Export & backup accounts

This document will show you how to export & backup accounts on SubWallet.

Export & backup an account

Export your private key in different forms of backup files, and use these files to restore & import the account again if you so wish.

Depending on the type of account you want to export, SubWallet supports different export methods:

Account's typeSupported export method

Polkadot (Substrate) account

  • Export seed phrase

  • Export JSON file

  • Export QR code

Ethereum (EVM) acccount

  • Export seed phrase

  • Export JSON file

  • Export private key

  • Export QR code

Watch-only account


Ledger account


QR-signer account


Step 1: Open SubWallet and click on the account name at the top of the screen to get to the account selection tab.

Step 2: In the account selection tab, click the pencil icon on the right-hand side of the account you want to export.

In this example, we chose account "Rosie" - a Polkadot account - to export.

Step 3: Choose "Export this account".

Step 4: Choose your preferred way(s) to export your account and click "Confirm".

As "Rosie" is a Polkadot account, there are 3 options to export the account, as listed in the table above.

Step 5: Enter your password and click "Confirm".

Step 6: Your backup information has been exported!

Scroll to see all your backups and click the "Finish" button below to return to the homepage.

Please save and keep your backup files secure.

Furthermore, you would need these backup files to restore your account in case you forget your SubWallet password.

Don't share your seed phrase with anyone, including us.

SubWallet is non-custodial, which means we don't store any of your backup information to ensure user privacy and security.

Export multiple accounts

This feature allows users to export the backup information of multiple accounts (whether Polkadot accounts or Ethereum accounts) in the form of one JSON file.

Step 1: Open SubWallet and click on the account name to get to the account selection tab.

Step 3: In the Export account screen, select as many accounts to export as you wish.

In this example, we want to export all accounts. Once done, click on the "Export 2 accounts" button.

Step 4: Enter your password to confirm, then click "Confirm" to proceed.

Step 5: A JSON file will be created. Click on the download icon to download the file and keep it in a safe place.

You have successfully exported multiple accounts! Click "Finish" to return to the homepage.

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