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Jaxx Wallet Backup Phrase

When you create a new Jaxx Liberty wallet, you also need to generate the 12-word backup phrase to keep the coins stored in this new wallet safe. This backup phrase (sometimes referred to as a recovery phrase or seed phrase) is 12 random words in a particular order (and with American English spelling).

You use this mnemonic phrase to restore your existing wallet in case you lose or break the device the Jaxx wallet is installed on, or if you pair your wallet to a second device.

Having a written copy (not stored on a digital device) of your backup phrase is essential! Keep a copy somewhere safe at home and another copy in your will.

If you lose access to your wallet and don’t have the backup phrase, you lose access to all funds stored on the wallet. No one is able to recover a backup phrase for you if you lose it. Not you. Not us. Not Jaxx Liberty. DO NOT LOSE IT! Please…

We strongly recommend viewing the backup phrase privately and never sharing it, or any private key, with anyone. If anyone gains access to these 12 words, then they have access to your crypto wallet, and therefore your crypto assets.

We suggest writing down two copies and storing them in secure, separate locations in case one copy is damaged by fire, water or simply deteriorates over time. A wise idea is to keep one copy with your will for when you pass on so that your loved ones know about, and can access your wallet. We actually have a separate article covering what happens to your bitcoin when you die.

To view your backup phrase if you’ve already set one, click the menu hamburger (top right corner) > security > view backup phrase. You may or may not need to enter a security password to do so, depending on whether you have added this additional security feature.


To back up your Jaxx Liberty wallet for the first time, follow the steps below.

Please note, these instructions are for the Jaxx Liberty wallet, not the old Jaxx classic wallet. If you are still using the Jaxx classic wallet, you need to migrate to Jaxx Liberty because the old Jaxx wallet is no longer supported. You will need your 12-word backup phrase to do so.

Step 1.

Click on the menu hamburger (the three stacked lines you’ll see in the top right corner) and then click on the “Back Up Wallet” link nestled under the Security section.

In the image below, you’ll notice a red warning triangle. This icon is visible when you haven’t performed the action before and will go away once you have. Also, these screenshots are from the desktop wallet app so the mobile wallet app screens will appear slightly different but the instructions are still the same.

Step 2.

Please, read the warnings displayed and make sure you pay attention to them and don’t just gloss over this screen. Backing up your Jaxx wallet is the single most important security step you take when creating a new cryptocurrency wallet. Once you have read and understood the warnings, tick the box and then click the now orange “Start Backup” button to proceed.

backup Jaxx Liberty wallet

Step 3.

Now you will be shown the first four words of your backup phrase. Write these words down and remember to pay special attention to the spelling – it is in American English, not British English, so words like colour won’t have the letter u.

Click the orange “Next 4 words” button, write these four down and then repeat one more time until you have a set of 12 words in total. You can also click to go back to the previous set of words should you wish to double-check you have them right.

Step 4.

This step confirms you have written down your backup phrase correctly. You now need to type in your 12 words in the order they were displayed on the previous three screens and then continue by clicking the orange button at the bottom of the screen. If you have entered something incorrectly, you won’t be able to proceed until this is corrected. You also have the option here to toggle the button to either display all the words as you type or to hide them – it’s up to you which you choose.

Step 5.

Done! Your Jaxx Liberty wallet backup is now complete. Once again, PLEASE DO NOT LOSE THIS BACKUP PHRASE! I can’t stress how important this is.

If you have any questions regarding the Jaxx Liberty wallet or the backup phrase, please contact us. Alternatively, contact the official Jaxx Liberty Support team directly. Remember, never provide this backup phrase to anybody else. No legitimate BitPrime or Jaxx Liberty staff member will ever ask for it. The only people who would try to convince you to divulge this secret are scammers.

 

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