Download the BitBoxApp
Launch the BitBoxApp
Once the download is finished, please install and launch the app.
You should then see a screen that asks you to plug in your BitBox02.
Insert microSD card & plug in your BitBox02
When done, please plug the BitBox02 into your computer. Optional: If needed, use the included USB-C to USB-A adapter and/or USB-C extension cable.
Follow the in-app setup wizard
Once the BitBox02 is plugged in, the setup-wizard will automatically start and guide you through the process of setting up your BitBox02.
Step 1: Install BitBox02 firmware
Step 2: Choose display orientation
Most laptops have ports on both sides. As we cannot know from which side you will plug your BitBox02, you will first need to select your display orientation.
To do that just touch the BitBox02 on the side that is closer to you.
Step 3: Confirm pairing code
Please take the time to check each characters.
If both codes match please confirm on your BitBox02. Then click “Continue” in the BitBoxApp.
Step 4: Create new wallet or restore an existing wallet
- If this is the first time you create a wallet, choose "Create Wallet" and continue reading this guide.
- If you already used a BitBox02 before and you want to restore your wallet, see: How to restore my BitBox02 wallet from my microSD card?
- If you want to restore recovery words from a third-party wallet, see: How to restore a third-party generated wallet on a BitBox02?
Step 5: Create a wallet
First you need to give your wallet a name. This name can be anything, choose a name that you will recognise in the future when you might need to restore from your backup.
If you cannot click the “Continue” button make sure that you have inserted your microSD card into the BitBox02 correctly and given the wallet a name.
Please then confirm the wallet name on your BitBox02.
Step 6: Set your BitBox02 device password
Next you need to set a device password for your BitBox02 which you will need to input every time you want to use your BitBox02. Please make sure that you remember this password. Changing the device password is only possible by reseting the BitBox02.
The setup wizard will show you a video of how to use the touch on your BitBox02 to input your password.
Step 7: Create your wallet backup
Your BitBox02 will then ask you to confirm today’s date as that is needed for the backup file.
The backup file on your microSD card is not password protected. That means if someone finds your microSD card they can steal your funds. Therefore you should make sure that you store your microSD card backup in a secure location. However, you can protect your backup by using the optional passphrase feature.
Step 8: Start stacking sats
Great! Your BitBox02 is ready to use. Please make sure that you store your microSD backup in a secure location.
The microSD card is not needed to use your BitBox02 in normal use. It is only needed when you want to restore your wallet from your microSD backup. Please store your microSD card in a secure location.