Dina ยท 10/27/2023

Restore the Bitkipi Wallet backup in the Pocket App

This article serves as a guide to creating a backup of your Bitkipi wallet and restoring it in the new Pocket App.

1. Open the Bitkipi app

Open the Bitkipi app on your smartphone.

2. Open wallet

Click on your wallet that you want to transfer to the Pocket App.

Screenshot of the Bitkipi app with pointer to the wallet

3. Bitkipi Wallet

On the screen that appears, you will now see your wallet and all your transactions. Click on the three dots at the top right to open the menu.

Screenshot of the Bitkipi app pointing to the menu

4. Wallet menu

Select "Wallet backup" from the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshot of the Bitkipi app pointing to the "Wallet backup" menu item

5. Wallet backup

On the next step you will see your backup, or seed phrase. It consists of 12 words.

Write down the 12 words on a piece of paper and then press "Done" in the top right corner.

Screenshot of Bitkipi app with recovery phrase displayed

You can now close the Bitkipi app.

6. Open the Pocket app

Now download the Pocket App from the Play Store and open it.

Screenshot with the download screen of the Pocket App in the Play Store

7. New wallet

In the app, click on the grey tile labelled "Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹ Add a Bitcoin wallet to get started".

Screenshot of the Pocket App with pointer to the "Add Wallet" button

8. Add wallet

On the next screen, you will be presented with options to either restore an existing wallet or create a new wallet. Now click on the "Restore existing wallet" button.

Screenshot of the Pocket App with pointer to the "Restore existing wallet" button

9. Restore wallet

Click on "Restore existing wallet" again.

Screenshot of the Pocket App with pointer to the "Restore Existing Wallet" button

10. Name your wallet

Now enter a name for your wallet and choose a colour for the tile.

Screenshot of the Pocket App at the step Name Wallet

11. Import wallet

Now add the 12 words, the backup of your Bitkipi Wallet, in the text field that appears and then click the "Import" button.

Screenshot of the Pocket App during the Import Wallet step

You might have to wait a moment while your wallet and transactions are loaded.

Screenshot of the Pocket App loading the wallet


That's it. Your wallet and all your transactions are now loaded and will soon be displayed in your Pocket App. Fantastic! Your wallet is now available and ready to be used in the Pocket App.

Screenshot of the Pocket App with the restored wallet open

Keep your backup safe in case you lose your smartphone or it gets stolen. You will only be able to regain access to your bitcoin if you have a valid backup.

Learn more about bitcoin backups in our article, e.g. how to create and keep a secure backup.

If you have multiple wallets in your Bitkipi app, you will need to repeat these steps for each wallet separately.

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