Temple wallet has many great advantages, such as support for all FA1.2 and FA2 tokens, interaction with dApps, the possibility to choose a delegate, and much more. So if you want to start using Temple but already have a wallet, this instruction will help you export your wallet from another app to Temple.
What is a cryptocurrency wallet?
A simple cryptocurrency wallet contains pairs of public and private cryptographic keys. The keys can be used to track ownership, receive or spend cryptocurrencies. Your tokens are stored on the blockchain, but you can access them by using your private key. A wallet, in this case, is just a user-friendly interface that helps to work directly with blockchain: get access to the tokens, encrypt information, sign transactions.
When we are talking about exporting a wallet, we mean to export your private key from your old wallet and use it to get access to your funds in the Temple wallet.
There are two types of keys you may find in your old wallet: Private and Public keys. You need a Private Key.
Some wallets provide not a key but a Seed Phrase (Mnemonic Phrase). Seed Phrase is a list of keywords that are used to get access to your wallet. People can better memorize phrases than a long bunch of symbols and if a person made a mistake in writing a Seed phrase, it is more likely to find this mistake and recover your access to the wallet. But need to remember that under the hood, the wallet converts this phrase into your private key.
The Temple wallet can restore access to your funds via a Seed Phrase or a Private key.
Where can I find a Private key or Seed Phrase in my wallet?
Developers may hide your private key or Seed Phrase in different locations in the app. Here is a list of the wallets and where they store your private keys.
Airgap and Kukai
Unfortunately, you can not export your wallet from Airgap or Kukai by default. However, when you were creating your account in these wallets, you had to save a Seed Phrase. If you have access to this Seed phrase, you can import it to the Temple wallet and restore access to your funds.
You may find a Private key in the Options tab from the main application screen.
In the Galleon wallet, please, tap on the Key icon next to the Manager address on the main screen and choose a Secret Key field.
Enter your Magma Wallet account. Then choose Settings on the main screen. Then tap the Show Recovery Phase button.
To export your private key from Exodus Wallet, you need to open the Exodus app and log into your account. Next, you need to click the Backup tab and then the View Secret Phrase button on the main screen.
Login in the Atomic wallet. In your account, click on the Settings tab and then on the Private Keys button from the main application screen.
In other wallets, check sections: Settings, Backups, Options.
How to add this Private Key (Seed Phrase to the Temple Wallet)?
After installing the Temple extension, you will get to the start page, where you can Import your Wallet or Create a new one. Please click the Import existing Wallet.
Make sure your internet connection is secure and there are no phishing apps on your device.
Insert your Seed Phrase and create a password. It will be required to enter the wallet. Please keep it in a safe place, but better remember it. Then click Create.
That's all! Your wallet was successfully imported.
If you don't have a Seed phrase and only a private key, than you need to create a new wallet.
If you already have the Temple wallet account:
- Enter to your wallet
- Click the Robot icon
- Choose Import Account.
3. Insert your Seed Phrase or Private key and click Import Account.
After these actions, your account will be successfully imported.
Now you can switch among your accounts by clicking the Robot logo.