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 or any USB-C extension cable you may have at hand.
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 better suits your current position.
Step 3: Confirm pairing code
Please take the time to check each characters.
If both codes match, please confirm on your BitBox02. You may click “Continue” on 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 as well.
Please 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. Make sure that you remember this password. Changing the device password is only possible by resetting 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 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. Therefore, if someone has physical access to such microSD card, they can run away with the funds. That is why you should make sure that you store your microSD card backup in a safe 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 required to work with your BitBox02 for the day to day usage. It is only needed when you are configuring your BitBox02 for the first time, or when you want to restore your wallet from the microSD backup.