Beware of phishing attacks, Ledger will never ask for the 24 words of your recovery phrase. Never share them. Learn more

Set up your Ledger Nano X

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.

When you are not using your Ledger Nano X, please be sure to lock it to ensure that no one else can use your device.

Please note: The Ledger Nano X cannot connect to the desktop version of Ledger Live via Bluetooth. It is only compatible with mobile devices and cannot be used with Chromebooks or tablet devices that run on Chrome OS. 

What you'll need

  • Ledger Nano X
  • It's recommended to use a device that is equipped with either the latest iOS 13 for Apple devices or Android 8.1 for Android devices. For computer users, the following operating systems are supported: Windows 10 or 11, macOS v10.15 (Catalina) or later (Monterey, Ventura, and Sonoma), and Ubuntu LTS 20.04 or 22.04 (64-bit versions only, excluding ARM processors). Learn more
  • The Ledger Live application downloaded and installed

Video instructions

Step by step

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.
    Please note: If you keep pressing the button, you will access the Bootloader menu. You have to Power Off the device and restart it.
  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.

  Security tip

When you are not using your Ledger Nano X, please be sure to lock it to ensure that no one else can use your device.

Important disclaimer:

When a user first receives their Ledger wallet, it must always be initialised by following this process:

  • Powering on the device
  • Generating a pin code
  • Generating 24 words

If a user were to receive a device containing a pre-completed recovery phrase or a pin code, the user should not use the device, as it means that the device may have already been used by somebody else. Ledger will never provide a pin code or recovery phrase with the product, nor ever ask for them. Under these circumstances, the user must contact Ledger customer support.

Next steps

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

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