How to Change Your Metamask Password Securely

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So you‘ve decided it‘s time to change your Metamask password. Maybe you can‘t remember your current password, or you want to reset it as a security precaution. Whatever the reason, changing your password is easy with Metamask‘s recovery phrase method.

In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to change your password safely. I‘ve been using Metamask for years, so I‘ll share plenty of tips from my own experience as a cryptocurrency enthusiast.

By the end, you‘ll be able to reset your password in just a few minutes while keeping your crypto wallet fully secured. Let‘s get started!

Overview of Resetting Your Password with Metamask

Before we dive into the step-by-step process, let me quickly summarize how resetting your password works in Metamask:

  • You‘ll need your original 12 or 24 word secret recovery phrase to change your password. This phrase was given to you when you first created your Metamask wallet.

  • There is no standard "reset password" function in Metamask. The only way to change your password is to re-import your entire wallet using the recovery phrase.

  • By entering your recovery phrase correctly, all of your wallet contents will be restored – account information, transaction history, balances, settings, etc.

  • You‘ll be asked to create a new password upon successful import of your wallet via the recovery phrase method.

  • Metamask‘s support team cannot reset passwords or recover accounts for users. As a non-custodial wallet, only you control your private keys and recovery phrase.

  • Be extremely careful when entering your recovery phrase. A single wrong word will lead to permanent loss of wallet access.

Now that you know the basics, let‘s go through the step-by-step process to change your password.

Step 1: Open Your Metamask Account

First, you‘ll need to open up your Metamask account in either the browser extension or mobile app.

For the browser extension, simply open your browser, go to the extensions menu, and launch Metamask like you normally would.

If you‘re using the mobile app, open it up and tap the profile icon at the top right. Then tap "Lock" to fully log out of your wallet before the next steps.

Step 2: Navigate to the Recovery Phrase Import Screen

Whether you‘re using Metamask on desktop or mobile, you need to get to the "Import using recovery phrase" screen.

Here‘s how to get there:

On desktop:

  • Click your account icon in the upper right corner
  • In the dropdown menu, choose "Settings"
  • Go to the "Security & privacy" tab
  • Click "Reveal seed words" and enter your current password
  • Finally, click "Import account"

On mobile:

  • Tap the profile icon in the upper right
  • Tap the "Settings" menu
  • Choose "Security"
  • Tap "Show seed phrase" and enter your current password
  • Tap "Import account"

This will bring you to the all-important recovery phrase import screen to change your password.

Step 3: Enter Your Secret Recovery Phrase

This is the most critical step – correctly entering your existing recovery phrase.

Slowly and carefully type out all 12 or 24 words, in the correct order. I recommend having your phrase written down or stored somewhere safe rather than memorized.

Triple and quadruple check that you‘ve entered the phrase perfectly. Even a single wrong word will result in complete loss of access to your wallet. I can‘t stress this enough – be extremely precise at this step!

Step 4: Set a New Password

After successfully using your recovery phrase to import your wallet, Metamask will prompt you to create a new password.

Come up with a strong, unique password that you‘ll remember. Here are some tips:

  • Use random words strung together with numbers and symbols
  • Avoid common phrases or patterns
  • Enable your password manager to generate and store it
  • Write it down temporarily until you memorize it

Confirm the new password carefully before proceeding.

Step 5: Confirm Restoration of Your Wallet

Almost done! On the confirmation screen, review that your imported accounts, balances, transaction history, and other details look correct.

Assuming everything imported properly, click the confirmation button to apply your new password.

Congratulations, you‘ve successfully reset your Metamask password!

Restoring Other Wallet Functions

Resetting your password via recovery phrase imports your entire wallet. But there are a few additional things you may need to set back up afterwards:

  • Browser extension integrations like trading apps will need to be reconnected. Just log in to each one normally.

  • Mobile wallet apps using WalletConnect may require re-pairing.

  • You‘ll have a new wallet address, so update this anywhere you shared your old one.

  • Re-add custom networks if you had any set up.

  • Redo any domain connections approved for decentralized apps.

  • Check transaction history and balances match your old wallet.

Take a few minutes to walk through these items to ensure full functionality after changing your password.

Tips for Changing Your Password Securely

Based on my experience using Metamask for years, here are my top tips for changing your password safely:

  • Print or write your recovery phrase on paper and keep it somewhere very secure like a safe. Never store digitally.

  • Test restoring your wallet with the recovery phrase before sending significant funds there.

  • Enable 2-factor authentication via an app like Google Authenticator for extra security.

  • Reset your password immediately if you learn it has been compromised or leaked.

  • Create a brand new Metamask wallet if you believe your phrase has been hacked.

  • Use a hardware wallet like Ledger or Trezor for extremely secure recovery phrase backup.

  • Avoid entering your recovery phrase on any sites, links, or prompts. Metamask will never directly ask for this.

  • Memorize your new password immediately and use a password manager as backup.

Following these tips in addition to the steps outlined earlier will keep your Metamask wallet safe when changing your password.

Common Questions about Changing Metamask Password

Let‘s go over some frequently asked questions about resetting your Metamask password using the recovery phrase:

Can I change my password without the recovery phrase?

No, there is no way to change your Metamask password without access to the original recovery phrase for that wallet. The phrase is the master key.

What happens if I enter the wrong recovery phrase?

Entering even one incorrect word will result in complete permanent loss of access to your Metamask wallet. Triple check for accuracy.

Will my old wallet address still work after resetting password

No, you‘ll have a brand new wallet address after changing your password by importing via recovery phrase.

Can Metamask customer support reset my password if I forget it?

No, Metamask cannot reset passwords or recover wallets. As a non-custodial wallet, only you control your account and recovery phrase.

Is my crypto lost if I can‘t access my wallet anymore?

If you‘ve completely lost the recovery phrase and any record of your wallet password, the funds held in that wallet are likely lost forever.

What if I lost my recovery phrase?

Without the recovery phrase, there is unfortunately no way for you or anyone else to ever access your funds. This is why keeping it safe is critical.

Can I use my Trust Wallet recovery phrase in Metamask to reset my password?

Yes, you can import your Trust Wallet using the recovery phrase into Metamask to regain access if needed.

Hopefully these answers provide some clarity on the process and security involved in changing your Metamask password. Don‘t hesitate to reach out with any other questions!


Changing your Metamask wallet password is quick and straightforward as long as you have the original recovery phrase handy. Follow the steps outlined carefully, double check your phrase, and you‘ll have a new, secure password in minutes.

The key takeaways are:

  • You can only reset your password by importing your wallet with the recovery phrase

  • Metamask cannot recover passwords or wallets on your behalf

  • Entering the wrong recovery phrase will permanently lose access

  • Enhance security by storing your phrase offline and enabling 2FA

With this knowledge, you can now change your Metamask password with full confidence anytime you need to. Never hesitate to reset it if you feel your security has been compromised. Just be sure to keep your recovery phrase safe!

Hope you found this Metamask password reset guide helpful. Stay tuned for more useful wallet tips and security advice coming your way soon.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.