How to import a private key from another wallet to Polkadot-JS Print
Modified on: Thu, 5 May, 2022 at 8:23 PM
Most third-party wallets (e.g. Polkawallet, Trust Wallet, etc.) use a 12-word or 24-word mnemonic seed phrase to backup your account. However, if you created your Polkadot account in an older wallet version or a wallet that isn't supported anymore, it's possible that your private key is in the form of a raw seed instead of a mnemonic seed phrase.
To import this type of account into Polkadot-JS, you'll need to use the Polkadot-JS UI web wallet instead of the Polkadot browser extension.
First, extract your private key from your original wallet, and then follow the steps below to import it into Polkadot-JS.
Before you start, please note: Exposing your private key online poses a security risk. You should only do this if you have no other options and if you are planning to send your funds to a new account with a new mnemonic seed phrase.
In order to import your private key, follow these steps:
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