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Restore wallet from auto backup file

By default Samourai Wallet saves an encrypted backup of your entire wallet on your device. This allows you to easily restore your wallet from the latest auto backup in case you accidentally uninstall Samourai wallet. We have put together a video guide of this process.

Step 1 - Install

If Samourai was previously installed but now it isn't, simply install Samourai Wallet from the Google Play store onto your Android device. 

Step 2 - Restore Wallet

Once Samourai is installed onto your device launch the app and tap on the Restore Wallet button and then tap on the From Backup button

Step 3 - Enter passphrase

Enter the passphrase of the wallet you want to restore. 

Step 4 - Review backup

If there is an existing backup on the device Samourai Wallet will display it to you. Don't worry if it looks like random text and numbers. This is the encrypted backup. Press the OK button to decrypt the backup with the passphrase you supplied.

If there is no existing backup on the device, you can still restore using the secret words.

Step 5 - Enter PIN

If the wallet decrypted successfully you will be asked to enter the existing PIN code of the wallet. This is the PIN code you previously created. 

If you received an error instead of the PIN screen, please check your passphrase and try again. The passphrase must be exact and may include white space and special characters. 

Step 6 - Wallet Restored

Your wallet should now be fully restored with the expected balance, transaction history, payment codes, and settings all retained. 



Note: If the auto backup process fails or you return unexpected results. Please try restoring your wallet with your secret words.


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