How to create a new wallet

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

Browser extension: 

Visit https://phantom.app/download and select your browser type. Follow 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 Solana user, select "Create New Wallet" and create a password.  If you are an existing Solana user, you can follow the steps here to migrate your existing wallets to Phantom.

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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.  Note: We now have an integration with 1Password for the safe storage of your secret recovery phrase.

Look for the Phantom icon in your browser's toolbar.

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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.

 

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 Solana user, you can select "I already have a wallet" and enter your seed phrase to restore your wallets.

You can add additional security, e.g: enabling bio-metric security or face recognition, in Settings (Upper left corner), Security & Privacy.


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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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