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How to switch to Solflare from another Solana wallet?
How to switch to Solflare from another Solana wallet?
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Written by Jakov
Updated over a week ago

Solflare allows you to manage your Solana (SOL) tokens and other Solana-based digital assets conveniently. This guide will walk you through the process of importing your tokens from another Solana wallet by using the recovery phrase (12 or 24 words).

Important Note:

  • The private key is distinct from your recovery phrase. Your recovery phrase unlocks the private key, which grants you access to your funds. While you typically won't need the private key itself, some wallets allow you to export it.

  • This guide uses another Solana wallet interface for demonstration purposes. The general steps remain consistent across most Solana wallets.

Steps to Import Your Tokens to Solflare:

Step 1:

  • Export Your Recovery phrase from Your Current Wallet:

    • Open your existing Solana wallet extension and locate the settings menu (usually represented by a gear icon). It's often positioned in the bottom right corner of the interface.

  • Locate the recovery phrase Export Option:

    • Within the settings menu, scroll down until you find the option to export your recovery phrase. It might be labeled as "Export Private Key" or "Export Recovery Phrase" depending on your wallet.

  • Enter Your Password and Copy the Private Key:

    • You'll likely be prompted to enter a password you created during your wallet setup. This password unlocks your private key, not your recovery phrase itself. Once you enter the correct password and click "Next" or a similar button, your private key will be displayed on the screen.

    • Crucially: Copy and securely store your recovery phrase in a safe place. Never share your recovery phrase or private key with anyone, as it grants complete control over your wallet and funds.

Step 2:

  • Switch to Solflare and Initiate Import:

    • Now, open your Solflare wallet (mobile app or web extension).

    • On the Solflare interface, you'll see options for importing a wallet. These might be labeled "Import wallet" (mobile) or "I already have a wallet" (web/extension). Choose the appropriate option based on your Solflare access method.

Step 3:

  • Finalize the Import Process:

    • Solflare will guide you through the remaining import steps. Typically, you'll be prompted to paste your copied private key. Follow the on-screen instructions carefully to complete the import process.

  • Verify Successful Import:

    • Once the import is successful, you should be able to view your imported tokens within your Solflare wallet management screen.

Security Reminders:

  • Always back up your recovery phrase using a secure method. Never store your recovery phrase digitally or share it with anyone.

  • Be cautious when sharing your screen or granting remote access to your device, especially when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

By following these steps and prioritizing security measures, you can seamlessly transfer your Solana tokens to your Solflare wallet and manage them efficiently.

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