Links

Import/restore an account

If you have secret phrase (seedphrase), private key or your back-up JSON file, you can import/restore your account and manage them with SubWallet.

If you are new to SubWallet

You can import and restore account immediately from the "Welcome" screen.
​
​

If you have already had an account with SubWallet

You would need to open the Account management screen.
Step 1: Open SubWallet homepage and click on the account name to get to the account management screen.
​
​
Step 2: Click the "Import" icon in the account management screen.
​
​
​

Import by Seed phrase

Step 1: Enter your seed phrase and choose whether or not you want to import a Substrate account, an Ethereum account, or both by ticking the checkmark on the right hand side of each account type. Then click "Import account".
​
​
In some cases, if you import account by seedphrase, problems can arise if the seedphrase of your original wallet is not compatible with SubWallet.
Trust Wallet and Safepal are among the wallets not compatible with us.
Step 2: Enter your password.
​
​
Afer importing the new account into the wallet, you might want to change the account name. Please follow this guide.
Please note that in order to see your assets after importing your account, your would need to manually enable the networks you want to use & have assets on. Please follow this instruction to enable the networks you want to use.
SubWallet automatically enable Polkadot & Kusama networks for Substrate accounts, but you can disable them if you so wish.

Import by private key from MetaMask (currently supported with EVM account)

Step 1: Enter your private key and click "Import account".
​
​
Step 2: Enter your password and click "Apply".
​
​
Afer importing the new account into the wallet, you might want to change the account name. Please follow this guide.
Please note that in order to see your assets after importing your account, your would need to manually enable the networks you want to use & have assets on. Please follow this instruction to enable the networks you want to use.
SubWallet automatically enable Polkadot & Kusama networks for Substrate accounts, but you can disable them if you so wish.
​

Import by JSON file from Polkadot.{js}

Step 1: Click on the import field to choose file from your device, or drag and drop your JSON backup file to import.
​
​
Step 2: Enter the password you have used with this file in Polkadot.{js}. Then click "Import account".
​
​
Step 3: Enter your SubWallet password and click "Apply".
​
​
Afer importing the new account into the wallet, you might want to change the account name. Please follow this guide.
Please note that in order to see your assets after importing your account, your would need to manually enable the networks you want to use & have assets on. Please follow this instruction to enable the networks you want to use.
SubWallet automatically enable Polkadot & Kusama networks for Substrate accounts, but you can disable them if you so wish.
​

Import by QR code

Step 1: Click the "Scan the QR code" button.
​
​
Step 2: Enter your SubWallet password and click "Apply" to continue.
​
​
Step 3: If you have not granted camera access to SubWallet before, please click "OK" to allow. Then scan with your mobile device.
​
​
Afer importing the new account into the wallet, you might want to change the account name. Please follow this guide.
Please note that in order to see your assets after importing your account, your would need to manually enable the networks you want to use & have assets on. Please follow this instruction to enable the networks you want to use.
SubWallet automatically enable Polkadot & Kusama networks for Substrate accounts, but you can disable them if you so wish.
​