How do I view my recovery phrase?
If you've already gone through the backup process and want to view your 12-word phrase, you need to log into Exodus with your password.
The 12 words (your “seed” or recovery phrase) are your master seed that generates all your wallet’s addresses and private keys. In other words, with this phrase, ANYONE can access your wallet’s funds anytime and anywhere from Exodus or another wallet.
For this reason, do not store your 12-word phrase in any digital format, such as a screenshot or picture on your phone, a document on your computer, USB drive, or in the cloud (e.g. Dropbox), an email, etc.
Hackers can access digital files and information, but they can't access an old-fashioned piece of paper!
To view your 12-word phrase, follow these steps:
- Open Exodus and enter your password.
- Click the Backup tab and View Backup Phrase
- A warning will display and you will need to confirm you want to see your 12-words by clicking Show Phrase. Do not reveal the 12 words if you are in a public location, on public WiFi, or if there is a chance anyone can see your screen.