Hi, thank you for downloading the SafePal App! This guide provides a step-by-step walk-through of how to set up your SafePal App and create a software wallet.
Note: Before you start, make sure that you have learned some practical tips on how to keep your crypto safe from this section.
This article covers the following steps:
- Step 1 Download the SafePal App
- Step 2 Set up the Security Password
- Step 3 Set up the fingerprint and pattern (Optional)
- Step 4 Create a software wallet
- Step 5 Back up the mnemonic phrase
- Step 6 Add your favorite coins/tokens into the wallet
Step 1 Download the SafePal App
Download the latest SafePal App from www.safepal.io/download or scan the download QR code below:
Step 2 Set up the Security Password
The first step to set up the SafePal App is to set a Security Password. The Security Password of the SafePal App is a set of at least 8 alphanum (letters and numbers) that is used to change the security settings such as fingerprint, pattern, and fast payments.
Since SafePal does not store your private key, seed phrase, or passwords, once the Security Password is set, remember it tightly. Because if you forget it, the only way to restore it would be to re-install the SafePal App and recover the wallet.
Step 3 Set up the fingerprint and pattern (Optional)
Fingerprint and Pattern are two useful features to save your effort in signing a transfer or authorize a DApp login. When you have set a fingerprint, for example, you can enable it for signing in to the App settings, so that you don't need to enter Security Password at every transfer.
Fingerprint and Pattern are optional. If you don't want to set one, just feel free to skip it.
Step 4 Create a software wallet
Once the App set up completes, the next step is to add a wallet. To create a new software wallet, click 'Software Wallet'--- 'Create Wallet', and enter the Security Password that you set at Step 2.
Then you can set the wallet name, and select how many seed words you want to create for the mnemonic phrase. SafePal software wallet supports both generating12 and 24 seed words.
Note: At this step, the Passphrase feature in the Advanced setting is an optional setting. It is an advanced feature used to create a hidden wallet under the mnemonic phrase. If the Passphrase is lost, the Passphrase-enable wallet will be lost, too. So please be careful if you choose to set a Passphrase. We don't recommend crypto beginners to set such a feature.
After setting the wallet name and choosing the number of seed words, click 'Next' and a new wallet is created.
Step 5 Back up the mnemonic phrase
This step is the most important step. As a decentralized wallet, SafePal doesn't store any of your personal information such as password, mnemonic phrase or Passphrase. If you lose your mnemonic phrase, you lose the crypto funds stored in it. So do remember to back up your mnemonic phrase in time.
Always make sure that the backup mnemonic phrase is correct, proofread multiple times.
When backing up your mnemonic phrase, we strongly recommend utilizing physical media, such as writing on the mnemonic phrase card or a metallic board such as the SafePal Cypher. You can also keep multiple back-ups of it.
For security, do NOT take photos of your phrase.
Make sure the mnemonic phrase is kept in the secure offline locations that no one can get hands-on, such as a safe box.
Step 6 Add your favorite coins/tokens into the wallet
Now you have set up a SafePal software wallet successfully, the last step is to add your favorite coins/tokens into the wallet. Click the ‘+’ icon at the asset page, search for your favorite coins/tokens, then you can add them to the asset list. Enjoy!~