Changing the current password or resetting the forgotten Pontem Wallet password is always possible, and it is done at the discretion of users only. Before changing or resetting the Pontem Wallet, make sure that you have taken a backup of your secret recovery phrase and the private key.
If you have lost your recovery phrase, you cannot change or reset your wallet password. But, you can import your wallet account into another wallet using your “Private Key”. If you have lost both the recovery phrase and the private key, that is the end of the story.
In this article, I have detailed the process of how I reset my Pontem Wallet password in under 1 minute.
How to Change or Reset Pontem Wallet Password?
To change or reset Pontem Wallet Password, open the wallet extension.
Then, click “Forgot Password?”.
Next, enter the 12-word recovery phrase to set a new password.
Steps to Change or Reset Pontem Wallet Password
1. Click “Forgot Password?”
Open the Pontem Wallet extension.
Just above the “Unlock” button, you will be able to see the “Forget Password?” option. Click on it.
2. Enter the Recovery Phrase
Pontem Wallet allows you to restore the password via the secret recovery phrase.
Now, you need to enter your Pontem Wallet recovery phrase one by one.
Any mistakes in the recovery phrase entered, such as spelling mistakes and wrong order will not allow you to continue further.
3. Set a New Password
After entering the recovery phrase, you will be allowed to set a new password on the same page.
Set a strong as well as easy-to-remember password with multiple combinations, such as numbers, letters, and special characters.
Lastly, click “Reset”.
You have successfully reset your Pontem Wallet password.
Changing and resetting the Pontem Wallet password is a simple task.
The Pontem Wallet password will only protect your Pontem account on your current device. The recovery phrase of your wallet account is superior and holds full control over your account.
If you forget your password, you need to enter your recovery phrase to set a new password. Otherwise, you can import your Pontem Wallet account to another wallet via your private key.
It is impossible to reset your password without the secret recovery phrase.
Ensure you have taken a backup of your recovery phrase. If not, you can do so by going to the “Account settings”.
Always follow the best practices to store the Pontem Wallet recovery phrase.