Curiosity doesn’t kill the fox. It empowers it!
DO NOT share this phrase with anyone! These words can be used to steal all your accounts. You can't edit/change your Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase.
When you recover the wallet from the Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase, only the default account (Account 1) will be restored automatically first.
For each old account that you had during your original installation, you need to add it back by "creating" an account. Currently, we don't re-add them automatically. Please follow the steps below on how to restore your other accounts in the order they were originally created.
If you have multiple ETH addresses created under one Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase, you can restore them by clicking the "Create Account" button from the drop-down menu:
- Click on the favicon on the top right corner of the MetaMask dropdown menu
- Click “Create Account” to restore your MetaMask accounts in the order they are created
3. If the accounts previously named, you can name them here again in this below step before clicking "Create"
If you're doing this on the Metamask mobile app, check out this for mobile instructions to recover the additional accounts.
If you still do not see the addresses you were looking for, they are likely to be created with a different Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase or you had an imported account that you still need to reimport using private keys or JSON. Please see this article on how to import an account.
To better communicate the importance of never sharing your Seed Phrase, we've changed the name of the phrase to "Secret Recovery Phrase". Learn more here.