Guided vs. manual recovery transactions

When transferring to a new keyset in Casa App, either when doing a standard key rotation, or when doing a recovery transaction, Casa App will easily create the transaction for you using what we call "guided recovery."

Users transferring to a new keyset will also have the option to create a transaction manually using "manual recovery."

Guided recovery

Guided recovery is the easiest way to transition to a new keyset in Casa App. It does a few things on your behalf: 

  •     Creates the transaction
  •     Sets the amount of the transaction (the full balance) 
  •     Determines the address to send the transaction to
  •     Ensures that the address you're sending to is safe (part of your new keyset)

We recommend guided recovery for all transactions. 

To create a transaction using guided recovery when transferring to a new keyset, tap "guided recovery," and follow the prompt to create the transaction, as shown below.

Manual recovery

Optionally, you can choose manual recovery when transferring your balance.

With manual recovery, you have the option to set a custom transaction amount, as well as enter any BTC address to send to, which can include an address that is external to any of your Casa App keysets. 

Note: If you are transferring to an address external to Casa App, you will not be able to use a device that you have marked for replacement. You will only be able to use the devices that are active in that keyset.

Because Casa App is not able to determine if the address you're sending to is safe, we generally do not recommend manual recovery. 

Since guided recovery is initiated by default, you must first cancel guided recovery to initiate manual recovery. You can do this by navigating to the keyset transfer and selecting "Perform Manual Recovery," as shown below. This cancels guided recovery.

Next, navigate to your archived keyset, as shown below.

You should now be viewing the transaction history and balance of the archived keyset. From here, you can initiate the transaction to an external address.


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