How do I restore from my 12 word phrase?

If you have access to your email and you know your password there is a much easier way to restore your assets using your one-click email restore.

If you lost access to your email, you forgot your Exodus password, or your one-click email restore is not working, the only remaining option is to restore from your 12-word phrase as described below. Note that additional methods of invoking a 12 word restoration are available from the developer menu or from the lock screen.

  1. Download the latest version of Exodus at
  2. Launch Exodus
  3. Click the restore from backup link on the Portfolio welcome screen (shown in the picture below)
  4. Choose 12 Word Recovery Phrase
  5. Exodus will then restart and ask you to enter your 12-word phrase
  6. Type your 12-word phrase in order with one space between each word
  7. Click Restore
  8. After a few seconds, Exodus will open with a popup "Your Recovery Worked!" Click OK and go do something else while Exodus finishes restoring your assets; this can take around 10 minutes to complete.
  9. When Exodus says "All Done! Your assets have been restored" your wallet is ready to use.
  10. Make sure to set a password on your newly restored wallet. See the video tutorial for instructions.