgetting about it when they need to restore the backup of their wallet.

To find your 12 word recovery phrase please follow the steps below:


Go to Settings


Select the wallet you wish to back up, BTC or BCH


Select "Backup," make sure that nobody else can see your screen, and tap "Got it." Enter your spending password if prompted.


Your 12 word recovery phrase will be displayed reading from left to right, top to bottom


Write down the words on a sturdy piece of paper. You don't want to go to access your backup a year down the road only to find that the paper has smudged and you can't read the phrase.


Once you have written down all 12 words tap on "I've written it down" and re-enter the words back in the same order you wrote them down in to confirm you have them in the correct order.


Enter you password again if required and press ok. If you have followed all instructions correctly this will now say "Your bitcoin wallet is backed up" Read the warning and tap "got it"


Your Wallet is backed up!


Make sure to store the piece of paper someplace you know for certain it will be safe. Treat it as a very valuable possession, and store it with other such documents as birth certificates, passports, real estate titles, etc.