Ledger® Live: Desktop | Getting started with Ledger Support

Welcome to Ledger.com/start! Your one-stop destination for all things related to Ledger, the leading provider of security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. Whether you're a newcomer to the world of digital assets or a seasoned investor, Ledger offers the tools, resources, and support you need to manage your crypto securely and efficiently.

Getting Started

Why Choose Ledger?

Ledger provides state-of-the-art hardware wallets that ensure the highest level of security for your digital assets. By using a Ledger hardware wallet, you can protect your cryptocurrencies from online threats, such as hacking and phishing attacks. Ledger wallets store your private keys offline, making them virtually immune to online attacks.

What You'll Need

Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

Setting Up Your Ledger Wallet

Step 1: Unbox Your Ledger Wallet

Unbox your Ledger hardware wallet and make sure all the components are included:

Step 2: Install Ledger Live

  1. Visit the Ledger website at Ledger Live to download the latest version of Ledger Live for your operating system.
  2. Follow the installation instructions specific to your OS.

Step 3: Initialize Your Device

  1. Connect your Ledger device to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions in Ledger Live to set up your device as a new wallet or restore an existing wallet.
  3. Choose a PIN code and write it down securely.
  4. Write down your 24-word recovery phrase on the provided recovery sheet and keep it in a safe place. This recovery phrase is crucial for accessing your funds if you lose your device.

Step 4: Add Accounts to Ledger Live

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the "Manager" tab.
  2. Install the appropriate apps for the cryptocurrencies you wish to manage.
  3. Go to the "Accounts" tab and add new accounts for each cryptocurrency.

Using Your Ledger Wallet

Sending and Receiving Crypto

  1. Receiving Crypto:
    • Open Ledger Live and select the account for the cryptocurrency you want to receive.
    • Click "Receive" and follow the instructions to generate a receiving address.
    • Share this address with the sender.
  2. Sending Crypto:
    • Open Ledger Live and select the account for the cryptocurrency you want to send.
    • Click "Send" and enter the recipient's address and the amount you want to send.
    • Confirm the transaction on your Ledger device.

Security Tips

Advanced Features

Ledger Live Mobile App

Ledger Live is also available as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. You can manage your accounts, check your portfolio, and perform transactions on the go. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Staking and Earning Rewards

Ledger Live allows you to stake certain cryptocurrencies and earn rewards. To start staking:

  1. Open Ledger Live and go to the "Earn" tab.
  2. Select the cryptocurrency you want to stake and follow the instructions to delegate your tokens.

Managing Multiple Accounts

Ledger Live supports multiple accounts for each cryptocurrency. This feature is useful for organizing your holdings and managing funds for different purposes. To add multiple accounts:

  1. Go to the "Accounts" tab in Ledger Live.
  2. Click "Add Account" and follow the prompts to add another account for the selected cryptocurrency.

Integration with Third-Party Apps

Ledger hardware wallets can be integrated with various third-party apps and services for enhanced functionality, such as:

Troubleshooting and Support

Common Issues

Device Not Recognized

If your Ledger device is not recognized by your computer, try the following:

PIN Code Issues

If you forget your PIN code, you will need to reset your Ledger device. This process will wipe your device and you will need to restore it using your recovery phrase. Follow the instructions on Ledger's support page to reset your device.