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How to Set Up Your Nano X

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In this video, we’ll show you how to set up your Ledger Nano X and provide you a step-by-step guide on how to use your new device, everywhere you go. All this in just 4 minutes. Learn more about the Ledger Nano X here:


Hi there! Today we’re going to set up your Nano X. But first, if you haven’t done so already, let’s get the Ledger Live app onto your computer.


Just pause the video here, and go to the address you see on your screen to download and install it. Once it’s installed, open the app, and click “Get Started”. Read and accept the terms and conditions, then click “Enter Ledger app”. Select “Nano X”. And then, click on the top option for a new setup. Have a look through the four educational slides. Take one last look around, to make sure nobody is reading over your shoulder, then click “OK, I’m ready!” Click through the reminder.


Then, when you get to this screen, connect your Nano to the computer using the cable from the Nano box. Once it powers up, use the black and gray buttons on the front of the device to scroll through the navigation instructions. Use the button to scroll right, until it says “Set up as new device”. Press both buttons simultaneously to make that selection, then you’ll see it’s time to set a new PIN code. Press both buttons to confirm.


Then you’ll see “Enter PIN” on the device. Use the buttons to find your desired number, then confirm by pressing both buttons. Repeat that process until you’ve set up your PIN code. Keeping in mind, you don’t have to use all eight digits – four or more is all you need. Once you’ve chosen your PIN code, press both buttons to finish. You’ll see “Confirm PIN” on your device. Press both buttons again, and then enter the complete PIN one more time.


Your screen will now say “Write down your recovery phrase”. This is the most important part of the setup. The whole advantage of a cold wallet is that it stores your keys offline and out of reach of hackers and malware. So please, whatever you do, do not use apps, screenshots, or password managers to store this phrase. It totally defeats the purpose. We put three recovery cards in your Nano box – go ahead and use one. Just try to keep the number of cards to a minimum. If you have to make a copy, go for as few as possible. Okay, when you’re ready, scroll right, reading the disclaimers on the screen as you go. Then press both buttons, and start to write down each word, in order and spelled correctly. Go ahead and pause while you do this. Once you write down the final word, scroll back through your words to check for spelling and word order one last time. When you’ve checked them all, scroll right until the device shows “Confirm your recovery phrase”, and press both buttons. You’ll then verify each word, in order, from 1 through 24. Starting with Word 1, use the buttons to scroll until the correct word is shown. Press both buttons to confirm, then you’ll move on to confirm the next word. And you’ll repeat that process for every word. When you confirm the last word, you’ll see “Your recovery phrase is set”. Scroll right, then press both buttons to continue. You’ll see “Processing” on your screen, then “Your device is ready”. Scroll right, then press both buttons to access the dashboard.

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