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To manage your Ledger hardware wallet, you'll need to use Ledger Live, an application provided by Ledger, rather than a browser-based interface. Here’s how you can get started with setting up your device:

Download Ledger Live

  1. Visit the Official Download Page: Navigate to ledger.com/ledger-live/download on your preferred web browser.

  2. Select Your Operating System: Choose the download that matches your computer's operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux).

  3. Download Ledger Live: Click on the download button. The download should start automatically.

Install Ledger Live

  1. Locate the Downloaded File: Once the download is complete, locate the Ledger Live installer file in your computer's download folder.

  2. Run the Installer: Double-click the installer file to begin the installation process.

  3. Follow Installation Instructions: The installer will guide you through the necessary steps. Accept the terms, choose an installation location if prompted, and complete the process.

Set Up Your Ledger Device

  1. Connect Your Device: With Ledger Live installed, connect your Ledger hardware wallet to your computer using the USB cable provided with your device.

  2. Follow the On-Screen Instructions: Open Ledger Live and select 'Initialize as new device' if it's your first time setting it up. Follow the on-screen instructions carefully to set up your device, including choosing a PIN and writing down your recovery phrase.

  3. Update Device Firmware: If prompted by Ledger Live, update your device to the latest firmware. This ensures your device has the latest security and functionality.

  4. Add Accounts: Once your device is set up, you can add accounts for the various cryptocurrencies you want to manage. Ledger Live supports a wide range of cryptocurrencies.

Secure Your Recovery Phrase

  • Write It Down: During the setup process, your device will generate a 24-word recovery phrase. Write this down on paper and keep it in a secure location. This phrase can restore your wallet if your device is lost or stolen.

  • Do Not Share: Never share your recovery phrase with anyone or enter it into a website or app other than on your Ledger device itself.

Need Help?

  • Visit the Support Page: For detailed guides and troubleshooting, visit the official Ledger support site at support.ledger.com.

  • Contact Customer Support: If you encounter any issues or have questions during the setup, don't hesitate to contact Ledger's customer support for assistance.

Following these steps will help you securely set up and manage your crypto assets using your Ledger device and Ledger Live.

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