How To Backup Your iOS Bitcoin Wallet
Before learning how to backup your Bitcoin using the Blockchain.info app on an iOSdevice, be sure to go over our Tips and Advice Page as well as our What is a Digital Wallet Page, and How To Create a Digital Wallet on Your iOS Device.
In this section, we are going to go over how to back up your Bitcoin wallet that you created. This is extremely important. If you were to lose your phone without backing up your wallet you run the risk of losing your Bitcoin!
BEFORE BACKING UP YOUR BITCOIN WALLET, BE SURE YOU HAVE A PEN AND PAPER READY. THE BACKUP PROCESS REQUIRES YOU TO WRITE DOWN 12 WORDS. THESE WORDS YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE AS THEY ARE WHAT IS USED TO BACKUP YOU WALLET. YOU CAN EITHER WRITE THEM DOWN OR SAVE THEM IN A DOCUMENT ON YOUR COMPUTER.
Open your Blockchain.info wallet on your iOS device and click on the options menu on the top left of your screen.
Next, select "Security Center". This will take you to another page which is the Security Center home screen.
Now select "Backup Phrase" in the middle of your screen.
Pro Tip: You'll notice that in the Security Center there are other options. Each one of these options is meant to help secure your Bitcoin Wallet even more. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND completing all of the Security Center sections.
Next, click on the "Backup Funds" button to begin the backup process. Make sure you have your pen and paper (or document on computer) ready for this next step as you will need to write down 12 different words...
On this screen the app is going to ask you to write down the first word. Write down that word and then click on "Next Word".
Note: The app is going to have you repeat this 12 different times. So be sure to number each word that you write down in consecutive order. It is important to remember.
Once you have gone through all 12 words, select "Done".
On this screen the app is going to ask you to enter 3 of the words you wrote down. For example if it asks for the "third word" you will want to type in the third word that you were show.
Once you enter the 3 words it asks for, click on "Verify Backup"
Finished - Next Steps:
Congrats! You have successfully backed up your Bitcoin Wallet.