Losing your Metamask password is normal and can happen to the best of us but how to recover it might be a bit challenging especially when you don’t know what to do or what step to take not to worry, I’ve got you covered with this 3 easy steps to change or recover your Metamask password and keep your wallet safe again.
How To Change Metamask Password (Guide)
First, you must fully understand why you must never forget your secret recovery phrases. When you sign up for a metamask account, you agree to the terms and services. This means that if you forget your metamask password or your metamask application is removed, and you don’t have or have access to your secret recovery phrases, your assets will be lost!
As a result, you must record and save the secret recovery phrases. Of course, not on your phone, because if your phone is hacked, you risk losing your assets. A hacker recently stole hundreds of dollars in cryptocurrency by gaining access to someone’s iCloud and locating the secret phrase codes. Also, don’t save them on your phone.
So without wasting any more time, let’s dive into the 3 easy steps to changing your Metamask wallet password:
Step 1: Open metamask
The first step is to sign in to your metamask account. Whether it’s an app installed on your smartphone or a browser extension you’re using.
When you’re logged in to your metamask account, click the menu icon on the left side of the screen (depending on your device this may be different).
For example, in the browser extension, you must click on the account icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Import your wallet using seed phrases
Select “Import using Secret Recovery Phrases” if you’re using the browser extension. However, on the mobile app versions, you must first log out of your metamask wallet.
Log out of your account if you’re using the mobile app version. Then select “Import with Secret Recovery Phrases.” Let us now proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Enter your secret recovery phrases
To import your metamask wallet, you must enter your recovery seed phrases in this step. It is important to note that you must enter them in the correct order. The first order that was shown to you.
So make sure you keep your recovery seed phrases somewhere safe and write them down in the correct order.
Now enter your new password for your metamask account. Make sure your password is strong enough. And that you keep it somewhere secure so you don’t lose it again.
Click Import, and you’re done!
That’s how you change the password for Metamask. If you have your recovery seed phrases, it’s not that difficult or time-consuming. If you don’t, changing the metamask password is impossible.
How to Reset MetaMask Password (In Application)
Step 1: Go to Settings
Launch the MetaMask application.
Tap on the three parallel lines in the upper left corner of the application.
Navigate to Settings and tap on it.
Step 2: Tap on Security & Privacy
In Settings, you will be able to see multiple options.
You need to tap on Security & Privacy.
Step 3: Change Password
Once you have tapped on Security & Privacy, scroll a bit down.
Tap on Change Password.
Now, you need to confirm your current password in order to set a new password.
Type in your current password and tap Confirm.
Now, you will be able to set your new password.
Then, select the check box.
If you want you can enable or disable the biometric unlock.
Lastly, tap on Reset Password.
What Happens If I Change Password Using The Wrong Seed Phrase?
Because your asset and crypto private keys are linked to your token wallet secret recovery phrase, you risk permanently losing them from the Metamask app, which is why you should be extra cautious when changing your metamask password.
If I Lost My Secret Recovery Phrases, And I Don’t Know My Password, Does It Mean I lost My Assets?
The harsh reality is, Yes. You cannot change your metamask password if you do not have your recovery seed codes. If you are locked out of metamask and do not have your seed phrases saved somewhere, your assets are lost. It’s not just about metamask either.
This policy is present in the majority of the crypto applications you use today. So you’d better get used to it and figure out a safe way to keep your recovery seed phrases on hand at all times.
We may lose our passwords if we create new accounts on applications, websites, or platforms. This could happen for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you entered a password simply to get into the app as quickly as possible.
So you entered a password that you never remembered to begin with. Or perhaps you simply forgot your password, as every human being does from time to time.
Whatever the case, I believe this guide would have made it simple for you to change your metamask password. Please leave a comment and let us know if you found this article useful.