Set up and use Yoroi wallet to access your Ledger Cardano (ADA) account

This tutorial describes how to set up a third-party wallet Yoroi on Desktop PC in order to manage Cardano (ADA) with your Ledger device.

Before you start

  • Ensure the latest version of the Cardano (ADA) app is installed on your Ledger device. Learn more
  • Ensure that your Ledger device is running the latest firmware version. Learn more
  • Make sure to close Ledger Live as it can conflict with Yoroi.

Installing and connecting to Yoroi with your Ledger device

  1. Open the Yoroi website in your web browser (Chrome/Brave/Edge/Firefox).
  2. Download and install the Yoroi extension in your browser as shown on the GIF below:

  3. Open the Yoroi extension in your browser and select your language (English by default). Click Continue.
    The Terms of Use page appears.
  4. Read them and tick the box below if you agree and click Continue.
  5. On the next screen, choose Connect to hardware wallet.
    A pop-up window with a choice of currency appears.
  6. Select Cardano and then select Ledger hardware wallet.
  7. Select Standard wallet.
  8. Connect your Ledger device and open the Cardano app on your device.
  9. Check Prerequisites in the window and click Next > Connect.
    A new tab with the choice of the device appears.
  10. Choose the device (Nano X or Nano S).
    Export Public Key appears on your device screen.
  11. Press both buttons to confirm exporting the public key.
    A tab with the choice of the device appears again, repeat steps 10 and 11.
  12. On the next screen, give a name to your wallet and click Save.
    Your Cardano (ADA) account appears in the dashboard.

    Your Yoroi wallet is ready to use.

 I am confused, are my ADA coins secured by my Ledger device or by Yoroi?

  • Your ADA balance displayed in Yoroi is secured by your Ledger device. Yoroi only acts as a visual interface that displays your Ledger Cardano (ADA) account(s)
  • All your Ledger accounts are ultimately tied to your Ledger 24-word recovery phrase so it's critically important that you keep your recovery phrase secure and secret. You can learn more about recovery phrase security here.

Next steps

  • You can use Yoroi to stake, send and receive ADA transactions.
  • In case you face any issues or require some additional assistance on how to use your Ledger device with Yoroi wallet, please visit the Yoroi Support Page.

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