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Sign in to your Status profile on a new device
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on Jun 14, 2024

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

You can use your Status profile on multiple devices, like your phone and computer.

If you run Status on another device, sign in by syncing your profile. Otherwise, use your recovery phrase or Keycard to sign in.

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You can sign in to your Status profile on a new device if you have used the profile in the past 30 days. If it's inactive for 30 days, first you have to sign in from the device you created the profile to recover it.

If you already use Status on another device, sync your profile to sign in. By doing so, your profile is up to date on every device, and you can switch between them seamlessly. Without syncing, you are likely to set up the same options more than once and receive multiple notifications for one single message.

  1. 1
    Open the Status app and tap
    Sign in
    .
  2. 2
    On the following screen, tap
    I don't have Status on another device
    .
  3. 3
    Tap
    Sign in with recovery phrase
    or
    Sign in with Keycard
    .
  4. 4
    Proceed with the option that works best for you, and move on to recover your profile.
OptionSteps
Sign in with recovery phrase
  1. 1
    Enter the 12, 18 or 24 words in your recovery phrase, separated by a space, and tap
    Continue
    .
  2. 2
    Enter your password twice, check the
    I understand my password can't be recovered
    box, and tap
    Create password
    .
Sign in with Keycard
  1. 1
    Tap
    Ready to scan
    and hold or place your Keycard near the top (iPhone) or back (Android phones) of your phone.
  2. 2
    On the
    Enter Keycard PIN
    screen, enter your Keycard PIN.
  3. 3
    Hold or place your Keycard near the top or back of your phone again.

  1. 1
    Set up your device's biometrics (fingerprint, face or other) as an alternative for Keycard authentication. If you want to enable biometrics later, tap
    Maybe later
    .
  2. 2
    If your profile recovery completes successfully, tap
    Finish setup
    .
  3. 3
    If the Status app can't recover all your profile information, tap
    Try to fetch again
    ,
    Continue anyway
    or
    Recreate my profile
    .
  4. 4
    Tap
    Enable notifications
    to allow Status app notifications. If you want to enable notifications later, tap
    Maybe later
    .
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Maintain your device connected to the internet during this process. The Status app tries to fetch your profile information from the Waku
peer-to-peer network, which keeps it for up to 30 days.
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