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Back up your Seed Phrase or add an asset using Vault12.

If you already have a Vault12 Digital Vault and a Seed Phrase, these steps show how to store your Seed Phrase as a Vault12 asset.

There are many ways to back up a seed phrase or add an asset to your Vault, but here we will discuss how to use Vault12 to back up a seed phrase from your preferred wallet.

To back up a seed phrase in Vault12 (The terms "seed phrase" and "Backup code" are used interchangeably), you will complete the following steps:


  1. Create a Digital Vault and complete its setup.
  2. Click the button to "Add Asset," then select "Backup Code."
  3. Create the seed phrase backup.
  4. Save the backup code into your Vault.

Confirm Digital Vault setup

In order to back up a seed phrase, you must have a working Digital Vault. If you have not created a Digital Vault, and assigned Guardians to protect it, please follow these instructions first.

Vault dashboard

Select Backup Code

Create Seed Phrase asset

Open your wallet and display your seed phrase. Often, right after you setup your wallet, it will ask you to back up your seed phrase - this is a great time to add it to your Vault. Confirm how many words are needed, and select that option in the Vault12 app.

Display seed phrase for your wallet

Select the correct length for you seed phrase

Insert Seed Phrase

Carefully enter the seed phrase into your Vault, word by word, in order, until all words have been entered. Be sure to double check your entry against what you see in your wallet.

Enter the seed phrase, word by word

Complete entering the seed phrase words

Store encrypted Seed Phrase

Once you have entered all of the words and clicked the "Next" button, the seed phrase will be encrypted, split, and distributed to your Guardians, and the seed phrase asset will be locked.

Seed phrase added to the Vault

Seed phrase now part of Vault and locked

Access and unlock Seed Phrase asset

By default your asset will remain locked. To unlock and access your seed phrase, check out this article.

Once unlocked, your seed phrase will be displayed so that you can enter it into a new wallet.

Note: The asset will automatically lock after 2 hours.

Unlocked seed phrase

Vault12 Guides

Back up your Seed Phrase or add an asset using Vault12.

If you already have a Vault12 Digital Vault and a Seed Phrase, these steps show how to store your Seed Phrase as a Vault12 asset.