Vault12 Releases

Release Notes



Latest Release:

The new version of the Vault12 app is now available in iOS and Android app stores:

June 2024 - Version 2.2.2 Android and iOS

  • Redesigned Guardian Replacement screens for a more intuitive and modern look;
  • Vault Owners now receive notifications when a new Guardian joins the Vault;
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

May 2024 - Version 2.2.1 Android and iOS

  • Trials for paid subscriptions are now implemented natively through iOS App Store and Google Play Store, making it easier to manage your subscriptions from your device settings
  • Redesigned Settings for a more intuitive and fresh look;
  • Enhanced Wallet Picker screen for easier selection of custom wallets;
  • Software wallet for ETH and VGT now works alongside your Vault.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

April 2024 - Version 2.2.0 Android and iOS

Version 2.2.0 has been released today. Note that we've streamlined our versioning system, so from now on we'll have one unified version code on both Android and iOS:

  • Added more popular wallets to the default supported list;
  • Significant performance improvements for large Vaults with numerous assets;
  • Clear guidance on what to do if you're locked out of your Vault due to biometrics failure or PIN code issues;
  • Claiming an Inherited Vault when one of the Guardian devices has corrupted data can be done easily with a different Guardian now;
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

March 2024 - ​2.0.9 iOS / 2.0.78 Android.

Performance and bug fixes including:

  • Enhanced in-app and push notifications with significantly more informative content;
  • Notifications are no longer fleeting; they are archived for your convenience, providing a comprehensive record of past events;
  • Multiple notifications coming at once now intelligently stack without interfering with each other;
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

February 2024 - iOS 2.0.8 and Android 2.0.71

Performance and bug fixes.

February 2024 - iOS 2.0.7 and Android  2.0.59

Introducing a fully revamped inheritance experience.

  • Streamlined Setup: Setting up Inheritance has never been easier.
  • Enhanced Communication with Beneficiaries: Owners can now share contact info, access codes, and device locations with Beneficiaries for seamless claiming of Vaults
  • Transparency: Beneficiaries can review the signed Agreement before accepting their role.
  • Effortless Asset Transfer: Inherited assets are now conveniently transferred directly to the Beneficiary’s Vault.
  • Global Accessibility: Localisation of the app experience is now complete for the languages supported.

Plus, minor fixes and enhancements for even better and more secure overall performance, including new System Status on the Vault12 website and a simpler payments portal from the Vault12 website "My Subscriptions."

December 2023 - 2.0.6 iOS / 2.0.54 Android

UX flow improvements so that bitcoin and cryptoasset owners can add assets immediately before adding Guardians.

November 2023 - 2.0.4 iOS / 2.0.41 Android

UX improvements

September - 2.0.3 iOS / 2.0.30 Android

New designs for Add Asset flow, in particular asset types Web3 Wallet, Secrets, Artwork, and Files

June - iOS 2.0.2 / Android 2.0.21

New workflow to simplify adding Guardians

April 2023 - Version 2.0.1 iOS, 

The Vault12 app is now Vault12 Guard. Learn more about this milestone Vault12 Guard release.

  1. Simple and easy onboarding. Create a Vault, add assets, and you are done protecting the assets at hand.
  2. For fully decentralized backup and inheritance, you can assign Guardians at your convenience.
  3. Vault subscriptions can now be done via Apple iOS App Store and Google Play App Store.
  4. New consistent user experience as you use the app to learn more and activate capabilities.
  5. Supports Web3 wallets, NFTs - including multiple media files, and digital art.
  6. Create security for creator projects where there are multiple Web3 wallets - including royalty wallets and multiple original media files that need protecting.
  7. Eliminated the need to capture personal information about Vault subscribers and Guardians.

February 2023 - 1.5.2 iOS / 1.7.19 Android

New:
Vault subscriptions are now available via Google Play Store and Apple iOS App Store - no crypto necessary.

Stability and performance fixes and improvements.​

December 2022 - 1.5.1 iOS / 1.7.10 Android.

New:

Customizable Vault and Guardian names.
Guardians can choose a distinguishable name for Vaults they join, as do Owners when they send an invite link or scan a QR code.

