User manual:Setting up the Trezor device

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This article provides a guide to set up and secure your Trezor device. This page is for Trezor One (show for Trezor Model T).

Trezor device is compatible with Windows 7 and higher, MacOS 10.11 and higher, Linux and Android OS with the OTG support (see below).

Establishing connection with Trezor Wallet[edit]

There are currently four ways to make your device communicate with Trezor Wallet.

Trezor Bridge[edit]

To allow your Trezor device to communicate smoothly with Trezor Wallet, we strongly recommend installing Trezor Bridge. It is the most optimized solution that is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers. When you go to the Trezor Wallet website, you will see a page with a download link. Download Trezor bridge and follow the instructions on the screen.


NoteWhen installed successfully, you should see trezord process running on your system. Trezor Bridge does not have its own user interface.



Trezor Manager for Android[edit]

When using an Android device, you can also set up your Trezor with Trezor Manager (available in Google Play). Your Android device has to support the OTG (USB On The Go) and you need to use an OTG cable (available in Trezor Shop).

Currently, Trezor Manager cannot be used to access Trezor Wallet. It can only be used to initialize the device when it is used for the first time or after being wiped, recover the device, set up the PIN code, set up the passphrase and a few other functionalities. It also allows you to use your Trezor to connect to Mycelium, our third-party app of choice.

For more details, see our step-by-step manual Using Trezor with Android.

Offline with Python tools[edit]

We only recommend this procedure for advanced users who are experienced in using the command line and Python. If you wish to proceed further anyway, please visit our Python wiki page or Github repository.

Trezor Chrome extension (end-of-life)

An alternative to Trezor Bridge is the Trezor Chrome extension. The extension can be used across different platforms, but only works with Chrome.


NotePlease beware that even though the extension still works, it has now in end-of-live stage and is not being developed anymore. We recommend using Trezor Bridge instead.


Linux users need to perform additional configuration of their system to use the extension. For more information, please see Setting up the Chrome extension on Linux.

Setting up Trezor with Trezor Wallet[edit]

Install the latest firmware[edit]

You have successfully established the connection between your Trezor device and Trezor Wallet. Good job! Now plug in your Trezor device and go to the Trezor Wallet website. There are still a couple of steps you need to take in order to start using your Trezor device. Let's get right into it.

Our devices always come without anything preinstalled, the first thing you will be asked to do once connected to Trezor Wallet is to install the device system - firmware. This is done to ensure that the latest firmware is in place when initializing a new device. Leaving this step to you also enables you to check the firmware legitimacy.

Simply click on Install firmware. Once the installing is finished, unplug and re-plug your device and continue to the next step.


Warning:If your device came with the firmware already preinstalled, do not use it and contact our support immediately!


Create a new wallet[edit]

After the firmware is installed successfully, refresh the Trezor Wallet website and you will be greeted by a welcome page. Simply click on Create new.


NoteIf you already have a wallet that you wish to recover, see Recovery.


Once you create a new wallet, you are pretty much ready to use it. Although Trezor is ready to be used now as well, 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 in three minutes 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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Push the right button on your device to see the next word of your recovery seed. Carefully write down the words in the exact order they are presented. Once all of the words are filled in the recovery card, your Trezor device will display the 24-word recovery seed again so you can verify the correct order and spelling.


Warning:Never make a digital copy of your recovery seed and never upload it online!


In case the backup process fails because of some unexpected circumstances, do not worry. Follow the instruction in this article: Recovery seed backup fail.


NoteThe recovery seed is NOT case-sensitive.


See also Filling out your recovery card.

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 is recommended to set up PIN protection as soon as you initialize your new device.

Enter your PIN by clicking on an obscured numerical pad displayed in the browser. The layout revealing the position of the digits is displayed on your Trezor device. The PIN layout changes at each new prompt. Recommended PIN length is four to six digits without repeating digits. The maximum PIN length is nine digits.

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Entering PIN on Trezor One

Having trouble entering PIN? See Entering your PIN for detailed instructions.

Stay in touch[edit]

Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Twitter,Facebook, Reddit...). 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!

Further settings and information[edit]

If you want to adjust the settings, see Basic settings or Advanced settings. To learn how to receive payments, see Receiving payments.

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