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Set up your Ledger Nano S Plus

To get started, you can either set up your Ledger Nano S Plus as a new device or restore your device from your recovery phrase:

  • Set up your Nano S Plus as a new device: it will generate new private keys so you can manage your crypto assets. You will also write down a new 24-word recovery phrase, the only backup of your private keys. This article guides you through the setup process. 
  • Restore your device from a recovery phrase: it will recover the private keys linked to an existing recovery phrase.

  Important disclaimer

When you first receive a Ledger wallet, it must always be initialised by following this process: powering on the device, generating a pin code, and then generating 24 words.

If you were to receive a device containing a pre-completed recovery phrase or a pin code, you 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, you must contact Ledger customer support.

What you'll need

  • Ledger Nano S Plus with the supplied micro USB-C cable
  • A computer with at least Windows 8.1, macOS 10.14 (64-bit), or Linux Ubuntu 16.10 (64-bit)
  • The Ledger Live application downloaded and installed on your computer.​

Instructions

Ledger Live features interactive setup instructions. Simply open the app to get started.

Step 1. Set up as a new device
  1. Connect the Ledger Nano S Plus to your computer using the supplied USB-C cable. Your device should display the following: "Welcome to Ledger Nano S Plus. Press right button to continue."
      Please contact us if the device immediately asks for a PIN code. It may not be safe to continue using this device.
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  2. Press the right button to navigate through the on-screen instructions. 
  3. Press both buttons simultaneously to choose the option Set up as new device.

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Step 2. Choose your PIN code
  1. Press both buttons when Choose PIN code with 4 to 8 digits is displayed on the device.

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  2. Press the right or left button to choose the first digit of your PIN code.
  3. Press both buttons to enter a digit.
  4. Repeat the process until you've entered 4 to 8 digits.
  5. Select the checkmark (✓) and press both buttons to confirm the PIN code. Use the backspace icon to erase a digit. 
  6. Confirm your PIN code by entering it once more.

  Security tips

  • Choose your own PIN code. This code unlocks your device.
  • An 8-digit PIN code offers an optimal level of security.
  • Never use a device supplied with a PIN code and/or a recovery phrase.
  • Contact Ledger Support in case of doubt.
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Step 3. Write down your recovery phrase

Your 24-word recovery phrase will now be displayed word by word on the Ledger Nano S Plus screen. The recovery phrase is the only backup of your private keys. It will be displayed only once.

  1. Take a blank Recovery sheet supplied in the box.
  2. Press both buttons when Write down your recovery phrase is displayed.

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  3. Press the right button to navigate through the on-screen instructions. Then press both buttons to continue.
  4. Write down the first word (Write word #1) on the Recovery sheet. Verify that you have copied it correctly in position 1.
  5. Press the right button to move to the second word (Write word #2). Write it in position 2 on the Recovery sheet. Verify that you've copied it correctly. Repeat the process until the twenty-fourth word (Write word #24).
  6. (optional) To verify your 24 words, press the left button. 
  7. Press both buttons to Confirm your recovery phrase.
  8. Select the requested word by navigating with the left or right button. Validate the word by pressing both buttons. Repeat this step for each requested word.
    Your device will display Your Recovery phrase is set. Keep it in a secure place.
  9. Press the right button to navigate through the on-screen instructions. Then press both buttons to continue.
    Your device will display Processing and then Your device is now ready once you've successfully completed the setup process.
  10. Hold both buttons for 3 seconds to access the Control Center. The Control Center is where you can access the apps and settings on your device.

  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. 
  • Never use a device supplied with a recovery phrase and/or a PIN code. 
  • Contact Ledger Support in case of doubt.
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Your device is ready!

You've successfully set up your device. You can now install apps on your device and add accounts in Ledger Live.

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