In this article, we’ll give step-by-step instructions for using the automated cloud backup service on iOS with Bitcoin.com Wallet app v 7.28 and up.
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Why you must back 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. If that happens, just enter your password to restore access to your funds.
⚠️ IMPORTANT ⚠️
Bitcoin.com does not store your password or secret phrases! If you lose access to your device, the only way to access your funds is with your password. This is why it's extremely important to back up your Wallet and keep your password safe.
What is the automated cloud backup service?
With the automated cloud backup service, you’ll create a single custom password that decrypts a file stored in your Google Drive or Apple iCloud account. If you lose access to your device, you can reinstall the Wallet app on a new device, enter your password, and you'll again have access to all of your cryptoassets.
Importantly, with the cloud backup service, whenever you add more wallets within your Bitcoin.com Wallet, your backup file will automatically sync. This means you never have to worry about creating a new backup for each new wallet you create!
How to set up the automated cloud backup service on iOS
Go to Settings > Backup & Security > tap the Cloud Backup toggle. This will bring up two options, Continue with iCloud or Continue with Google Drive:
If you choose Continue with Google Drive you’ll need to login to your Google account first.
If you choose Continue with iCloud, you’ll simply choose a master password and enter it twice.
⚠️ Be sure to keep this password safe, as it is non-recoverable ⚠️
Once you’ve chosen and entered your master password, check the confirmation boxes then tap ENABLE AUTOMATIC BACKUP.
🎉 You’re done! You can now recover your assets even if you lose access to your device. Simply install the app, choose Import From Cloud Backup, and enter the master password you chose in step 2 above.