Recovery seed

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In cryptocurrencies, a recovery seed, or shortly seed, is a list of words in a specific order which store all the information needed to recover a wallet. Keeping the recovery seed private and safe is key for long-term safety of the user's cryptocurrency funds. Synonyms: recovery sentence, recovery phrase, mnemonic.

By default, Trezor Model T creates a wallet with 12 seed words, while Trezor One uses 24 words. Both models are compatible with public standards and do a wallet recovery with 12, 18 and 24 words.


NoteRecovery seed is NOT case-sensitive.


See also: Passphrase, Hierarchical deterministic wallet, Commonly misspelled words of recovery seed

Recovery seed and Trezor

As mentioned above, it is imperative to store your recovery in a safe place. Without the recovery seed, it is impossible to restore your funds in case your Trezor device is lost, stolen, or destroyed.

In addition, anyone with access to your recovery seed can also access and steal all your funds. See Keep your recovery seed safe for some security tips.

Lost or compromised recovery seed

In case you cannot find your recovery seed or you feel that it might have been compromised, the article Emergency situations might be helpful.

See also our Security section.

Read more about recovery seed in the following blog posts: Learn about: Recovery seed, Recovery Seed, PIN and Passphrase, A few tips on how to store your recovery seed.