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Install, uninstall and update apps

Use the 'My Ledger' section in the Ledger Live app to install or uninstall apps on your Ledger device. 

How apps work

  • Your Ledger device securely stores your private keys giving access to your crypto assets.
  • You need to install apps on your Ledger device to manage different crypto assets. For example, you need to install the Bitcoin (BTC) app to create and manage Bitcoin accounts in Ledger Live with your Ledger device.
  • Ledger devices have limited storage and the sizes of apps vary. You can safely install and uninstall apps when needed. Your private keys stay safe on your device and are backed up on your Recovery sheet. 

 I can't install or uninstall an app on my Ledger device

First, ensure that your Ledger device has enough storage space to install the desired app. If the problem continues, try manually installing the app from the 'My Ledger' section in Ledger Live. Some apps, known as dependent apps, require the Ethereum (ETH) app to be installed first. This applies to all EVM-based apps like Polygon (MATIC), XDC, Arbitrum, Binance Smart Chain (BNB), and Optimism (OP Mainnet). In such cases, you may need to install the Ethereum (ETH) app first, followed by the dependent app.

When it comes to uninstalling, you should first manually remove the dependent app before uninstalling the Ethereum (ETH) app. For instance, you would manually uninstall the Polygon (MATIC) app and then proceed to uninstall the Ethereum (ETH) app.

Step by step

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Open My Ledger
  1. Click on the My Ledger in the left panel.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. Press both buttons to allow My Ledger on your device.

My Ledger will show your device information as well as the App catalog and the Installed apps below it.


Install an app
  1. Search for the app to install in the App catalog.
  2. Click the Install button of the app. Your device will display Processing...
  3. The app will be installed on your device.
  4. You can install multiple apps at once by clicking their Install buttons. Wait for the installations to finish before you quit My Ledger.

  If there's not enough storage space, simply uninstall some apps to make room. By uninstalling apps, you will not lose your crypto assets since your private keys always remain secure on your Ledger hardware wallet.

Uninstall an app

Apps don't hold any sensitive information. You can freely uninstall them and reinstall them later. The private keys giving access to your crypto assets stay on your device.

You can uninstall the app from Ledger Live or directly from your Ledger device. 

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  1. Click on Apps installed to see the apps currently on your device.
  2. Find the app you want to uninstall. 
  3. Click the  Trash button to uninstall it.
  4. You can uninstall multiple apps at once by clicking their  Trash buttons. Wait for the uninstallation process to finish before you quit My Ledger.
Update your apps

If there are app updates available, you will see a notification bar once you enter My Ledger. 


Simply click on the Update all button to have all your apps updated automatically. Wait for the updates to finish before you quit My Ledger.

Number of installable apps

The number of apps you can install depends on the apps and Ledger device you are using. My Ledger in Ledger Live shows the used storage per app and the storage remaining. Some apps are larger than others.

  App storage space

The storage space for apps is the total storage space of the device minus the firmware size. The firmware size can vary depending on the firmware version.


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