There could be times when you want to access your MetaMask wallet immediately but do not have access to the device on which you usually sign into it. So, what do you think you can do in such a situation? Well, you can easily access your MetaMask wallet on any device of your choice, but there's a catch. That device has to be compatible with your MetaMask Safari. In addition to the device compatibility what else is important is your MetaMask log in password or the seed phrase.
Particularly speaking about device compatibility, it should be noted that the wallet can be used as a mobile application that can be downloaded on an Android or iOS device. Meanwhile, if we talk about PC users, the wallet is compatible with browsers such as Chrome, Brave, Edge, Opera, and Firefox.
If you think your device is compatible, you can step ahead and learn the complete procedure to sign in to your MetaMask wallet on a new device. Meanwhile, if you see a login error even after feeding the correct password or the secret recovery phrase, we suggest you log out of MetaMask from your previous device and then try to log into your wallet once again
Steps you need to follow
Before you begin applying these steps, one should be ready with both his MetaMask log in password and the secret recovery phrase. The former will come into use if you have access to the wallet on this device already. MetaMask for Firefox On the other hand, if this is the very first time that you are going to do it, then you will eventually require your 12-word secret recovery phrase.
By using the recovery phrase, you will be restoring the wallet and then you can easily set up a new password for MetaMask log in. With that understood, let us now take a look at the procedure to do so:
- First of all, you need to install the MetaMask extension or its mobile app
- Now, open it on your new or another device
- Once that is done, you can choose the "get started" button
- If you are a returning user, type your MetaMask log in password and choose "Unlock"
- Meanwhile, if you are a first-time user on this device, choose the option to restore the wallet
- As soon as you select this, you'll see a window asking for your seed phrase
- In it, type your 12-word secret recovery phrase very carefully and submit it
- When prompted, set up a new password for MetaMask log in and confirm it
This is how you can access your MetaMask account on any device of your choice. However, for enhanced security, we suggest all the users log out of their wallets before they leave their devices unattended or if they were using their wallet on someone else's device.
Today's blog-post talks about how one can access his MetaMask wallet on any device of his choice unless it is a compatible one. For returning users the process is as easy as pie because they just need to use their MetaMask log in password for accessing their accounts. On the other hand, it also is not a complicated process if you going to use it on a completely new device.