There are a range of measures you can take to secure the Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency held in your Bitcoin.com Wallet app. These include:
You can turn on App lock in Settings > App preferences. When app lock is on, your PIN, fingerprint, or facial ID will be required to unlock the app each time it is opened.
You can turn on additional spending authentication for each wallet. This will require your PIN, fingerprint, or facial ID each time you create a transaction for that wallet. To turn on this feature, tap on the 3 dots at the top of the wallet information screen then tap the Request spending authentication toggle. If enabled, this function protects your wallet by requesting your password, fingerprint, or facial ID each time you try to:
Initiate or sign a transaction
Export the wallet
Access the backup phrase
Home screen lock
This is secured either from PIN, fingerprint, or facial ID. This feature must be enabled via your device's internal settings.
Shared Wallet (multisig)
A shared wallet, sometimes called a multisig wallet, is a crypto wallet controlled by more than one person. There are many reasons to use shared wallets:
Security: Shared wallets provide enhanced security by requiring more than one person to approve transactions. This makes it less likely that your funds can be stolen if a person’s wallet or secret information is compromised.
Redundancy: Shared wallets can be set up to protect against loss of access to your crypto. For example, if you have a 2-of-3 shared wallet (meaning 2 out of 3 people’s approval are needed to move funds), you can still access your funds even if one person’s wallet or secret information is lost.
Shared Access: Shared wallets can be used when multiple people need access to the same wallet. For instance, a married couple can set up a Shared Wallet.
Reduced risk of single point failure: Since shared wallets require multiple people for authorization, they eliminate the risk associated with having a single point of failure.
Backing up your wallet
Backing up your Bitcoin.com Wallet effectively means creating a password that allows you to access your funds in the event you lose or damage your device. Just reinstall the app then enter your password to restore access to your funds. Learn more about backing up your wallet and get step-by-step instructions how to do it.