How to Initially Setup Your Phantom Wallet

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DO NOT share your Secret Recovery Phrase or Private Keys with anyone! If someone has access to them, they will have access to your wallet. Phantom support will NEVER ask you for your secret phrase or your private key.

How to set up the Browser extension: 

Visit https://phantom.app/download and select your browser type. Follow the steps in your respective extension store to add Phantom to your browser. After installing, you should see Phantom start-up in a new tab.

If you are a brand new user, select "Create New Wallet" and create a password.  If you are an existing user, you can simply click on "I already have a wallet" and enter your seed phrase, private key or connect your Ledger hardware wallet to restore your wallets. 
After entering the password, select "Continue"

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Store your "Secret Recovery Phrase" in a safe and secure location, it is the only way to recover your wallet. At no point will a member of the Phantom team ever ask you for this phrase. Whoever has access to this phrase has access to your funds. 

Select "Continue" after securing your seed phrase.

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In the next step, you will find the keyboard shortcuts to access the Phantom app swiftly. Select "Continue" to proceed.
Now you should be in the final step of onboarding, look for the Phantom icon in your browser's toolbar. If you are using Chrome, it will be on the top right-hand side of your browser.

If you don't see it look for a "puzzle piece" icon and click on it to access a list of installed extensions. There you should find Phantom, click on the "pin icon" to make it easier to find in the future.

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Mobile app:

Visit https://phantom.app/download and select the app marketplace according to your device type (iOS/Android). You will be redirected to the Phantom application on your device app store, follow the steps to download and install the application on your device. After installing, open the app and you should see the Phantom onboarding screen to set up a new wallet. 

If you are a brand new user, select "Create a new wallet" and enable the device authentication (may vary according to the device type) to protect your wallet from unauthorized access. If you are an existing user, you can select "I already have a wallet" and enter your seed phrase, private key or your Ledger Nano x to restore your wallets.

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Store your "Secret Recovery Phrase" in a safe and secure location, it is the only way to recover your wallet. The phantom team does NOT have access to your seed phrase nor will we ask for the phrase, ever! If someone has access to your seed phrase, they will have complete control of your wallet forever!

Note: You can enable notifications to get instant updates about your wallet activity. These can also be customized in Settings - Notifications.

 

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