Download and install Ledger Live

The Ledger Live desktop application lets you manage your crypto assets with the security of your Ledger device. It supports the Ledger Nano X, Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue via USB.

Prerequisites

  • A Ledger hardware wallet.
  • A computer with at least macOS 10.10, Windows 8 (64-bit) or Linux Ubuntu 16.10 (64-bit).
  • An internet connection and an available USB port. Use an adapter for USB-C ports.

Instructions

Mac installation
  1. Navigate to ledger.com/ledger-live/download.
  2. Download the Ledger Live application.
  3. Double-click the .dmg file you downloaded.
  4. Drag and drop the Ledger Live application to the Applications folder.

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  5. Start Ledger Live from Launchpad or Spotlight.
  6. Depending on your macOS version, the following message displays. Click Open to allow the installation.

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Windows installation
  1. Navigate to ledger.com/ledger-live/download.
  2. Download the Ledger Live application.
  3. Double-click the Ledger Live executable file you downloaded.
  4. If a warning displays, click Yes to allow the installation of Ledger Live.

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  5. Once the installation completes, click Finish.
Linux installation

You can install Ledger Live on Linux using the command line or the graphical user interface.

Using the command line

  1. Navigate to ledger.com/ledger-live/download.
  2. Download the Ledger Live AppImage.
  3. Make the file executable in a terminal:
    chmod +x ledger-live-*.AppImage
  4. Enter the following command to automatically add the udev rules and reload udev to allow USB access to your Ledger device:
    wget -q -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/LedgerHQ/udev-rules/master/add_udev_rules.sh | sudo bash
  5. Launch the AppImage by double-clicking on it or via your terminal.
    If you get a sandboxing error, run the app with --no-sandbox:
    ./ledger-live-desktop-*.AppImage --no-sandbox

Using the graphical user interface

  1. Navigate to ledger.com/ledger-live/download.
  2. Download the Ledger Live AppImage.
  3. Go to the Downloads folder. 
  4. Right-click on the Ledger Live AppImage you downloaded and click Properties
  5. Go to the Permissions tab. 
  6. In the Execute field, tick Allow executing file as program

Next steps

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