You can ask a guardian to lock your wallet. The wallet can’t then make transactions. This is useful in case your phone is lost or stolen and you want to protect it beyond the phone-layer security.
When a guardian locks a wallet, a 5-day security period starts. This gives you time to get a new phone and recover your wallet. (Locking doesn’t prevent recovery, for precisely this reason).
Any guardian can unlock a wallet, including the one that originally locked it.
If a transaction exceeds your daily limit, and is therefore blocked for 24 hours, locking your wallet within this period will prevent the transaction from going through.
For an even more in-depth understanding of our security model, read our blog post here.
A locked wallet cannot:
- Change its Guardians
- Locking your wallet starts a five day security period
- You can unlock it at any time by using a Guardian
How to lock your wallet
- Use a Guardian to lock your wallet
- A Guardian can be a person or a device