How do I view my private keys?
Please be very careful with your private keys, because they control access to your funds. Never share them with anyone, and only import them into platforms that you trust 100%. If you choose to import your private keys into a third-party platform, you do so at your own risk. To find out more, check out this article from our Knowledge Base: How do I keep my money safe?
In this article:
- Important information about private keys
- How do I view my private keys?
- How do I clear my clipboard data?
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?
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.
- After reading the popup message, click Yes, I'm sure.
- Enter your password and click Unlock Now to view your private keys.
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.
Currently, in the Exodus Web3 Wallet you can only view your Solana (SOL) private key and your Ethereum (ETH) private key.
- Open the Exodus Web3 Wallet and a) click the Dashboard icon, then b) click Security.
- Click Back Up.
- a) Enter your password and b) click Next.
- Click on the Key icon in the top right corner.
a) Select the private key you want to view, then b) click on View Key.
While viewing your private keys, please make sure no one is around you. Private keys are for your eyes only! Please be very careful with your private keys because they control access to your funds. Never share them with anyone, and only import them into platforms that you trust 100%. If you choose to import your private keys into a third-party platform, you do so at your own risk. To find out more, check out this article from our Knowledge Base: How do I keep my money safe?
Click on the private key to expand it. You can now view your private key.
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