Polkadot-JS UI: How to Import a Private Key From Another Wallet Print
Modified on: Mon, 30 Oct, 2023 at 5:03 PM
Polkadot-JS UI is a web wallet meant for power users and developers. For everyday use, there are several user-friendly wallets funded by the Polkadot Treasury that support a plethora of features and platforms. Discover them on Polkadot's homepage.
Most wallets use a 12-word or 24-word mnemonic phrase to back up your account. You can find instructions on how to your account with its mnemonic phrase in this article.
However, if you are using a multi-chain wallet not specific to the Polkadot ecosystem, it's possible that the mnemonic phrase doesn't generate the same account. Also, it could be that you have a raw seed instead of a mnemonic phrase for some other reason. To import this type of account, you'll need to use the Polkadot-JS UI web wallet instead of the Polkadot browser extension.
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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 phrase.
How to import your private key on Polkadot-JS UI
‼️ IMPORTANT If this button isn't visible, go to Settings and select "Allow local in-browser account storage" under the "in-browser account creation" setting. Then click "Save".
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