How to restore a wallet from 24 recovery words?

This guide assumes that you already have recovery words using the BIP-39 standard (this excludes Electrum for example) that you want to import on your BitBox02 in order to restore that wallet. 

Note: The BitBox02 only supports Segwit (addresses start with 3…) and Native-Segwit (addresses start with bc1….) accounts. If you import the recovery words of a wallet that you used with the Legacy address format (addresses start with 1…) you won’t see these coins in the BitBoxApp. We recommend you to move these coins to a Segwit or Native-Segwit account first.

Attention: Importing an externally generated wallet means that your wallet is only as safe as the weakest link. To have the best security, create a new wallet on your BitBox02 and transfer your coins to it.

How to restore a wallet from 24 recovery words?

  1. This guide assumes that your BitBox02 is in factory reset. 
  2. Launch BitBoxApp, plug in your BitBox02 and confirm the device pairing code.
  3. When asked if you want to create a new wallet or restore from backup, select "Restore from recovery word".
  4. Select how many recovery words you want to import. 12, 18 or 24.
  5. Enter each recovery word on your BitBox02. The BitBox02 will auto-complete your input once it is clear which word you are trying to enter. After each word, confirm by tapping the tick in the upper right corner.
  6. Once you have entered all recovery words, the BitBox02 will display them again and ask you to confirm that the input is correct.
  7. Choose a BitBox02 device password. You will need this password every time you want to use your BitBox02.
  8. Confirm today's date on your BitBox02.
  9. You have successfully restored your wallet and can continue using your BitBox02 as usual.

When done, store your recovery words in a secure location.