A recovery sentence is a mnemonic code consisting of 12 words generated during initialization. The recovery sentence is your an encrypted backup of your private keys, which allows you to recover your funds on a new device or wallet if your KeepKey is lost or stolen.
Write the 12 words on the recovery card that came with your device. Your recovery sentence is an encoded version of your private keys using dictionary words. This sentence should be kept secret: anyone who knows it can access and spend all of your bitcoins. You may want to make additional handwritten copies as a backup option. Avoid storing your 12 word recovery sentence online, encrypted or otherwise.
You will be given this recovery sentence only once. If you forgot your words or lose your recovery card, you move your bitcoins off KeepKey, then wipe and reinitialize your device so you have a new recovery sentence.
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