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Quick Bit: Pairing your Blockchain Wallet to your mobile device

Welcome to our Quick Bit series, where we provide you with quick and easy tips that explain one specific feature of our products and services.

In this Quick Bit, we will show you just how fast and easy it is to sync your Blockchain Wallet that you access via your desktop to your Blockchain Wallet app on your mobile device.

Getting started

First thing, of course, is you will want to download and install the Blockchain Wallet to your iOS or Android device.

Once our app is installed on your mobile device, you can then pair it with the web wallet on your desktop or laptop. Doing this will allow you to send and receive bitcoins, check your balance and more, all from your phone.

Pairing your device

To pair your wallet, go to your Blockchain Wallet on your desktop and log in.

Click on Account Settings, and then navigate down to the Devices link on the left menu. You will be prompted to Show the pairing code. Click on the link and re-enter your password, and you will then see your pairing code, similar to what is shown in the screenshot below.

While the QR code is showing on your desktop, open the app on your mobile device, and select the option to connect or pair an existing wallet.

Select the automatic pairing option (as opposed to manual), and this will bring up your QR scanner you can use to scan the QR code visiting on your desktop.

To scan the QR code, hold your phone 1-2 feet away from your desktop monitor, as if you were taking a picture of the QR code. Your wallet should pair quickly, within several seconds at most.

That’s it! Now you can use your Blockchain wallet on your iOS or Android device.

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