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Recover/Import an Algorand Account

How to recover an Algorand Account on Pera Wallet?

Background Info:

◾️This workflow will walk you through the steps necessary to recover an Algorand account on Pera Wallet. You must use 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, we invite you to not follow this tutorial and create a new account instead.

⚠️ Please be aware if you don't have a 25-word recovery phrase you will be unable to recover your old account. Pera Wallet can't provide you with any support in case of lost passphrase, for security reason we do not store the account passphrase. Pera Wallet is a non-custodial wallet.

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

Recover an Algorand Account

You must follow these steps if:
✅ You already have an Algorand account and you want to recover it / import it to Pera Wallet
✅ You have access to your 25-word recovery passphrase

If you already have access to the Pera Wallet, click the + button from the main app screen, click the + button (Green highlight on the screenshot below), and follow the next steps. However, if you access the wallet for the first time, ignore this step and go directly to the next one.

Then you will need to follow carefully the step by step guide below.

When choosing account type, tap "I already have an account"

When choosing account type, tap "Recover an account using my 25-word Passphrase"

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.

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

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

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 with the right number in front of the right word
◾️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.

Updated on: 16/03/2023

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