Sharing links to invite Guardians, or to help an Owner restore their Vault, just became easier.
The app doesn't ask for contact book access permission anymore

Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

November 2022 - 1.5.0 iOS/Android 1.7.0

Dramatically improved backups for web3 assets - wallet seed phrases, NFTs, media, and private keys.
Back up and recover precious assets that you want to access frequently in just a few taps.

More updates:

- Streamlined Vault creation and onboarding

- Some previously restricted features are available now for free on the Basic plan

- Better performance when dealing with assets over 10 MB in size

- Stability and performance fixes & improvements

June 2022 - 1.4.0 iOS, 1.6.1 Android

Release notes:

- New: Custom Inheritance safety delay. As a Vault Owner, customize the time interval a Beneficiary will have to wait before claiming your legacy

- Add Asset screen became more intuitive

- Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

April 2022 - 1.3.7 iOS, 15.28 Android

- Stability, performance fixes, and improvements.

Previous Releases:

March 2022 1.3.6 iOS, 1.5.25 Android

- It is now possible to restore an active in-app purchase of Vault12 subscription onto another iOS device with the same Apple ID.

- Stability, performance fixes, and improvements.

February 2022 1.3.5 iOS, 1.5.23 Android

- Vault12 now welcoming cryptocurrency and NFTs, as well as creator projects (royalty wallets and original art) and artwork

- Stability, performance fixes, and improvements.

December 2021 1.3.4 iOS, 1.5.21 Android

- New streamlined experience for restoring Vaults with an active Inheritance contract
- When sharing an invite link or a restore link with a Guardian or a Vault Owner, you can opt for a familiar OS sharing dialog
- Fixed an issue during Vault setup flow when editing the security level after a few accepted invites created mixed shard state
- Stability and performance fixes & improvements.

October 2021, 1.3.3 iOS, 1.5.16 Android

- New updated Basic plan with 2 assets is completely free forever! You do not need to rebuild your Vault every month anymore. Free Vaults will just continue permanently, as long as you keep it within the free plan asset limits.

- Streamlined onboarding experience: We optimized creating a Vault based on user feedback and removed few more bottlenecks. Creating a new Vault is now a faster and easier process.

- Stability and performance fixes

September 2021, 1.3.2 iOS, 1.5.10 Android

This month's updates are focused on helping subscribers quickly get their Vaults up and running fast and securely:

- Optimized default Guardian policies for faster onboarding

- Support for "individual" Vaults, without the participation of external Guardians

- When setting up the Vault, personal information is not required

- Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

July 2021, 1.2.8 iOS 1.5.3 Android

This month's release brings Android support for hot storage - the ability to immediately access assets without needing to contact Guardians. In addition, we have updated the secure relay infrastructure which securely and reliably transports sharded assets between owners and Guardians. Zax relays are fully open-sourced (https://github.com/vault12/zax#readme) and we encourage our community to run and connect to their own self-hosted relays to reduce reliance on centralized tech.

  • New: Hot Storage for Android devices with Strongbox support (already delivered for iOS)
    Now you can harness the power of hardware encryption to store an encrypted copy of your asset right on the device. You'll be able to access it faster using biometric identification, while still keeping your social backup
  • Switched to updated infrastructure for the Secure Relay Network, enhancing the layer of communication between Vault Owners, Guardians, and Beneficiaries
  • Improved the process of sharing inherited assets to the Beneficiary's own Vault
  • Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

June 2021, 1.2.7 iOS / 1.4.81 Android

  • New: Address Explorer now includes addresses for 7 additional coins
  • Communication channels between Vault Owners, Guardians and Beneficiaries are even more robust
  • Fixed an issue when incoming push notification could instantly disappear from the lock screen
  • Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

May 2021, 1.2.6 iOS / 1.4.70 Android

  • New: For iOS-only Hot Storage feature. Now you can harness the power of hardware encryption to store an encrypted copy of your asset right on the device. You'll be able to access it faster using FaceID identification, while still keeping your social backup;
  • Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

April 2021, 1.2.5 iOS / 1.4.51 Android

  • New: Address Explorer feature. When adding a backup code (seed phrase) to your Vault, you can now choose to store and view public addresses even while the asset is locked;
  • Improved interface for importing seed phrases;
  • Fixed an issue when replacing a Guardian having an empty Vault could lead to the app hanging;
  • Fixed an issue when restoring a Vault to several devices could cause app instability;
  • Fixed an issue when Inheritance setup could be processed very slowly under certain circumstances;
  • Fixed alignment of SecureScan camera interface;
  • Localization fixes in German and Russian languages;
  • Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

