How do I restore from my Secret 12 word Recovery phrase?

If you lost access to your crypto assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum and etc., you can use your 12-word secret phrase to restore access to them inside the Exodus wallet.

In this article:


Note that additional methods of restoring from your 12-words are available from the developer menu or lock screen.

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

Download the latest version of Exodus.
Launch Exodus.
Click the Restore from Backup button on the Home welcome screen.
Exodus will then ask to restart. Click Restart.
Type your 12-word secret phrase in order with no capital letters. Click the arrow to the right when you are finished.
After a few seconds, Exodus will open with a popup "All done!". Click OK and wait a few minutes while Exodus rescans the blockchains and displays your balances.
Make sure to set a password to protect your newly restored wallet.


Restoring a previous wallet into your mobile wallet is simple and makes accessing your assets on the go a cinch!

  • If you are trying to link your Desktop Exodus wallet to your mobile wallet, then you can find this even easier tutorial here
  • If you just have a 12-word sceret phrase and want to restore it inside of Exodus Mobile, please keep reading.

WARNING: This process will overwrite your current mobile wallet. If you have a mobile wallet with funds in, send all its funds to Exodus Desktop (or a different wallet) before syncing the wallets.

Below are the steps to restore your secret 12 word phrase into Exodus wallet on your mobile device:

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

Tap Restore Wallet.

This process will overwrite your current mobile wallet. If you have a mobile wallet with funds in, send all its funds to Exodus Desktop or another wallet you own before syncing the wallets. Tap Continue.

You will be presented with a screen when you will enter the first 4 of 12 words of your secret phrase. Enter your first 4 words and tap Next. Continue until all 12-words have been entered and tap Restore.

After tapping Restore, Exodus will ask you if you are sure. Tap Continue & Restart when ready. Exodus will restart and begin to sync your assets.

The restore process may take a few seconds or several minutes depending on your wallet history. If you have a diverse portfolio with a long transaction history, it may take longer. Once the restore is complete, Exodus will let you know!

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