Getting started in 5 steps

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Trezor Model T

Quick start guide will help you set up a new cryptocurrency wallet on your Trezor Model T (show for Trezor One). If you ever need a detailed explanation or you run into an issue, please check the User manual or visit our Support Center.

NoteQuick start guide is optimized for users accessing Trezor Wallet while using Chrome or Firefox browser on a computer running Windows, macOS or Linux. For the complete description of all supported configurations, please refer to the User manual.


Trezor device is a single purpose computer which allows you to secure your cryptocurrencies, sign transactions and manage your digital identity. All private data are stored in its persistent memory, which will not be erased even if you do not use the device for an extended period. Trezor does not need a battery since it draws power through its USB connection. Trezor may be used for a variety of ever-expanding purposes through a wide range of compatible software, starting with Trezor Wallet.

Trezor Wallet is an easy-to-use browser interface for your Trezor device. Using the Wallet, you can easily control your cryptocurrency assets, manage your accounts, initiate transfers to other services or friends and more.


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Trezor Model T package contents

To open the box, first slide the white sleeve away. The black case is held together by glue and a magnet. Flip away the fold on the lower part of the case and lift up the cover. The Trezor device rests on a magnetic dock. In the black box next to your device, you will find: USB-C cable, Recovery seed cards (2pcs), Getting started booklet, Stickers (4 pcs).

Important Check the integrity of the holographic seal on your device upon opening the package. The seal should be sitting tightly over the USB-C port of the Trezor. When removed, it leaves noticeable marks. In case you find this seal impaired in any way, please contact us using Support center.

Setting up a new device[edit]

Enable the communication and connect the device[edit]

Begin the setup process by connecting your Trezor device to your computer using a USB cable. Please make sure that the device is properly connected - push the cable until you feel a slight click (this might require a little bit of force). When connected, open your browser and visit as indicated on your Trezor's screen. Continue by selecting your Trezor model.

Download and install the Trezor Bridge, an application which facilitates the communication between your Trezor device and your computer. After successful installation, refresh the page and let Trezor Wallet automatically detect your Trezor device.

NoteIn Chrome, you can also connect your device using WebUSB, while in Firefox, Bridge is the only option.

Install the latest firmware[edit]

New Trezor devices are always shipped without a preinstalled firmware to ensure the latest firmware is installed when initializing a new device. Leaving this step to you also enables you to check the firmware's legitimacy. To install the firmware, simply click on Install firmware.

Important If you receive a new Trezor device with the firmware already installed, please contact us immediately using the support center.

Create a new wallet[edit]

To generate a new wallet, click on Create new. Your device will generate a new and unique seed which will hold all of your accounts and addresses. Now although Trezor is ready to be used, we strongly recommend continuing with the onboarding process. To ensure maximum safety of your Trezor, complete the following four steps.

Create a backup[edit]

Click on Create a backup... and prepare to write down your recovery seed on specially designed cards included in the package. You will be presented with a random set of English words, each displayed on your device's screen.

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Swipe your finger up the touchscreen to view the next set of words. Carefully write down the words in the exact order they are presented. Once you have written down all the secret words, you will be asked to enter a few randomly selected words from your 12-word seed on the touchscreen.

WarningNever make a digital copy of your recovery seed and never upload it online!

In case the backup fails during the process (e.g. because of a power failure), see Recovery seed backup fail.

Name your device[edit]

Giving your device a unique name to make it distinguishable will help you quickly identify your device and make it easier to select it in Trezor Wallet, especially if you use multiple devices. The maximum length of the name is 16 characters.

Set up a PIN[edit]

PIN protects your Trezor device against unauthorized physical access. It's recommended to set up PIN protection as soon as you initialize your new device.

Use the device's touchscreen to set up and enter your PIN. The PIN layout changes at each new prompt. Recommended PIN length is 4-6 digits. The maximum PIN length is 9 digits.

Having trouble entering PIN? See our User manual for detailed instructions

Stay in touch[edit]

Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Twitter,Facebook, Reddit...) to keep updated on news about Trezor development, upcoming features and emerging applications.

Congratulations, your new Trezor is now fully set up and safe to use!

Basic Trezor Wallet operations[edit]

Switching between cryptocurrencies[edit]

Trezor supports over 500 coins and tokens. Select the corresponding cryptocurrency from a drop-down menu in the upper-left part of the Trezor Wallet interface.

Note that some coins or tokens are only accessible through a third-party interface. Refer to the FAQ section below for more details about supported cryptocurrencies.

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Receiving payments[edit]

To receive a payment, select an account and click on the Receive tab. The receiving address should be verified on Trezor device by clicking on Show full address. After verification, copy the receiving address and share it to receive your funds.

