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How to Access Your Wallet on MEW web | MyEtherWallet Help Center

myetherwallet (mew) offers a variety of ways to access one’s ethereum wallet by selecting the “access my wallet” option on the main page.

are, from most to least recommended:

  • hardware wallets (ledger nano s, trezor, digital bitbox, finney, etc.)

    mew wallet, the official mew mobile app for ios and android, and walletlink/walletconnect

    Reading: How to access my ethereum wallet

    browser extensions, also known as web3 (enkrypt, metamask, etc.)

    software

    • keystore/json file + password

      mnemonic phrase + additional word (optional)

      private key

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      myetherwallet | accessing your wallet on mew web

      most recommended

      hardware wallets

      Hardware wallets use the highest security measures to encrypt a private key within the device itself, keeping phishers and hackers at bay. users of most hardware wallets do not receive their private key, but rather a 24-word mnemonic phrase for recovery purposes. Devices are also often accompanied by a pin code or password that is used to unlock the device, and all information about each wallet is stored on the physical device itself.

      meows wallet

      this is our fully developed mew mobile app for ios and android smartphones. it is simple, fast and safe to use. When you create a wallet with Mew Wallet, your private key is kept encrypted in a secure local vault on your phone. for backup, you are provided with a mnemonic phrase (much like previous hardware wallets). the wallet is also accompanied by a pin or password, which is used to unlock it on your device.

      for more information on how to access mew with mew wallet, please refer to our mew wallet user guide.

      wallet link / wallet connection

      walletlink is a connection protocol used by mobile app coinbase wallet, and walletconnect is another connection protocol already used by more than 20 mobile wallets like trust wallet, metamask, coinomi etc. By integrating support for all these wallets to connect with mew, it is now possible to explore all of ethereum from many different outlets.

      Each of these wallets has its own connection processes, but it always comes down to the same action: scan a qr code with your app to connect to mew.

      browser extension wallets (web3):

      for more information about web3, see the following link:

      >> the essential wallet guide

      encrypt

      enkrypt is mew’s official multi-chain browser extension wallet that provides users with easy access to the world of web3 in the polkadot and ethereum ecosystems directly from their browser toolbar. For an overview of the extension, feel free to refer to the enkrypt user guide for more information.

      1. First, download enkrypt by going to your web browser’s extension store. for google chrome users, the direct link is here.

        1. Make sure you are using a supported web browser, such as google chrome, firefox, brave and edge.

          To avoid downloading a fake client, double check the provider and the correct website link.

          Allow time for enkrypt to install and when finished, click the enkrypt icon on your toolbar.

          when it opens, click ‘create a new wallet’.

          create a password for future login. be sure to write down or store your password in a safe place! the longer the password, the more secure.

          1. Password must be a minimum of 8 characters and must contain numbers, letters, and special characters.

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            click ‘next’ when done and then enter the password again.

            1. Note that there is no way to reset passwords, so it is important to remember it.

              then you will receive your 12 word recovery phrase for your wallet. be sure to write it down on a piece of paper. click ‘next’ when finished.

              completes the test to verify that the recovery phrase was typed correctly. click ‘next’ when finished.

              perfect! your wallet is ready! click ‘finish’ to start using your enkrypt wallet!

              To access that wallet on mew web, go to our website and click “access my wallet” to connect your enkrypt wallet.

              meow cx

              mew cx is myetherwallet’s official web3 chrome extension wallet. offers all the functionality of the web version of mew in the convenience of a toolbar extension. it also hosts the ability to interact with web-based dapps such as cryptokitties.

              mew cx will conflict with any other web3 wallet you have, like metamask or brave browser’s internal wallet. make sure all other web3 wallets are disabled before using mew cx.

              to connect mew with mew cx:

              step 1. install mew cx wallet through our chrome extension.

              step 2. open the extension and select ‘add wallet’ to create a new wallet or add an existing one.

              step 2. once you have saved a wallet, go to the mew website. On the main page, select ‘access my wallet’.

              step 3. select the ‘browser extension’ option to connect.

              step 4. read and accept the ‘terms and conditions, then select ‘access my wallet’.

              step 5. confirm which wallet you would like to connect within the mew cx popup, or select “record account” for a temporary wallet.

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              step 6. done!

              metamask

              This is a chrome extension that allows the creation of an ethereum based wallet that keeps the private key encrypted within the extension itself. it also generates a 12-word mnemonic for retrieval purposes. metamask allows users to name their separate wallets, view funds within the extension, and offers the option to import private key information from a previously created wallet if desired.

              to connect mew with metamask:

              (this assumes you already have a metamask wallet).

              step 1. login to your metamask wallet via your chrome extension.

              step 2. On the main mew page, select “access my wallet”.

              step 3. select the ‘browser extension’ option to connect.

              step 4. read and accept the “terms and conditions”, then select “access my wallet”.

              step 5. confirm the connection in the metamask popup.

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              step 6. done!

              these methods are not recommended

              keystore/json + password

              keystore/json is a file that contains an encrypted version of one’s private key. this key is encrypted with a password chosen by the user. as such, it is impossible to change the password of these files. the only way to change the password is to create a completely new keystore file, which can be achieved in our mew chrome extension with one’s private key. keystore files should not be opened. they should only be used when accessing the keystore/json option on our site and when prompted for the ‘json file’. see our article on the functionality of a keystore/json file.

              to connect with keystore/json + password:

              this is not a recommended way to connect. we strongly recommend using mew offline for this option.

              step 1. On the mew home page, select “access my wallet”.

              step 2. choose the ‘software’ option to connect, then select ‘json file’ and click ‘continue’.

              step 3. locate your keystore/json file in the popup window. must start with ‘utc-‘.

              step 4. enter your password and click “unlock wallet”.

              step 5. done!

              mnemonic phrase (+ extra word)

              This is a list of 12-24 words that are generated and delivered to users in certain forms of wallet creation (ie mew wallet app, metamask, hardware wallets, jaxx wallets, etc.). sometimes these phrases have an extra word associated with them, and sometimes they don’t. the order and spelling of the words in a mnemonic are directly tied to the private key and are therefore not recommended as a common way to access a wallet. it is best to use this phrase for recovery purposes only.

              to connect with mnemonic phrase (+ extra word):

              this is not a recommended way to connect. we strongly recommend using mew offline for this option.

              step 1. On the mew home page, select “access my wallet”.

              step 2. choose the ‘software’ option to connect, then select ‘mnemonic’ and click ‘continue’.

              Step 3. Choose whether it is a 12 or 24 word phrase, then complete the form.

              step 4. enter your extra word (leave it blank if you are using the mew wallet app phrase) and click “unlock wallet”.

              step 5. choose your wallet address from the generated list, and voila!

              private key

              The private key is a 64-character string permanently linked to a public address. this is sometimes given to users when wallets are created and sometimes kept encrypted (in the case of the mew wallet app, metamask and hardware wallets). Using one’s private key should always be a last-ditch access, only to be used when all else fails. This should not be the primary login method for no one access your wallets. Private keys are the number one most sensitive piece of information anyone can have for a wallet because private keys allow immediate access and can never be changed. therefore, it is extremely important to keep it safe, secure and secret.

              to connect with private key:

              this is not a recommended way to connect. we strongly recommend using mew offline for this option.

              step 1. On the mew home page, select “access my wallet”.

              step 2. choose the ‘software’ option to connect, then select ‘private key’ and click ‘continue’.

              step 3. copy and paste your private key into the value field.

              step 4. click “unlock wallet” and you’re done!

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