HelpWallet
Delete your Status Wallet or wallet account
earakel
on Apr 03, 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.
info
If you believe someone else has access to your Wallet, check out If someone else has access to your Wallet.

By design, any blockchain is decentralized and immutable. This means that once something is on a blockchain, it can't be deleted. That includes your wallet: once you get an address and make transactions, there's no way to delete your transaction history.

As the name suggests, a blockchain is a chain of blocks. Deleting all blocks that contain your transactions would mean breaking off the entire chain that follows. While it's impossible to erase your wallet data, you can hide any of the accounts in your Status Wallet.

When you remove an account in your Wallet, you're simply hiding it in the app. The account itself and all the related data, including your balance and transaction history, stay on the blockchain, but aren't visible to you in the app. You can always restore your account later.

caution
Before removing your account, write down and keep its derivation path. You can always restore your account and the crypto it contains using your derivation path or recovery phrase.
  1. 1
    From the tab bar, tap
    Wallet
    .
  2. 2
    Tap the account you want to remove.
  3. 3
    Tap
    More options
    .
  4. 4
    Tap
    Delete account
    .
  5. 5
    Write down your derivation path. Using this path, you will be able to resetore your account later. Once you write it down, check
    I have taken note of the derivation path
    and tap
    Remove
    .

tip
Blockchains are pseudonymous: unless you sent crypto to your Status Wallet from a centralized crypto exchange, there's no way to trace your address to your real identity.

If you no longer need your Status Wallet, simply send your leftover crypto to some other wallet account and uninstall the app. You can always restore your Wallet later if you keep your recovery phrase.