Tutorial - Setup a Breadwallet for your iPhone
Bread is a simple and secure way to get started with cryptocurrencies. As a real standalone Bitcoin client, there is no server to get hacked or go down. Build on iOS’ strong security structure, Breadwallet is designed to protect you from malware, browser security holes and even physical theft.
That’s why, we recommend Breadwallet. Below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to setup the Breadwallet on your iPhone.
Step 1 - Locating and downloading Breadwallet
Launch the App Store.
Go to the menu and type in ‘Breadwallet’.
Download the app.
Step 2 - Getting started with Breadwallet
- Choose ’new wallet’
- Choose ‘generate recovery phrase’.
- A warning will be shown to keep your recovery phrase private. Click on ‘show’ to see the recovery phrase.
- Your recovery phrase will be shown.
Step 3 - Keeping your recovery phrase safe
The recovery phrase is the easiest way to restore your wallet, should something happen to your iPhone. It’s very important you write your recovery phrase down on a piece of paper and NOT on any device connected to the internet. If anyone gets a hold of your recovery phrase, they can access your wallet and steal your bitcoins.
Before reading any further, write down the recovery phrase and keep it in a safe place. If you plan on keeping significant amounts of money in your wallet, we recommend storing your paper in a vault etc.
Step 4 - Choosing a PIN code
- Once you’ve secured your recovery phrase, you’ll be asked to choose a PIN code.
- Following, you’ll be asked to verify your PIN code.
- You’ve completed the setup and are now ready to send and receive bitcoins.
Step 5 - Locating and using your Bitcoin address
- You can either scan a QR code to send bitcoins or pay a Bitcoin address from your clipboard.
- Swiping left, you’ll notice your Bitcoin address.
- The QR code is a representation of the Bitcoin address shown beneath it.
- Clicking on your Bitcoin address, you’ll be presented with a few options on how to share this address.
Note: We recommend that you never attempt to write down your address by hand, and that you always ‘Copy & Paste’ and double check the correctness of the Bitcoin address you are sending to.