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How to connect your Ledger device to the Pera app

As of now, you can create accounts with the Pera app that are backed and secured by Ledger Nano X. This means that all transactions from a Ledger-backed Algorand account will require authorization by your Ledger device. The private keys never leave the device and remain fully secure. 

To connect Ledger device to the Pera app, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Install the Algorand (ALGO) app on your Ledger device
  • Add an Algorand account in Ledger Live
  • Pair your Ledger device to the Pera app on mobile or desktop.
  • Please note that the Pera team has announced that the desktop Pera app will be sunset for Ledger users on June 2024, as such we encourage you to use the Pera mobile app. Read on to learn more. 

  If you already have Algorand (ALGO) installed on Ledger Live and your Ledger device, you can skip the first two steps.

Install the Algorand (ALGO) app on your Ledger device 

  1. In Ledger Live, navigate to the 'My Ledger' section.
  2. Connect your device and unlock it.
  3. Confirm that you allow My Ledger to access your device. You can do that by clicking both buttons of your device simultaneously. 
  4. Go back to Ledger Live. In My Ledger, head over to App catalog and search for Algorand (ALGO).
  5. Click Install.



The Algorand app is now installed on your Ledger device. Let’s add it to Ledger Live.

Add an Algorand (ALGO) account to Ledger Live

  1. In the left sidebar menu, go to Accounts.
  2. Click Add account.
  3. Choose Algorand (ALGO) from the drop-down list.Add_Algorand.png
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Connect your device to Ledger Live and unlock it.
  6. Open the Algorand (ALGO) app on your device.
  7. Click Add account

That’s it, the Algorand account is added to Portfolio. It's time to set up Pera Algo Wallet.

Use the Pera Web app with your Ledger device on a desktop or laptop computer

The Pera Web app is compatible with Ledger Nano S, Ledger Nano X and Ledger Nano S devices.

  1. Go to https://perawallet.app/ 
  2. Click on 'Launch Pera Web Wallet'.



  3. Click on 'I already have an account' then choose and confirm a password.
  4. Click on 'Pair Ledger Device' and then on 'Pair with USB'.



  5. Connect your Ledger device to your computer via a USB cord, unlock it with your PIN and then open the Algorand app on your Ledger device, using its buttons.
    The words 'Algorand Ready' should appear on your Ledger device screen.
  6. Back to the Pera app, click on 'Next' and when asked if the Algorand app is installed on your device, select 'I have it installed'. Finally, click on 'Search for devices'.
  7. Select your Ledger device in the pop-up menu then click on 'Connect'.



  8. Select your Algorand (ALGO) account and click on 'Add to Pera Wallet' and then click on 'Go to Accounts'.


  9.  Your Ledger Algorand account appears. You can now use your Ledger device connected to the Pera Web Wallet to manage, send, and receive your ALGO coins.

    Please note that Pera Web Wallet will stop supporting sending and receiving features for Ledger users in June 2024. After that date and if you want to continue using Pera, you'll need to connect your Ledger device to the Pera mobile app as explained below.


Use the Pera mobile app with your Ledger Nano X device on mobile (iPhone or Android)

Please note that for the moment it's only possible to use the Pera app on mobile with a Ledger Nano X device. Ledger Nano S Plus device users are encouraged to use the Pera Web wallet as described above.

  1. Go to https://perawallet.app/
  2. In the upper right corner, click Download Pera.
  3. Scan the QR code.Scan_QR_code.png
  4. Download the app from the app store.
  5. When the download is complete, click Open.

Please ensure that your Ledger Nano X is unlocked and Bluetooth is enabled.

  1. Tap I already have an account.
  2. You’ll be presented with two options:
    • To recover an Algorand account using your 25-word passphrase.
    • To create an Algorand account that is backed by your Ledger hardware wallet. We'll take this option.
  3. Tap Pair Ledger device.

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  1. To proceed with pairing tap Pair with Ledger. If you want to see how the process works before connecting the wallets, tap How does it work.
  2. You should see your Ledger Nano X. Tap it to continue.
  3. Confirm pairing on your Ledger device.
  4. Select your Algorand account.
  5. Tap Verify Selected Account.

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  1. Now go back to your Ledger device. Review and approve the Algorand address. 
  2. You should see the notification that the account is verified. Tap Add Verified Accounts
  3. A confirmation message will appear stating that your account is ready to use.

Now you can buy ALGO or start using Pera Wallet. 

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