With Jaxx Liberty, you now have the option to encrypt your local wallet files with a custom password. This adds an important security layer to your Jaxx Liberty Wallet. The app files will then be encrypted with your custom password, making it more complex to decrypt (sometimes impossible) .
How to activate the Password?
1. Go to the Menu (click/tap the ☰ in the upper right corner. of the app screen)
2. Under "Security" click/tap on "Security Password"
Read the message and then check the "Yes, I understand how security password works" field if you want to continue. Once you do, the "Start Password" button lights up and you can select it to set your password.
3. Enter your password and confirm it then click "Continue". The "Continue" button won't light up if the passwords do not match or are too short.
Keep in mind that you will be asked for the password for the following operations:
- Wallet Backup
- View Backup Phrase
- Change/Remove password
- Pair current app to another Backup Phrase
- Sending a transaction
What if I forget my password?
The Jaxx Liberty Wallet password is device only for Desktops (and install session only for mobile devices). The password you set in your Jaxx Liberty Wallet app will remain active on the device you set it even if you pair a different Backup Phrase to it, until you uninstall/re-install the app for mobile devices or do a manual wipe for Desktops.
In case you forget your Jaxx Liberty Wallet password when using a mobile device (Android / iOS), all you need to do is reinstall the app, enter the 12-word Backup Phrase to pair your wallet and set the password manually again.
There is no option to reset the password. You have to pair your wallet again by reinstalling the app. DO NOT remove the Jaxx Liberty App if you DO NOT know your Backup Phrase.
There is no option to recover your wallet information without the Backup Phrase.