Recover an Algorand Account

Background Info:

This workflow will walk you through the steps necessary to recover an Algorand account, using your 25-word recovery passphrase. As the title suggests, this is the process of recovering (or importing) a previously created Algorand account. If you've never created an Algorand account before (or don't have a 25-word recovery phrase), this is likely the wrong tutorial for you.

Before we begin, make sure you you have your 25-word recovery passphrase handy.

Recovering an Algorand Account

1. From the homepage, tap the green + icon in the top right.

2. When choosing account type, tap Recover from Passphrase

3. Once you're ready to begin, tap Recover an Algorand account

This next step (step 4) is where you'll need your passphrase. On this page is where you'll type in your 25-word passphrase, word by word.

As you type each word, you'll see suggestions for words that are in the dictionary of words used in passphrase generation. For example, demand is valid, but demo is not. If you type a word or string in that is red, it means that word isn't valid, and a typographical error was likely made.

Note: It's important to make sure you enter your passphrase in the correct order, starting with your first word, then second, etc.

4. Enter your passphrase word by word, ensuring there are no typos.

5. Once you enter your passphrase and there are no errors, tap Recover.

6. And that's it! Your account is verified and will be added to your list of accounts on the Accounts view.

Additional Info:

  • It's best to recover your passphrase in a private place, where no person or camera could be watching. You never want someone to see your recovery passphrase!
  • If your passphrase isn't working, try re-typing each word. Since it's a high security phrase (with 25 words), errors are likely to happen. Also, make sure the passphrase is in the correct order.
  • If you've saved your passphrase in a format that's able to be copied / pasted, if you tap the 3 dots on the top right of the recovery screen, you'll get an option to paste it in via your clipboard (after copying it). See the screenshot below:

After tapping the 3 dots on the top right of the screen, you can import your passphrase via QR or by pasting.