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Extensive Guide for Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet

Full Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet Guide for ARK

In this guide we will cover every aspect of interacting with the Ledger Nano S in the following three sections:

#1. Setting up Ledger for the first time — start here if you have a new or unused Ledger Nano S.

#2. Installing Ledger manager / ARK wallet app on Ledger —if you already have Ledger setup, but have not yet installed the Ledger manager or ARK wallet app on it, follow this process.

#3. Using Ledger with ARK Desktop wallet — here we will explain how to use Ledger with ARK desktop wallet.

At the end of these articles there are also Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If that still doesn’t answer your questions, you can join the ARK Slack (#help channel) for community or ARK team help.

#1 Setting Up Ledger for the First Time

(if you already have it set up or have interacted with it you can skip to #2 or #3)

So you’ve got your Ledger Nano S device — congratulations! First, connect it to your computer with the mini USB cable. You will be welcomed by Ledger and asked to press both buttons (Ledger only has 2 buttons).

press both buttons at the same time to get started

Press both buttons again to start configuration, you will be shown this screen:

press right button to setup new device (if you previously broke or lost Ledger you’d chose left button to input your recovery passphrase to regain access to your wallets)

After you press on ‘configure as new device’ a new message will show prompting you to ‘Choose a PIN code’.

Press both buttons at the same time to open PIN selection screen

At the PIN selection menu you are choosing numbers for your desired PIN. Press the right button to increase the current number and the left button to decrease it. To confirm a number at each stage press both buttons to move to the next number. If you want to delete an already confirmed number scroll through until the little icon for X (de...

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