March 2021, 1.2.4 iOS / 1.4.33 Android

  • New: Export Data feature. Vault Owners are now able to unlock their assets offline, by collecting data from Guardians directly and using Vault12 Recovery Utility;
  • Increased the encrypted asset shard transfer speed by up to 90%;
  • Improved user interface for adding new assets to the Vault;
  • Fixed an issue when a progress bar for confirming unlock request could be stuck on 100% for a while;
  • Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

January 2021, 1.2.3 iOS / 1.4.25 Android

  • New: Fresh look of Replace Guardian feature, it became more intuitive and easy to use;
  • Fixed an issue when the app could get stuck while unlocking an asset of big size;
  • Fixed an issue when Inheritance setup could become invisible on the Owner's device after restoring the Vault;
  • Improved integration with Vault12 Desktop;
  • Minor stability and performance fixes & improvements.

November 2020, 1.2.2 iOS / 1.4.12 Android

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

November 2020, 1.2.1 iOS / 1.4.9 Android

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

October 2020, 1.2.0 iOS / 1.4.0 Android

  • New: Use Vault12's Digital Inheritance capability to ensure digital assets can be accessed by future generations. Digital Inheritance enables investors to designate an individual who will inherit their entire portfolio of digital assets stored in a secure Vault once the time comes, eliminating undue risk and the need to continually update an inventory or continually issue updated instructions.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

September 2020, 1.1.6 iOS / 1.2.97 Android

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

July 2020, 1.1.4 iOS / 1.2.60 Android

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

July 2020, 1.1.3 iOS / 1.2.54 Android

  • New feature: generating backup codes (seed phrases) for popular cryptocurrency wallets that can be securely stored in Vaults;
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

May 2020, 1.1.2 iOS / 1.2.26 Android

  • Unlocked plain text assets may now be previewed directly in the app;
  • New SecureScan camera interface;
  • German and Russian languages added;
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

April 2020, 1.1.1 iOS / 1.2.4 Android

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

April 2020, 1.1.0 iOS / 1.2.1 Android

  • Guardians can now set and change their commitment levels!
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

January 2020, 1.0.9 iOS / 1.0.96 Android

  • Fixed an issue when the app could become unresponsive when certain in-app notifications arrived;
  • App icon now displays a badge with a number of unread push notifications;
  • Replace Guardian feature is now more stable, numerous problems were resolved;
  • Fixed an issue when a QR code was not generated if a user name contained emojis;
  • Better custom relays support;
  • Stability and performance fixes & improvements.

October 2019, 1.0.4

  • Fixed a bug when a Vault could be stuck in "Preparing" state for a long time if some guardians are offline;
  • Improved the experience of creating or restoring a Vault as a guardian. Now the app displays the progress status right on the dashboard;
  • Added better instructions for the asset unlocking and Vault restoring processes;
  • Added a Back button on the Invite Guardians screen, making it possible to do other actions while waiting for invitees to respond;
  • Fixed an issue when a user picture of a Vault owner could be empty;
  • Added some lovely animations;
  • Stability and performance fixes & improvements.

October 2019, 1.0.3

  • Added incomplete Vault setup status on the dashboard screen for guardians;
  • Fixed a bug when canceling Vault setup could cause assets in the new Vault to not be distributed properly;
  • Fixed a bug when the app was still accepting invite links after creating a Vault;
  • Fixed an issue when replacing a guardian of the empty Vault could be stuck;
  • Fixed an issue when an asset unlock couldn't be completed when the app was killed during uploading;
  • Stability and performance fixes & improvements.

September 2019, 1.0.2

  • TouchID/FaceID: optional additional protection to access the app;
  • Download/upload progress is now displayed for all actions with assets;
  • Accepting invites and replacing guardians are now both much more stable;
  • If a guardian installs the app via an invite link, it can be processed by clicking "I received a link" button;
  • Better offline mode handling.

September 2019, 1.0.0

  • Initial release