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First steps with my device

Left/right button

Use left and right buttons to navigate through multiple-choice lists, change values or confirm decisions.

Both buttons

Pressing boths buttons at the same time means you wish to confirm/continue to the next screen or open an application.

  • 1.

    Connect your Ledger Nano S

    Plug your device with the USB cable on a computer, and follow the instructions on the embedded small screen. You can choose to create a new wallet, or to import a previously created wallet. Whatever your selection, you just need to observe the on-screen instructions all along the process, selecting and validating with the two buttons above the display.

  • 2.

    Choose a PIN code

    Choose and memorize your four-digit PIN code that will be requested each time you connect your device. Confirm this PIN code and be careful to remember it: 3 wrong successive PIN codes will reset your device.

  • 3.

    Backup your recovery phrase

    Your device will display one by one 24 words that you must copy on the “Recovery sheet” supplied in the box, in order of appearance. This step is really important to guarantee you can recover anytime your wallet in case of loss or theft. These 24 words are what provides you ownership of your coins if you ever lose your device, or forget your PIN code. It is the only backup of your wallet. If you don't copy them and store them very carefully, you can lose all your funds. You won’t be able to finish the configuration without confirming you copied the 24 words by selecting some of them as requested.

  • 4.

    Install Ledger Apps

    Once you’ve seen the mention: “Your device is now ready”, your device is configured. Now you just have to install the Ledger Apps on your computer to use your wallet. In your Chrome or Chromium 50+ browser, download for free the Ledger Wallet Bitcoin (and Altcoin) Chrome app. You’ll find this management interface on the Apps page page. Take care to download the apps that are compatible with your device only. This app get installed in few seconds, and the upgrades are free.

  • 5.

    Your Nano S is ready to be used

    Now you can use your device with your Chrome apps on any computer, even a compromised one, to send or receive payments. Each transaction will be verified on the embedded display, and validated with buttons. If you run Linux OS, you must set up the udev rules (tutorial here).

Ledger Apps

Companions for your Ledger devices

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