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

Set up Bluetooth connection

Set up an encrypted Bluetooth connection between your Ledger Nano X device and Ledger Live on your smartphone to manage your crypto assets on the go. Alternatively, Bluetooth can be disabled to connect via USB only.

When setting up a Bluetooth connection, ensure that no coin/nano app is open and remain on the dashboard of your device.

  Bluetooth pairing with a desktop is currently not available.

Before you start

  • Make sure you are using the latest Ledger Live Mobile version available.
  • Ensure your Ledger device is running the latest firmware version.
  • If you're on Android 11 or earlier, ensure location services are enabled for Ledger Live.
    Note that Ledger Live never uses your location information, Android 11 and earlier just required location services to be enabled for any app that wanted to scan for Bluetooth devices.

Video instructions

Set up a Bluetooth connection 

Enable Bluetooth connectivity

  1. Turn on and unlock your Ledger device. 
  2. Hold both buttons to access the Control Center.
  3. Press the right button to navigate to Bluetooth and make sure it’s Enabled. If it’s not Enabled, press both buttons to enable Bluetooth.
  4. Press the right button to navigate to Close and press both buttons to exit the Control Center.

Your Ledger Nano X should be on the Dashboard, its main home screen.

Pair your Ledger Nano X with your smartphone

Pair your Ledger Nano X the first time you set it up with your smartphone.

  1. Make sure that no coin/nano app is open. Your Ledger Nano X should be on the Dashboard, its main home screen.
  2. In Ledger Live Mobile, tap Get Started
  3. When asked Do you own a Ledger?, tap Yes, I do
  4. On the Let’s get you started page, tap Set up my Ledger > Ledger Nano X. 
  5. Scroll down and select Connect your Nano
  6. After reading the warning, tap Continue
  7. On the Pair Your Nano page, tap Let’s pair my Nano.
  8. On the Looking for Devices page, tap on the Ledger Nano X once it's available in Ledger Live mobile. It may take a few moments for a pairing code to be displayed on both devices.
  9. If the codes are the same, confirm the pairing on your smartphone.
  10. Press both buttons on your Ledger Nano X to confirm the pairing.
  11. Press both buttons to Allow My Ledger to access your device. The pairing is complete after the authenticity of your Ledger Nano X has been checked by Ledger's secure server.

The pairing persists in your global smartphone settings. The pairing code does not have to be confirmed again until you forget the device in the Bluetooth settings of your smartphone.

If you have a Bluetooth pairing issue, please refer to the following article Fix Bluetooth issues.

Disable Bluetooth connectivity

By default, Bluetooth is enabled once you've set up your Ledger Nano X. Here's how to turn it off:

  1. Turn on and unlock your Ledger Nano X.
  2. Hold both buttons to access the Control Center.
  3. Navigate to the Bluetooth symbol using the right or left button.
  4. Press both buttons to disable Bluetooth. The Bluetooth status displays disabled.

Use your Ledger Nano X without Bluetooth

To use your Ledger Nano X via USB:

  • Desktop: Use the USB-C cable that came with the Ledger Nano X to connect it to your desktop computer. Manage your crypto with Ledger Live desktop or any other compatible (web) app.
  • Mobile: Use an OTG-cable to connect your Ledger Nano X to your Android smartphone (iOS not supported). Manage your crypto with Ledger Live mobile or any other compatible (web) app.

Was this article helpful?