How to restore the wallet by 12-word backup phrase?

There are some situations when you may need to restore the wallet by using the 12-word backup phrase. For example, if you lost access to your funds. Or you want to install an existing wallet on a new device. In this article, we cover how to restore the wallet step by step.

Important: Your 12-words is the only secure access to your funds. We recommend to store it offline on paper in two different places. Never share your 12-words with anyone (including us)!

  1. Download the latest version of Atomic Wallet from https://atomicwallet.io/downloads.  
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Click Restore from Backup.
  4. Check if you have your 12-word backup phrase near you and you are all set up to input it.
  5. Type your 12-word recovery phrase word by word with spaces. Make sure you don’t have space before the first word and after the last. Check for capital letters. Re-read the phrase and press Restore.
  6. Then set your password. We recommend having different passwords even if you want to have the same wallet on multiple devices. Choose a unique and secure one. It is better to use passwords manager like KeePass. Then click Set Password.
  7. Enable/Disable logs collection in the next window. We collect this data solely to improve the work of the wallet. It is completely anonymous.
  8. Allow the wallet a couple of seconds to load
  9. And you are ready to use Atomic!

Need some help? Contact us at support@atomicwallet.io. We provide quick and friendly support 24/7. 

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