To get started with Ledger Live, the official desktop application for managing Ledger hardware wallets like the Ledger Nano S and Ledger Nano X, follow these steps:

Downloading and Installing Ledger Live

  1. Visit
    • Open your web browser and go to the official Ledger website:
  2. Navigate to Ledger Live:
    • Find the section or link for Ledger Live on the website. Usually, it's located under the "Products" or "Wallets" section.
  3. Download Ledger Live:
    • Click on the download link provided for Ledger Live. Ensure you download the version compatible with your operating system (Windows, macOS, Linux).
  4. Install Ledger Live:
    • Once the download is complete, open the installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to install Ledger Live on your computer.

Setting Up Ledger Live and Your Ledger Device

  1. Connect Your Ledger Device:
    • Use the USB cable provided with your Ledger device (Nano S, Nano X, etc.) to connect it to your computer.
  2. Initialize Your Ledger Device:
    • If you haven't already initialized your Ledger device, follow the on-screen instructions on the device to set it up. This typically involves setting a PIN code and generating a recovery phrase.
  3. Install Necessary Apps:
    • Use Ledger Live to install the necessary apps for the cryptocurrencies you wish to manage. Ledger Live guides you through the process of installing apps directly onto your Ledger device.
  4. Link Your Ledger Device to Ledger Live:
    • Once your Ledger device is initialized and apps are installed, open Ledger Live on your computer.
    • Follow the setup prompts in Ledger Live to link your Ledger device. This involves verifying your device and setting up a secure connection.
  5. Manage Your Cryptocurrencies:
    • Use Ledger Live to manage your cryptocurrency assets securely. You can view balances, send and receive transactions, and access advanced features like account management and portfolio tracking.

Security and Maintenance

Additional Resources

For further assistance, troubleshooting, or detailed guides, visit the official Ledger Support Center at Ledger Support.

By following these steps and using Ledger Live, you can securely manage your cryptocurrency holdings with confidence. Ledger Live provides a user-friendly interface to interact with your Ledger hardware wallet, ensuring your assets remain safe and accessible.