How do I view my private keys?

Your private keys control your funds, so it is important to keep them secret. Anyone with your private keys will have access to your funds, so please don’t share them with anyone, including Exodus Support!


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Important information about private keys

You have full control of your private keys with Exodus wallet!

This guide will explain how to find your private keys within your Exodus wallet.

We designed Exodus to make it easy to hold and manage blockchain assets. Since most of our customers are new to the technology, we purposely hid the private keys in order to protect beginners from getting phished. Although Exodus does not recommend manual management of private keys, many advanced users might want to view and test private keys.

While viewing your private keys, please make sure no one is around you. Private keys are for your eyes only!

If anyone is able to view your system with remote-sharing apps like Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, etc. please disconnect them first! Exodus Support will  never ask for your private keys.

Each asset inside Exodus has a set of private keys. Some assets like ETH will have a single private key, while UTXO-based assets like BTC, LTC, BCH, BSV, etc. will have multiple private keys, one for each address.

For more information about private keys, please check out this article:


Tutorial video: How do I view my private keys?

Desktop:

1
Open your Exodus wallet and a) go to the Wallet tab, b) find the asset you are looking for, click the three dots in the top right corner, and c) click  View Private Keys.

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After reading the popup message, click Yes, I'm sure.

3
Enter your password and click Unlock Now to view your private keys.


Mobile:

To view your mobile private keys, you will need to sync your mobile wallet to a desktop or laptop by following this guide:

Then you can follow the Exodus desktop instructions to view your private keys.


Browser Extension

Please note: Currently, in the Exodus Browser Extension you can only view your Solana (SOL) private key and your Ethereum (ETH) private key.

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Open the Exodus Browser Extension and a) click the Menu icon, then b) click Settings.

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Click View Private Key.


3

a) Select the private key you want to view, then b) enter your password and c) click on View Key.

While viewing your private keys, please make sure no one is around you. Private keys are for your eyes only!

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a) To copy your private key, click Copy, then b) click Done.

And that is it! You have now copied your private key to your clipboard.


How do I clear my clipboard data?

After copying and pasting your private keys, it's an important safety measure to delete the contents of your clipboard. This is because it's possible for websites or apps to access the contents of your clipboard. Moreover, anyone with physical access to your device can access your clipboard's contents.

The universal approach to clearing your device's clipboard data is to copy another line of (non-sensitive) text. This works because the majority of devices will only allow you to store one clipboard item at a time, and so copying something else automatically deletes and replaces your previously copied text (i.e. your private keys).

Another way to delete your clipboard data is to restart your device. This works since clipboard data is generally saved in your device's RAM, so your clipboard data will automatically get deleted after your device has been restarted.

For Windows desktop devices, on the other hand, it's possible that copying another line of text may not work if the clipboard history feature is enabled.

In this case, you can use the following How-To Geek guide to disable your device's clipboard history feature, and ensure sensitive clipboard data is deleted: How to delete clipboard data and the disable clipboard history feature

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