A.B.B.U. - Always Be Backed Up (How To Make Sure Your 12 Word MetaMask Seed Phrase Is Backed Up)
We recommend you to always back up your private keys, mnemonic phrases and passwords at all time. This is crucial to retrieve your accounts when unexpected circumstances arise.
Backing Up When You Install MetaMask
You should click to reveal the secret words, and copy these seed words somewhere safe immediately.
Backing Up After You Install MetaMask
If you forgot, or lost the original copy (which you should try best to avoid) of your 12 word seed phrase, while your MetaMask is still logged in (referred as “unlocked” in MM versions prior of 4.1.3 Beta), you may reveal your seed words to backup immediately.
Steps to follow:
- Drop Down Menu (Click on the icon on the top right next to network indicator)
- Scroll Down
- Click on the “REVEAL SEED WORDS” button
- You will then be prompted to enter your password to reveal your seed words.
- Click “OK” to proceed
- You may either choose to copy the seed words and paste it somewhere safe (*Make sure you save that too!)
- Or download the file
Reference article: https://consensys.zendesk.com/knowledge/articles/360004060331/en-us?brand_id=360000604412