How To Backup Your Android Bitcoin Wallet
Before learning how to backup your Bitcoin using the Blockchain.info app on an Android device, 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 Android.
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!
~ Please excuse the quality of photos. Unfortunately, Blockchain.info does not allow you to screenshot their app on Android Devices. ~
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 Android device and click on the options menu on the top left of your screen.
Next, select "Backup Funds". This will take you to another page which is the Backup Funs home screen.
Now select "BACKUP WALLET" on the top right of your screen.
Click on the "Start" 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. To reveal the first word, click and hold on the blue tile in the middle and it will show the word to you (see pictures below). 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 "Verify".
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.