What is a binding code?
A binding code is an 8-digit random combination of letters and numbers that is used to bind imKey with imToken client/imKey Manager. This helps prevent unauthorized access to imKey. It is important to keep a backup of the binding code in case imKey needs to be re-bound in the future.
Note: If you encounter a situation where you need to unpair, log out of imToken, uninstall imToken, or change your phone, you will need to use the binding code to re-bind imKey.
How to view the binding code?
If imKey has not been bound yet, a binding code will be generated during the binding process. Make sure to keep a backup of it.
If imKey has already been bound, you can open the imToken app > "Me" > "Wallet Management" > "imKey Management" > "Binding Code" to view the code (you need to turn on Bluetooth on your phone and connect to imKey during the viewing process).
If you are unable to view the binding code and have not kept a backup, don't worry. As long as you have backed up your mnemonic phrase, you can generate a new binding code by resetting imKey with the following steps:
- Prepare the mnemonic phrase of your imKey hardware wallet.
- Reset imKey.
- Set the language and PIN code.
- Restore the wallet on imKey using the mnemonic phrase.
- Re-bind imToken client. During the binding process, imKey will generate a new binding code.
- Backup the new binding code.