Initialize your device

Initialize your Ledger Blue device to get started. The Ledger Blue will generate new private keys to securely manage your crypto assets.

Note: Restore a configuration to recover the private keys associated with an existing recovery phrase.

 

Before you start

  • Make sure your device has the latest firmware installed.
  • Verify your computer has:
    - Windows 7+, macOS 10.8+ or Linux;
    - a USB port. Use an adapter for USB-C ports;
    - an internet connection and Google Chrome / Chromium installed.

 

Start initialization

  1. Connect the Ledger Blue to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Press and hold the power button to turn the device on. The Welcome screen is displayed.
  3. Tap Configure as new device.

 

Choose a PIN code

  1. Choose a PIN code between 4 and 8 characters long.
  2. Tap Continue.
  3. Enter your PIN code a second time.
  4. Tap Continue to confirm. 

 

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Save your recovery phrase

Your 24-word recovery phrase will be displayed on the Ledger Blue. Be careful, your recovery phrase will be displayed only once.

  1. Take the blank Recovery sheet supplied in the box.
  2. Read the Important notice on the device, then tap Continue
  3. Write down words 1 to 4 on the Recovery sheet. Verify that you have written each word correctly on the Recovery sheet and at the same position as on the device.
  4. Press Next to move to the next words or Previous to go back. Repeat the process of copying and verifying each word until the Confirmation screen appears.
  5. Type the word that is at the requested position on the Recovery sheet and tap on it once it appears on the screen. 
  6. Repeat the process for all requested words until Your device is ready is displayed.
  7. Press Start to enter the dashboard.


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Next steps

You've successfully initialized your device. Proceed to:

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