Setup a Bitcoin Wallet using BRD app
This blog post will help guide you through the process of setting up a Bitcoin wallet on a mobile device using BRD app. Images are for illustration and may vary based on mobile device and app version.
Setting up your own Bitcoin wallet really can be easy and doesn’t have to be a daunting task, you just need the right tools.
There are a few common items needed to setup and secure a wallet.
First you will need an up-to-date iOS or Android based mobile phone with a connection to the Internet.
Next you need to download a wallet app for your mobile phone. There are loads to choose from, we highly recommend BRD (formally Bread Wallet).
The last things you will need is a permanent pen and some paper.
There are many good reasons to use BRD over other crypto wallets. The company is well established with many happy users, the app is intuitive and easy to use and the wallet software allows you to stay in full control of your Bitcoin.
To download the BRD wallet app visit brd.com and click on corresponding App Store or Google Play logo to be redirect to the app download. Once the download has completed, install and launch the app.
When you launch the app for the first time you will be offer two options Get Started and Restore Wallet.
Write down each word in the seed phrase in the same order as they are shown using the permanent pen and paper.
It is extremely important that you keep this seed phrase safe and secure. It is needed to recover funds from a lost mobile phone or if you want to move your wallet to new mobile.
Treat that piece of paper like the cash equivalent of the wallet. Don’t show it off or keep it in a place where it can be easily discovered by others as it is all that is needed to steal your funds.
The BRD wallet app will ask to confirm some of the words from the seed phrase, once completed the next step is to set up a PIN.
The PIN is a 6 digit code you need to access the wallet and send funds, if you forget the PIN you will need to recover the wallet using the seed phrase.
After setting up a PIN the wallet will sync and load the main screen, showing your new Bitcoin wallet ready to load.
For a more in depth guide to setting up a Bitcoin wallet with BRD App and how it works, watch this great video which explains everything you need to know.