Ledger Nano X Tutorial

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Are you looking for a Ledger Nano X tutorial to get started with your new device?

What’s better than a video tutorial that explains step by step everything you need to do?

Here is a video series (thankful to Ledger SAS) which will let you learn how to initialize your Ledger Nano X and enjoy all its features.

Before starting, don’t forget to download Ledger Live (available on desktop and mobile). The app let you set up your Ledger Nano X and manage your crypto.

How to set up Ledger Nano X

First of all, let’s see how to initialize your device.

During this phase, the most important thing is to write down and securely store the 24-word Recovery Phrase (your “seed”) that will be shown on the device screen.

Anyone with access to the 24 words will be able to move your cryptocurrencies, so never share your seed!

In order to get an extra layer of security, you can also use a “Ledger Cryptosteel Capsule”.

This a long-lasting and solid solution to protect your 24-word Recovery Phrase.

It’s made out of 303 and 304 grade stainless steel, making it fireproof up to 1400C/2500F. It is stainless, shockproof and waterproof up to a 150000N pressure.

5 Tips To Protect Your Crypto Recovery Phrase.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Download Ledger Live
  • Start Ledger Live
  • Press the button next to the USB port for 3 seconds to turn on your Ledger Nano X, then select “Set up as new device”
  • Choose your PIN code
  • Write down your recovery phrase
  • Pair Ledger Nano X with your smartphone

Navigating the Ledger Nano X dashboard

What’s inside the Ledger Nano X dashboard?

This device brings an improved navigation system. Aside of having the screen’s size increased, a control center was added to enhance user experience.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • To access the “Control Center”, press and hold both buttons simultaneously
  • You will be able to control the Battery level, Lock device option, Bluetooth status, Settings and Power off

Install/uninstall apps and add accounts on Ledger Nano X

Before starting using your device, you need to install applications on your Ledger Nano X for each crypto you want to manage.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Install the apps you need from the “Manager” tab
  • If you wish to uninstall an app, click on the trash icon

Once you’ve installed your apps, you need to create an account in order to manage transactions and check your balance.

Depending on the crypto you want to manage, you can use Ledger Live for 1250+ natively supported crypto assets.

Learn how to add accounts in Ledger Live, to be able to manage your crypto-assets.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

For the non-supported assets, you will need to use the compatible wallets.

Key takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Go to the “Accounts” page and click the “Add account” button
  • Choose the crypto-asset of the account to add (the corresponding app must be installed on your device. Go to the “Manager” if the correct app is not installed)
  • Connect and unlock your device
  • Open the app of the crypto-asset you have selected
  • Once added accounts can be safely deleted. They can be re-added on any other computer or smartphone at any time

How to transfer crypto to your Ledger Nano X

In this videos you will learn how to receive crypto-assets with your Ledger Nano X and take ownership of your crypto.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Tap “Transfer” and then “Receive”
  • Tap the account to use and open the corresponding app on your Ledger Nano X
  • Verify that the address shown in Ledger Live matches the one on your Ledger Nano X (never use an address that did not match)
  • Copy the address and share it with the sender

How to send crypto-assets using Ledger Live

If you want to send crypto from your Ledger device, you must know first that all transactions must be signed by physically pressing both two buttons of the device.

This is to protect your private keys, which stay always stored in a tamper proof memory area of the device.

Let’s see how you can send crypto using your device in combination with Ledger Live.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Enter the account of the crypto you wish to use and click on “Send”
  • Past the receiving address, choose the amount and the transaction fees
  • Open the corresponding app on your device
  • Verify all transaction details displayed on your device and validate the transaction

How to swap crypto through Ledger Live (Changelly and ParaSwap)

You can exchange one crypto asset for another through Ledger Live. This is possible thanks to the partnership between Ledger and Changelly.

Essentially you can swap more than 45 crypto-assets directly within Ledger Live, without leaving the security of your Ledger device.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Install the “Exchange” app on your device
  • Tap “Transfer” and then “Swap” from Ledger Live
  • Select “Changelly”
  • Select the account of the crypto you wish to sell (e.g., Bitcoin) and then the account of the crypto you want to receive in exchange (e.g., Ethereum)
  • Choose the amount to swap
  • Open the “Exchange” app on your device
  • Confirm swap operation on device

Now you can also swap crypto from within Ledger Live through a DeFi app. This is ParaSwap.

ParaSwap allows you to swap several Ethereum-native tokens by aggregating more than 20 decentralized exchanges (DEX) in a single interface, such as 0x, Balancer, Bancor, SushiSwap, Uniswap and many more.

ParaSwap is a decentralized exchange aggregator. All you need is an Ethereum account on Ledger Live.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key Takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Install the “Paraswap” app on your device
  • Tap “Transfer” and then “Swap” from Ledger Live
  • Select “ParaSwap”
  • Select the Ethereum token you wish to sell (e.g., UNI) and the token you want to receive in exchange (e.g., USDT)
  • Select the transaction fees
  • Open the “ParaSwap” app on your device
  • Confirm the operation on your Ledger device

How to stake ETH through Ledger Live with Lido

Lido is a third-party partner that enables you to stake your ether directly through Ledger Live.

Staking ether means that you can earn profits by participating to the Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus protocol of Ethereum 2.0.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Open Ledger Live
  • Install the “Lido” app on your device
  • Open Lido from Ledger Live
  • Type the amount of ETH you are willing to stake and then click on “Submit”
  • Select the level of fees (slow, medium, fast or custom)
  • Confirm the operation on your Ledger device
  • You are done! It’s easy, isn’t it?

How to restore Ledger Nano X from recovery phrase

In some circumstances you may need to restore your Ledger Nano X to recover, replace or clone any other wallet.

Let’s see how to restore Ledger Nano X from recovery phrase.

Source: Ledger YouTube channel

Key takeways:

  • Turn on the device
  • Choose the option “Restore from recovery phrase”
  • Choose PIN code
  • Enter the recovery phrase you wrote down for the private keys to restore
  • Given that any device holding the same private keys can manage the same crypto-assets, you can restore your private keys on an extra device so it can serve as a backup

Hopefully this article helps you figure out how to get started with your Ledger Nano X. Should you have any doubts or questions, ask me in the comments below.

Also read ---> Ledger Nano S Plus vs Ledger Nano X review

Note: These videos were made by Ledger SAS. I just organized them in this article to make them easier to follow, guiding the user more easily in using Ledger Nano X.

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