Reset MetaMask Password: Nothing is impossible when you give a push/try to it. Similarly, this article will provide you with the possible methods to change or reset your MetaMask password.
This is the era of technology where we live in the digital world than the real world. We have started utilizing more of the internet and digital things at this point.
Surprisingly, people have started investing in digital things with NFT, DeFi, and much more with the introduction of cryptocurrency or bitcoin.
One such cryptocurrency is Ethereum and MetaMask is one of the digital wallets to access it. Digital currencies like Ethereum has more value at this point.
What if you have forgotten your MetaMask wallet password? Don’t panic.
We are here with possible dual methods to change or reset your MetaMask wallet password to save you from such hectic situations. Now, let’s get into the article.
How to Change or Reset MetaMask Password?
As I have said earlier, MetaMask is a digital wallet to access and manage your cryptocurrency. Seemingly, you can access the MetaMask service through a browser extension or mobile app.
With the MetaMask app, you can buy, sell, send, spend, and exchange your digital assets. As you can do much more than mentioned above, the app is protected securely by a password lock.
Indeed the app also allows you to set a data recovery phrase to recover your wallet if you have forgotten the password. So, follow the below-given methods to change and reset your MetaMask wallet with our simple guide.
- Via browser extension
- Via MetaMask app
How to Change MetaMask Password via Browser Extension?
This method helps you to change and reset your MetaMask wallet password by importing your ‘Secret Recovery Phrase.’
So, you can restore and reset your wallet’s password simultaneously. Make sure you remember or have a note of your secret recovery phrase before getting into the process.
First, launch the Chrome browser on your PC/laptop.
Click on the MetaMask wallet extension at the top of the title bar.
It will ask you to enter your wallet password. As we do not have the official password, you have to click on the ‘Import using Secret Recovery Phrase’ option present below the Unlock button.
Now you will be given a screen where you have to enter your 12-digit secret recovery phrase.
NOTE: Your first account on the MetaMask wallet will autoload upon entering the correct recovery phrase. If you try to unlock using another phrase then, your accounts on the wallet will be removed, and it can’t be undone.
Then, enter your New Password in the following box.
Enter the same password in the Confirm Password section and click on the Restore button. (Make a note of the password anywhere else for easy recovery).
How to Change MetaMask Password via MetaMask app?
As I said previously, you can access your cryptocurrency via the dedicated MetaMask app too. In that way, this method gives you ways to reset your wallet password through the app.
Indeed, it is slightly impossible to change the password on the mobile app. For that, you have to click on the Reset Wallet option on the log-in page and proceed with the MetaMask extension as given above.
If you are already logged in to the app, you can use the settings page to change/reset the MetaMask password. Now, let’s get into the procedure.
Once you are on the app, click on the ‘Menu icon’ at the top left corner.
Then, click on the Settings option from the list of options.
Move on to the Security & Privacy Settings.
Click on the Change Password option.
First, you have to enter your Current Password in the first box.
Secondly, set a New Password in the following box.
Enter the same password in the final Confirm Password box.
Finally, check in the ‘I Understand’ box and click on the Reset Password button to reset your MetaMask password.
NOTE: If you couldn’t find the change password option, then you have to go by importing your wallet using your secret recovery phrase.
How to Recover MetaMask password?
Well, MetaMask is a decentralized app. Therefore, it does not have any option to recover your password. Instead, you have to enter your secret recovery phrase to reset your wallet password.
Does MetaMask save passwords?
No. As MetaMask is not a cloud-based app, it does not save or keep track of any username or password. So, it is the responsibility of the users to save their username and password.
I hope you have successfully restored your MetaMask wallet using the above given simple guide. Either you should remember your password or the 12-digit Secret Recovery Phrase to recover your account.
So, when you set or change the password, ensure that you save it somewhere. If you forgot the secret recovery phrase too, then there is no way to restore your account. As a final hope, you can try to find your vault data from the MeteMask support desk.