How do I set a strong password?

Everything you need to know about creating strong and secure passwords, as well as tips on password management. 

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How do I create good passwords?

A strong password isn’t necessarily a good password. More important than its strength is its uniqueness. This means that a good password must be different than any other password you use and ideally different than what anyone else uses.

The best password is a random password. And the best way to create those is by using a dedicated password manager app. These apps can create random passwords up to 64 characters long. The app remembers your passwords and fills out automatically. And because they are designed with security in mind, you can feel pretty confident your passwords are safe.

If you decide against using a password manager (not recommended) or trying to think of a good master password for it, here are some tips for human-created passwords:

  1. Don’t use any information that is available to anyone, like birthdays, names or things like that.
  2. The best passwords, being both easy to remember and hard to crack, are random words. This may sound counterintuitive but it’s true; even four, randomly selected words are stronger than the passwords we usually create. However, randomness is the key factor here, which is why we bolded it three times.
  3. If you have to (or want to) use symbols and mixed capitalization avoid using the expected ones:
    1. Don’t capitalize the first letter, capitalize a random one.
    2. Don’t append a number at the end, add one within.
    3. Don’t use the usual letter symbol substitutions, like a = @ and s = $
  4. Make it long—at least 16 characters long.
  5. Use a non-Latin alphabet and non-English words if you can.

But remember: Creating a great password and then using variations of it on different sites undoes the whole effort!

How do I set a password in Exodus?


In Mobile, you can set a numeric passcode. After you have set a passcode you can also enable Face ID for iOS devices or Touch ID on Android devices to secure your wallet.

Here’s how to set a passcode for your Exodus Mobile wallet:

In Exodus Mobile, a) Tap on the Profile icon, then b) tap Security.

Toggle on Secure with Passcode.

Create a 6-digit passcode, then enter it again to confirm it.

Your wallet is now secured with a passcode!


To set a password in Desktop, you will first have to complete the backup process.

The password you create should be unique, don’t use a password you’ve already used for other websites, social media, or email accounts.

Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner of your Exodus wallet.

a) Click the Backup tab. Create a strong, secret, and unique password, b) enter it in the box, and c) click Next.

a) Re-enter the password and b) click Next.

Click View secret phrase.

Write down your 12-word secret recovery phrase. Mouse over the words and write them down in the correct order. Double-check that they are spelled correctly. When you are finished writing down the secret recovery phrase, put it in a secure place that only you can access and click Done.

We recommend writing down your 12-word secret recovery phrase on more than one piece of paper, and keeping the copies in separate secure locations to prevent a single point of loss from events like fires, floods, etc.

  • The secret recovery phrase is your secret master seed that generates all your wallet’s addresses and private keys. It is incredibly important for you to keep your secret recovery phrase safe. If you would like to know more about your secret recovery phrase, visit: Everything you need to know about your 12-word secret recovery phrase.
  • Do not store your 12-word secret recovery phrase in any digital format. Hackers can access digital files and information, but they can’t access a piece of paper. If you would like to know more about how to keep your crypto safe, visit: How do I keep my money safe?.

Next, a) read the verification question carefully, b) select the correct answer, and c) click Done.

And that's it! Your Desktop wallet is now protected with a password and your backup. is complete.

Web3 Wallet

When you set up your Web3 Wallet for the first time, you will be prompted to create a password.

The password you create should be unique, don’t use a password you’ve already used for other websites, social media, or email accounts.

After installing Exodus Web3 Wallet and viewing the onboarding slides, select either I Have A Wallet or Create New Wallet.