How do I backup my wallet and set a password?

Backing up your wallet is crucial for securing your blockchain assets and allows you to regain access to your funds on another device in the case of events like device failure, theft, or loss.

This backup process does not backup your hardware wallet data. The Trezor secret phrase is a separate phrase that is displayed on the hardware device screen when you first set up your Trezor. If you have a hardware wallet connected to Exodus, you will see a warning in the Backup tab.

You only need to backup your wallet once but doing so will ensure that you can regain access to your blockchain assets at any time if you experience problems like your computer or phone breaking or being stolen or lost.

Exodus allows you to try the wallet before having to back it up. We want to make sure that Exodus is right for you before you go ahead and write down your 12-word secret phrase or password! Once you decide that Exodus is for you and make your first deposit, no matter how small and for whichever asset you prefer, the Backup option will be highlighted with a red exclamation mark so that you can start the straightforward and simple backup process. You can also start the backup process before the first deposit if you wish.

Backup your wallet in a private location where no one is able to see your screen. Also, be sure not to backup your wallet over a public WiFi connection, where hackers can snoop on you.


In this Article:


Backup and secure your Desktop wallet:

Images and instructions in this article are using the new Exodus App Navigation - you can turn it on or off in Settings > Apps. Read more about how the App Nav works here.

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Click on the Settings symbol in the top right corner of your Exodus wallet.

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Click on the Backup tab and create a strong, secret, and unique password, enter it in the box, and click NEXT.

Please note: Make sure your Exodus wallet password is not the same or similar to any other password you have ever used! We recommend using a password manager to create your password, as they can generate highly random and strong passwords for you as well as store them for you.

If you forget or lose your password, no one can recover or reset it for you. This is another advantage of password managers: they remember the passwords so you don't have to.

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Re-enter the password and click NEXT

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Write down your 12-word secret phrase. Mouse over the words and write them down in the correct order and spelling then put them in a secure place where only you have access.

Please note: We recommend to write down your secret phrase on more than 1 piece of paper and keep the copies in separate secure locations prevent a single point loss from events like fires, loss, etc.

  • These 12 words are your secret master seed that generates all your wallet’s addresses and private keys. It is incredibly important for you to keep your secret phrase safe. If you would like to know more about your secret phrase click here.
  • Do not store your 12-word secret phrase in any digital format, hackers can access digital files and information, but they can't access an old-fashioned piece of paper. If you would like to know more about how to keep your crypto safe click here.
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Confirm a word of your paper backup by clicking on it to ensure you have written down your secret phrase correctly on a piece of paper. Then click FINISH.

And that's it! You only have to go through the backup process! You do not need to backup your wallet everytime you use Exodus. Your wallet will continuously backup, even if you never open Exodus. This is because your funds live on the blockchain and Exodus is a blockchain interface that reflects the data found there.

Here is a Youtube that will also show you how to backup your wallet on desktop and why it is important:


Backup and secure your Mobile wallet:

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Open your Profile by tapping the person silhouette icon in the lower right corner of your screen. Then tap Security.

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Tap Backup.

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Make sure nothing and no one is around to see your secret phrase. Tap View Secret Phrase if you are ready and able to write your secret 12-words down on a piece of paper and store them in a secure and private location.

Please note: We recommend to write down your secret phrase on more than 1 piece of paper and keep the copies in separate secure locations prevent a single point loss from events like fires, loss, etc.

  • These 12 words are your secret master seed that generates all your wallet’s addresses and private keys. It is incredibly important for you to keep your secret phrase safe. If you would like to know more about your secret phrase click here.
  • Do not store your 12-word secret phrase in any digital format, hackers can access digital files and information, but they can't access an old-fashioned piece of paper. If you would like to know more about how to keep your crypto safe click here.
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Leave your finger on the Press and Hold to Reveal button to see your 12-word secret phrase.

Do not store your 12-word secret phrase in any digital format, Do not take a screenshot of your secret 12-word recovery phrase. Hackers can access digital files and information, but they can't access an old-fashioned piece of paper. If you would like to know more about how to keep your crypto safe click here.

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Now that you have your Secret Phrase secure, it is time to add a Passcode to lock your wallet. Inside the Security menu again, toggle on Secure with a Passcode.

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Once you have created your Passcode, you will be asked to re-enter it to confirm it, This will enable security on your mobile Exodus wallet.

And that's it! You only have to go through the backup process! You do not need to backup your wallet everytime you use Exodus. Your wallet will continuously backup, even if you never open Exodus. This is because your funds live on the blockchain and Exodus is a blockchain interface that reflects the data found there.

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