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How do I recover my account via manual private key import? (Android & iOS))

This guide will show you how to recover your Proton Wallet account via manual private key import.

Before starting

Let’s get started

  1. Tap "Log In" on the Home Screen.
  2. Enter your email address and password, and click "Log in". 
  3. You will receive a one-time code in your email inbox. Enter that code when you see "Verify Email".
     
    If there is no Private Key present, you will be prompted with a screen titled "Private Key Missing".
  4. Locate your Private Key backup, then tap on "Import Manually". 
  5. Enter your Private Key in the box by pasting or typing it manually, then tap "Import".
  6. If entered correctly, you will be prompted to Set and Confirm a Pin Code.

  7. Congratulations! You've restored your Proton Wallet account manually using your Private Key.
ℹ️  If you are using Protonswap.com, log out and reconnect the device after restoring your account.

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