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How To Reset Metamask

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Before doing anything with Metamask, always ensure you have backed up your seed phrase and private key. Write these down and store them in more than one safe location and NEVER tell them to anyone.

If you lose access to your Metamask account (for whatever reason) – you will need the seed phrase and private key to regain access to your account and funds. This step is the most critical task you need to complete.

The following is a guide on how to reset your Metamask account.

Why would you need to reset your account?

  • A pending transaction which refuses to clear, even after waiting hours and sometimes even days
  • A transaction fails to show up on Etherscan but is still pending
  • You are experiencing glitches and want to resolve them
  • You want to clear your transaction history or organize/clean up your Metamask
  • You have multiple transactions backed up, clogging up your queued list, under the activity section of your wallet

Simple steps to reset Metamask

Resetting your MetaMask wallet does NOT require you to re-enter your seed phrase and will NOT cause you to lose any assets currently in your wallet.

STEP 1
Navigate to and click on the circle button in the upper, right-hand corner of the Metamask user-interface (UI). You will see the “My Accounts”. Select “Settings” located at the very bottom of the pop-up menu.

STEP 2
Once you click “Settings”, select “Advanced”. Next, scroll down where you will find a “Reset Account” button. Click it to reset your Metamask account instantly.

Now, head back to the main menu of your Metamask wallet where your transaction history or any pending transactions you previously had should now be wiped clean.

Hopefully, this quick guide helps you to resolve any transaction issues. After all, we have all been in the frustrating situation of having stuck pending transactions as we attempt to buy more gems like SWFL (the Swapfolio token), among others. Potential profits can quickly dissipate right before our eyes as precious time is wasted. This method can be a great quick fix in these situations!

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