Recover or Import an Algorand Account with Recovery Passphrase
Before You Begin
This tutorial will allow you to recover or import an Algorand account using its 25-word recovery passphrase. Before we begin, please get your 25-word passphrase ready.
⚠️ If you don't have a 25-word recovery passphrase, you will be unable to recover your account. Pera Wallet is a non-custodial wallet and is not responsible for nor can provide assistance in the case of lost passphrases or accounts.
If this is not what you are trying to do, you may be looking for:
Transfer (Import and Export Accounts) between Pera Web and Pera Mobile
Create a new Algorand Account
Backing up your recovery passphrase
Recover or Import an Account with Passphrase on Pera Mobile
If you are using Pera Wallet for the first time, click "I already have an account" and then "Recover an account":
If you already have Algorand Accounts in your Pera Wallet, instead click the plus symbol at the top of your accounts list on Home Screen and follow the same steps:
Tap Recover an Account and then enter your 25 word passphrase:
Alternative options are available in the three dot menu if required:
Once you enter your passphrase, check for any errors and then click Recover.
Name your account. This name is more like a nickname and it only applies on your phone - it will never be used on the blockchain or on any other wallet or website.
Your new account is ready to use in your Pera Wallet, visible in your Home Screen. You can now fund it using the Buy/Sell button, or explore the rest of the Algorand ecosystem via the Discover tab.
Recover or Import an Account with Passphrase on Pera Web
If you have not used Pera Web on your current browser (eg. Chrome) and device (eg. your Macbook) before, you will see the following screen - select Use Recovery Passphrase:
Before you can create your Algorand Account, you need to set a passcode for your Pera Web Wallet. We recommend reading the Introduction to Pera Web Wallet to ensure you understand what this passcode does and does not do. This passcode is the same concept as the PIN Code you use to unlock your mobile phone, or the PIN code you can add to your Pera Mobile App specifically.
Your Pera Web Wallet passcode is used to unlock your wallet on this browser and this device ONLY. It will not work in incognito, on your friend's computer, or on your other tablet; and it will be lost forever if you clear your browser's cache! It does not back up the Algorand Accounts contained within it automatically, and it does not sync with Pera Mobile.
Click next, and then enter your 25 word passphrase:
Name your account. This name is more like a nickname and it only applies on your web wallet - it will never be used on the blockchain or on any other wallet or website.
Your account is imported:
Updated on: 24/04/2023