If you do not want to use your Trust Wallet account any longer to swap or send cryptocurrencies.
If yes, you may want to delete your account.
To delete your Trust Wallet account, you will need to do so from the app through the “Settings”
To “go about this, open the Tryst Wallet app on any device, go to settings, tap on “Wallets”
Tap on the 3 dots near the default “Multi-Coin Wallet 1” or the particular wallet you want to delete, a trash can option will pop up on the top right corner of your screen.
Tap on the trash can icon, a pop-up message will appear, select “Ok” and your Trust Wallet account will be deleted.
Remember you need to have a 12-word phrase in order to restore or reactivate a deleted Trust Wallet.
So do well to write down your 12-word recovery phrase somewhere before deleting a wallet, each wallet has its own security phrase.
In this article, you will learn exactly how to delete your Trust Wallet permanently, how to restore Trust Wallet using the recovery phrases, and more.
How to delete your Trust Wallet account
To delete your Trust Wallet account, you will need to have the app on your device.
Also, make sure to withdraw all funds from your Trust Wallet.
This is because you will not able to access any coins or tokens unless you reactivate your Trust Wallet account within 30 days.
With that being said, to start the process of deleting your Trust Wallet account, go to “Settings” on the app.
Select “Wallet” and tap on the three dots on the right side of the wallet you want to delete.
Tap on “Delete” and confirm.
If successful, your wallet will no longer be shown on the Trust Wallet app on your device.
Here are pictorial and concise steps on how to delete your Trust Wallet account:
1. Open the app and select “Settings”
Open the Trust Wallet app on your device, ios or Android.
While in the app, navigate to “Settings”, this option can be found laid horizontally just below your screen directly close to “DEX”.
Tap on “Settings” and a new page will appear.
2. Select “Wallet” and copy the recovery phrase
After you have tapped on “Settings” a new list of options will appear.
These options – Security, Preferences, Price Alerts, and Wallets.
The option you will be tapping on will be “Wallets”, tap on it.
Tap on the 3 dots near the to be deleted wallet and a new page will appear, select “Show Recovery Phrase” to copy them.
Make sure you write them down somewhere safe, they will be needed if you ever want to reactivate or recover the deleted wallet.
3. Tap on the 3 dots and delete the wallet
If you have tapped on “Wallet” previously a new page will appear.
This new page will contain a list of wallets including the default “Multi-Coin Wallet 1” and maybe some manually saved wallets if available.
If you are accessing the Trust Wallet on an Android device, tap on the three dots close to the wallet you would like to delete and select “Delete” and then “Ok” to confirm.
For an iPhone user, you will need to swipe the desired wallet to the left, and “Delete” will appear, confirm and you are done.
How to recover your Trust Wallet account
To recover Trust Wallet account, you will need to have the app installed already on your device.
Note that reactivating your Trust Wallet is the same as trying to recover your Trust Wallet account, don’t get confused in the future.
Here’s how to recover/reactivate your Trust Wallet account:
1. Open the application and tap on “Settings”
2. Tap on “Wallets” and a new page will appear
3. On the top right corner of your screen, tap on the “+” sign
4. Select “I already have a wallet”
5. Tap on the wallet you want to recover or simply select “Multi-Coin Wallet 1”
6. Enter or paste your 12-word recovery code
7. Now, tap on “Import” and your wallet will be recovered.
How to backup your Trust Wallet recovery phrase
The Trust Wallet recovery phrase is a very important aspect of the app.
This phrase contains a 12-word phrase or words that literally makes no sense at all.
The recovery phrase serves as a password but a more encrypted and non-recoverable password.
This is why it is very important to back up your own phrase, you will not be able to recover it even if your device has been damaged or stolen.
And also anyone who has access to your recovery phrase will be able to withdraw funds from your Trust Wallet with or without your knowledge.
Here’s how to backup your Trust Wallet recovery phrase:
- Write them down on paper and keep them safe.
- Take a picture of them with another phone, transfer to your computer and hide it in a secured folder
- Copy and paste on your notes app, print it out, and hide in a safe place
Remember that if you lose your phrase, not even the Trust Wallet support will help you recover them. Try as much as possible to safeguard them.
Keep in mind that deleting your Trust Wallet account will deny you access to that wallet until you recover it.
However, you will still have access to the Trust Wallet app, the DApps, PancakeSwap and DEX.
You can also create new wallets on the Trust Wallet app and also recover the already deleted ones as long you have the 12-word recovery phrase.
Backup your recovery phrase to avoid loosing your assets, I have listed how to above.