User manual:Entering PIN

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You can use your Trezor safely with any computer, even one you do not trust. The method for entering PIN on Trezor devices is one that is both convenient and highly secure.

Entering PIN on Trezor Model T[edit]

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PIN matrix on the Trezor T
ImportantTrezor Model T only starts to communicate with the host device (computer) once it is unlocked. Tap the touchscreen and enter your PIN to get your Trezor recognized by the host device

Use your finger or a stylus pen to enter the PIN by tapping the touchscreen of your Trezor Model T. The PIN matrix displayed on the screen of the device will shuffle the order of the digits after every attempt.

If you made an error and wish to retype a digit, use a yellow tile with an arrow in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Once you enter the PIN, tap the green tile with a checkmark in the bottom-right part of the screen to confirm it.

Tapping the red tile with a lock will lock the device and discard your ongoing attempt to unlock the PIN.

Entering PIN on Trezor One[edit]

Trezor One uses a blind matrix. See this video or this video to see how it is done.

At first, it is probably much easier to grasp this concept if you are clicking on the tiles using your mouse - trying to match the position of the individual digits in the 3x3 PIN matrix.

If you are entering the numbers using the numpad on your keyboard, you also have to visualize the nine keypads on your keyboard as empty tiles. Again, you have to match the position of digits shown on your Trezor device screen. This position is randomly shuffled every time you connect your device.

Now entering your PIN should be easy!

ImportantWhen setting up your Trezor device for the first time, you have to enter your new PIN twice. Notice that the numbers shown on Trezor change between the two entries.

Choose a good PIN[edit]

If you are not sure about what PIN to use, you may want to see Security best practices or this blog article.

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