Use this menu to create, restore or verify backups. The Backup Code used to encrypt all backup files can also be viewed here.
If a microSD card is inserted into Passport, it will automatically prompt to create a backup any time there is a state change, for example when an additional account or multisig configuration is applied. This menu allows for the creation of ad-hoc encrypted backup files.
Upon creation of the initial backup, Passport will show a 20 digit code that is used to decrypt the backups. You can use the card provided with Passport to store this. To ensure it is written down correctly, you will be asked to re-enter it.
This backup code can be reviewed at any time from within the View Backup Code menu.
This will prompt to erase Passport so that the device can be restored from an existing microSD card backup.
Looking for instructions on migrating from a Founders Edition device? See here.
Ensure your Passport is backed up to a microSD card and/or record down Passport's seed before proceeding. There is no way to recover funds from an erased Passport.
Checks the integrity of the chosen backup file contained on the inserted microSD card.
Displays the 20 digit backup code required to decrypt and open the backup files.
This is sensitive information, anyone with access to this code and an encrypted backup file can steal your Bitcoin!
When decrypting your backup file on a computer (for example if you lost access to Passport and needs to spend funds in an emergency) you must include a
- after every fourth digit. Eg