Set up as new device

Set up your Ledger Nano X as a new device to get started. It will generate new private keys so you can manage your crypto assets. You will also write down a new 24-word recovery phrase.

Alternatively, restore your device from a recovery phrase to recover the private keys linked to an existing recovery phrase.

What you'll need

  • Ledger Nano X
  • Either an iOS 9 or Android 7 smartphone or a computer with Windows 8 (64-bit), macOS 10.8, or Linux
  • The Ledger Live application downloaded and installed

Instructions

Ledger Live features interactive setup instructions. Simply open the app to get started.

Step 1. Set up as new device
  1. Press the button next to the USB port until the Ledger logo appears to turn on the device.
  2. Read the on-screen instructions. Press the right button to proceed or the left button to go back.
  3. Press both simultaneously when Set up as new device is displayed.
Step 2. Choose your PIN code
  1. Press both buttons when Choose PIN code is displayed on the device.
  2. Press the left or right button to select a digit. Press both buttons to validate a digit.
  3. Select checkmark-icon.png to confirm your PIN code of 4 to 8 digits. Select backspace-icon.png to erase a digit.
  4. Enter the PIN code again to confirm it.

  Security tips

  • Choose your own PIN code. This code unlocks your device.
  • Use 8 digits for optimal security.
  • Never use a device supplied with a PIN code and/or a recovery phrase.
  • Contact Ledger Support in case of doubt.
Step 3. Save your recovery phrase

Your 24-word recovery phrase will now be displayed word by word on the Ledger Nano X screen. Be careful, your recovery phrase will be displayed only once.

  1. Take the blank Recovery sheet supplied in the box.
  2. Press both buttons when Write down your recovery phrase is displayed.
  3. Write down word #1 on the Recovery sheet. Verify that you have copied it correctly in position 1. Press the right button to move to the next word.
  4. Repeat the process until Word #24 is written down in position 24. Press both buttons on the final screen to proceed.
  5. Press both buttons when Confirm your recovery phrase is shown.
  6. Select the first word that you've written down in position 1 on your Recovery sheet. with the left or right button. Validate the word by pressing both buttons. Repeat this to confirm your entire 24-word recovery phrase.
  7. Your device is ready is shown once you've successfully completed the setup process. Press both buttons to Access Dashboard. You will then arrive on the Dashboard.

  Security tips

  • Anyone with access to your recovery phrase could take your assets. Store it securely.
  • Ledger does not keep a backup of your 24 words. Ensure you are the only holder.
  • Never use a device supplied with a recovery phrase and/or a PIN code.
  • Contact Ledger Support in case of doubt.

Next steps

You've successfully generated new private keys on your device to manage a new set of accounts.

  • Check these tips on how to secure your recovery phrase and PIN code.
  • Install apps on your device and add accounts in Ledger Live.
  • Receive and send crypto assets.

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