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Create a Status profile using a recovery phrase
jorge-campo
on Jun 14, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.

You can use your existing Ethereum address to create a new Status profile. For instance, if you already have a non-custodial Ethereum wallet such as MetaMask or Trust Wallet, you already have an Ethereum address and a recovery phrase.

tip
If you want to use your Status profile on multiple devices, sync your device for the best experience.

  • Your wallet funds are safe and recoverable as long as you know your recovery phrase and keep it safe.
  • When you create a profile using an existing Ethereum address that already has funds, you can operate with your funds using Status Wallet.
  • If you already have a Status profile created with the same recovery phrase, and you have used it within the past 30 days, you can choose to recover it or continue with the new profile.
  • If you haven't used Status in the past 30 days, your profile is unrecoverable on new devices. You have to sign in from the device you used the profile to recover it. Your funds are safe if you know the recovery phrase.

  1. 1
    Open the Status app and tap
    I'm new to Status
    .
  2. 2
    On the following screen, select
    Use recovery phrase
    .
  3. 3
    Enter the 12, 18 or 24 words in your recovery phrase, separated by a space, and tap
    Continue
    .
  4. 4
    Status suggests matching words as you type. To speed up the recovery phrase entry, tap the right suggestion.
  5. 5
    Tap
    Continue
    .
  6. 6
    Customize your Status profile with your preferred name, profile picture, and colour, and press
    Continue
    .

  1. 1
    Enter and confirm your password and tap
    Confirm password
    .
  2. 2
    Configure your device's biometrics (fingerprint, face or other) to fill in your password. If you want to enable biometrics later, tap
    Maybe later
    .
  3. 3
    On the
    profile identifiers
    screen, you can learn more about your Status profile or tap
    Continue
    to finish the profile setup.
  4. 4
    Tap
    Enable notifications
    to set up Status app notifications. If you want to enable notifications later, tap
    Maybe later
    and then, tap
    Start using Status
    .

If Status finds an existing profile in the Waku network, you can use your existing profile or the one you have just created. When you choose your existing profile, sync this profile with your other device if you have one.

caution
Status doesn't know your password and can't reset it for you. If you forget your password, you may lose access to your Status profile.
Remember your Status password, keep it in a safe place and don't share it with anyone.

Here you only fill out basic information. You can customize your Status profile further at any time in the Status settings.

  1. 1
    On the
    Create profile
    screen, set your profile name. Don't use special characters or emojis.
  2. 2
    Tap the
    Camera
    in your avatar and set a profile picture. To add your profile picture, you must authorize the Status app to access your camera or photo gallery.
  3. 3
    Choose a profile colour.
  4. 4
    Tap
    Continue
    to complete your profile customization.
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