How do I restore my wallet with my 12-word backup phrase?

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No matter what happens, you'll never lose access to your account as long as you have your 12-word backup phrase on hand. In this guide, we'll cover how can you restore your account using that phrase.

Important! Your 12-word seed phrase is the key to your account. Anyone with that phrase can manage your wallet just as you do. You should never share it with anyone else or enter it on any website—web wallets included. You may lose your money forever otherwise, as blockchain transactions are irreversible!

How to restore your wallet in your desktop Atomic Wallet app

  1. On the starting screen, select Restore from backup.
    The app will create a new—empty—account if you accidentally click on Create wallet, so be cautious!

    Select Restore from backup on this starting screen

  2. Type your 12-word backup phrase into the field. Check it for extra spaces, capital letters (there should be none), and typos. 

    Type your 12-word backup phrase into this field

  3. Every time you restore your account, Atomic Wallet will prompt you with setting a new password. We recommend using different ones for every device you have your wallet on. For more security tips, take a look at our guide here.

    Set new local password in this screen

  4. Enable or disable app log collection. This data is totally anonymous—it'll only ever be used for troubleshooting if you reach out to our support team with any device- or OS-specific issues.
  5. Voila, you're all set!

    If it doesn't look like you are (e.g.: the account is empty), check out our guide here to find out what may be wrong.

How to restore your wallet in your mobile Atomic Wallet app

  1. In your mobile Atomic Wallet app, select Restore at the top-right corner. If you're just setting your Atomic Wallet up, you'll see this screen instead.

  2. Type your 12-word backup phrase into the field. Check for extra spaces, capital letters (there should be none), and typos. 

    Alternatively, you can just scan the QR code of your backup phrase if you're logged into your account on some other device. Here's our guide on how to do that.
  3. Select Restore.
  4. Choose a new password for this device.
  5. Voila, you're all set!

    If it doesn't look like you are (e.g.: the account is empty), check out our guide here to find out what may be wrong.

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