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Add your accounts

Add accounts in Ledger Live to manage the crypto assets secured by your Ledger hardware wallet. By adding your accounts, your public addresses are stored on your computer or smartphone so you don't need your Ledger device every time you want to check your balance.

Before you begin

  • Ledger Live is ready to use.
  • Check which crypto assets are supported in Ledger Live. Others require an external wallet.
  • Make sure the required crypto asset app is installed on your device.
    Example: to add Bitcoin accounts, make sure that the Bitcoin app is installed. ERC20 tokens require the Ethereum app. Learn more

Adding an account

  Ledger Live Desktop   Ledger Live Mobile

Video instructions

  1. On the left panel, click on Accounts. If the Accounts button is greyed out, click on Portfolio.
  2. Click the Add account button.
  3. Type or click the drop-down list to choose the crypto asset of the account to add. Click Continue. If you cannot find a crypto asset, it is likely not supported in Ledger Live. Check this article to learn how to manage crypto assets that are not supported in Ledger Live.
  4. Connect and unlock your device, open the app of the selected crypto asset. Click Continue. Ledger Live will look for existing accounts in the blockchain. These are then displayed one by one.
  5. In the Accounts step, different sections can appear:
    • In the Select existing accounts section accounts are shown that already have blockchain transactions. Add a checkmark to the account(s) to add and choose a name for them.
    • In the Add new account section you can add a new account by adding a checkmark. This is not possible when the last created account of that crypto asset has not received a transaction yet.
    • The Accounts already in Portfolio section lists the accounts that are already in Portfolio and thus can not be added.
  6. Click Continue. Your account(s) will be added to the Portfolio.
  7. Click Add more to continue adding accounts. Otherwise, close the Add accounts window.

Removing an account

On desktop
  1. Open Ledger Live.
  2. Go to Accounts and select the account to remove.
  3. Click the settings wrench button.
  4. Click Remove from Portfolio.
  5. Click Confirm.

On mobile
  1. Open the Ledger Live app.
  2. From the dashboard, tap the crypto asset.
  3. Scroll down to the Your ... Accounts section and select the account to remove.
  4. Tap the settings gear.
  5. Tap Remove account from the Portfolio.
  6. Tap Delete to confirm.


Renaming an account

  Ledger Live Desktop   Ledger Live Mobile

You can rename your account in Ledger Live Desktop from the secondary account menu or from the account page.

From the secondary account menu
  1. In Ledger Live, in the Accounts tab find the account you want to rename.
  2. Click on the account with left-click button of your mouse.
    A small dropdown menu appears.
  3. Select Edit account.
    Edit account window appears.
  4. In the Account name field type the new name of the account.
  5. Click Apply.
    That's done, your account is renamed!
From the account page
  1. In Ledger Live, in the Accounts tab find the account you want to rename.
  2. Click on the account with right-click button of your mouse.
    Detailed account page opens.
  3. Hover the mouse cursor over your account name and click on it.
    It will become possible to edit the name in the field
  4. Type the new name of the account and click on the green checkmark icon to save changes.
    That's done, your account is renamed!

Zero balance after restoring the account?

If after restoring an existing account with funds on the balance, you see zero balance, make sure:

  • You are using the correct recovery phrase on your Ledger device. You can learn how to check the recovery phrase in this tutorial.
  • You are running the latest version of Ledger Live. You can learn about the latest release here. Update Ledger Live if necessary.
  • Check the other reasons that can impact the appearance of your balance in this article.
  • If the problem still persists, request assistance from our support team.

Next steps

You've successfully added your account(s) to Ledger Live. On the left panel, click on any account to view its details. Check the following articles to learn how to:

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