ImportantGenerate a new address for each receiving transaction to maintain your privacy

Making payments[edit]

To make a payment, select an account and go to the Send tab. Now, paste the recipient's address and enter the amount. Optionally, you can change the transaction priority by adjusting the transaction fee.

WarningDo not send or receive transactions to addresses generated for a different cryptocurrency, e.g. bitcoin cash to a bitcoin address.

Personalizing the homescreen[edit]

Apart from giving your device a nice personal touch, a custom homescreen can serve as another measure against physical attacks. Having a custom homescreen will quickly let you know whether the device is yours or a forged copy. You can personalize your homescreen by selecting your device in our Wallet interface and navigating to the Homescreen tab. You can choose from a wide variety of preloaded images or upload your own.

Security best practices[edit]

Choose a unique and strong PIN[edit]

Similarly to your phone or credit card, the PIN is there to shield your device from unauthorized physical access. It is in your best interest to keep the PIN memorable, but complex enough to make it difficult to guess. We recommend keeping the PIN at least 4-6 digits long. Avoid using a direct sequence (1234) and duplicating digits (1133, 12334, etc.).

See our blog post "3 Simple Rules for a Good PIN" for more details on the topic.

Keep your recovery seed safe[edit]

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Recovery seed card

You can think of the recovery seed as an ultimate express-pass to your funds. While it is undeniably very useful to you in emergency situations, it can prove to be fatally dangerous if stolen, lost, or destroyed. It is crucially important to keep your seed in a safe and easy-to-remember location.

You should always write your recovery seed on a piece paper or other durable surfaces with a lasting marker. Do not make any digital copies of your recovery seed and never store it on your computer.

See our blog post "A few tips on storing your recovery seed" for more details on the topic.

A few words about the passphrase protection[edit]

Enabling the passphrase protection in the Wallet's Advanced settings lets you hide your accounts by "building" an additional layer onto your seed. Unlike PIN, the passphrase is never stored on the device and your wallet becomes dependent on it. When you enable this feature, Trezor will ask you to enter the passphrase which will be then combined with your seed (12-word seed used to backup your Trezor) and a new, unique account will be created. Now you might ask "Why bother?". While PIN provides effective protection for your device, you can think of the passphrase as an ultimate safeguard for your seed.

See our blog post "Hide your Trezor wallets with multiple passphrases" for more details on the topic.

WarningThe passphrase feature is an advanced security measure. It is recommended to use this feature only if you confidently understand its risks and advantages

You can read more about security best practices in our User manual.

Important FAQ selection[edit]

What should I do if I forget my PIN?[edit]

You can always reset your PIN by wiping the device and recovering it using your recovery seed. Enter the Bootloader mode by swiping your finger across the touchscreen while connecting the cable. After you successfully recover your Trezor Wallet you will be able to set-up a new PIN.

What can I do if I lose my Trezor device?[edit]

In case you lose your device, the safest option is to get a new Trezor device and use the recovery seed to recover your Trezor Wallet.

In case you need immediate access to your cryptocurrencies, you can always use any compatible third-party wallet applications which let you recover access to your funds using your recovery seed. However, this option is highly insecure as the recovery seed could be compromised this way.

What can I do if I forget my passphrase?[edit]

If you forgot your passphrase, all funds stored under such passphrase are effectively lost.

What can I do if I lose my recovery seed?[edit]

Your recovery seed is the essential record of your Trezor device. Without the recovery seed, you will not be able to recover your Trezor Wallet in case your Trezor device is wiped out, lost or damaged. If you lost your recovery seed, but still have access to your Trezor Wallet, you should move your funds elsewhere immediately. You can then wipe out the Trezor device and create a new Trezor Wallet with new recovery seed. You should never update your Trezor device's firmware without your recovery seed.

You can find detailed instructions applicable in emergency situations in our User manual.

Which cryptocurrencies does Trezor support?[edit]

Trezor supports more than 500 coins and tokens including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum (+ all ERC-20 tokens), Ethereum Classic, Expanse, UBIQ, and NEM. Refer to for the complete list of supported cryptocurrencies.

Which operating systems and devices can I use to access my Trezor device?[edit]

Trezor is supported on Windows 7 and higher, OS X 10.11 and higher, Linux and Android OS (the mobile device must have USB host - OTG support). The only supported browsers are Chrome and Firefox.

What are the other features my Trezor can offer?[edit]

Besides Trezor's basic functions (generating & protecting the seed and facilitating transactions) the Trezor device can be utilized for various other features such as; Two-factor authentication, signing and verifying messages, Trezor Password manager, SSH login and more.

The full list of third-party applications with working Trezor integration is available in our Trezor Apps.

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