You are worried that your all-important recovery phrase is correct, and would like to verify it.
The recovery phrase is the most important piece of information related to controlling ada via the Daedalus wallet and it is difficult to remember so it may be necessary to validate it from time to time for piece of mind.
If you do not have access to Daedalus wallet due to technical issues see Alternate Method using Yoroi at the end of this article.
There are many reasons who you need to use your recovery phrase. For example, if you lose your spending password, or if you need to delete and restore your wallet, then you will need to use your recovery phrase. Many people are worried that they may not be able to do this properly and will lose control of their wallet, and lose all their ada. If you are not sure whether the restore phrase you saved when creating the wallet is correct, then you can check it like this before you delete your wallet:
- Navigate to the Restore a wallet screen, click on the wallet icon in the top left of the Daedalus window, then click on Add wallet on the bottom left of the Daedalus window. Select the Backup recovery phrase tab.
2. Enter your recovery phrase in the Recovery phrase field. in the top left of the Recovery phrase field you will see the message Please enter all words until you enter all the words.
3. If the recovery phrase you entered is correct then you will see no message in the top left of the Recovery phrase field. If you click on the Restore wallet button, then you will get the message Wallet you are trying to restore already exists.
4. If the recovery phrase you entered is incorrect then you will see a message in the top left of the Recovery phrase field that says Invalid recovery phrase.
Alternate Method using Yoroi
Using your 12-word Daedalus wallet recovery phrase from Daedalus wallet on mainnet you can migrate your Daedalus wallet to Yoroi. If you are unable to access Daedalus, this method can be considered a secondary option for checking your recovery phrase.
Please note that when migrating from Daedalus to Yoroi, a transaction is created and your funds are sent to Yoroi. See this video for more detailed information on the migration process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tiF1R0_40
Validation of the Words Only