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How to transfer Ledger Live from one device to another

This article explains how to transfer Ledger Live from one device to another, for both Desktop and Mobile. 

Ledger Live stores your data locally 

Ledger Live does not store your information on a centralized Ledger server. Each installation of Ledger Live is independent. Your accounts, password, and settings are stored locally on your computer or smartphone.

Ledger Live only synchronizes your operation history and balance with the blockchain. That's why you will need to complete the setup, choose a password, and add your accounts on each device. Local changes in your settings, favorite accounts, and account names are also not synchronized.

  Ledger Live Desktop   Ledger Live Mobile

Move accounts from Ledger Live Desktop to Ledger Live Desktop

In case you need to move your Ledger Live accounts to a new PC, you have a few options:

  • The easiest way is to download and install a fresh copy of the Ledger Live app on your new desktop or laptop via https://www.ledger.com/ledger-live and add you old accounts manually to Ledger Live with your Ledger device.
  • another option is moving user data files from one PC to another. It is a bit advanced and we will see it in detail below.

All your Ledger Live account information and settings are stored in a user data file called app.json

So, in order to move accounts from one PC to another, you just need to copy this app.json file from one PC to another. Instruction on how to access the directory of this file on various OS is available in this article: How to access Ledger Live user data file.

Move accounts from Ledger Live Desktop to Ledger Live Mobile

If you already have your accounts in Ledger Live Desktop, you can import them by going to Settings > Accounts > Export accounts.

In Ledger Live Mobile:

  1. On the Wallet tab, scroll down and select See All Assets.
  2. Tap Plus sign on the top right-hand side of the app.
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  3. Tap Import from Desktop.
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  4. Scan the QR code. To get the QR code, open Ledger Live Desktop, go to Settings > Accounts > Export Accounts, and click Export.
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  5. Select the accounts you want to import.
  6. Tap Import.
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