Bridge Wallet is the free mobile app that we have made to easily invest in Bitcoin from your phone. Download the app, install it and then launch it.
The first step after launching the app is to create a password and confirm it, which will allow you to access the wallet later on.
Make sure to choose a password that you will remember, as there isn't any "I forgot my password" option for security reasons.
Choose here the "Create a new wallet" option. The other option is to access an existing address in case you already have one.
Choose here the "Generate a secret phrase" option. The split secret phrase is an advanced form of secret phrase, if you don't know what it is you can ignore it.
These few screens introduce you to basic safety practices regarding the management of your secret phrase and wallet.
We strongly recommend you read them, even if it's not the first time you create a crypto wallet. A safety refresher can never hurt!
This screen displays your secret phrase, which is the only way to access and restore your wallet and all its content.
Never share your secret phrase, make sure you write it down now and store it somewhere safe.
If someone else gets access to your secret phrase, you will lose your wallet's content.
Let's verify here that you have backed up your secret phrase. If you haven't, you can still click "Back" and back it up. It's really important to do it properly now, so you'll be all set from now on.
This check won't ask you all the words, only a few of them. Make sure to enter the secret word number asked.
That's it, you're done creating a new Lightning wallet!
You can now start using your wallet to send, receive, buy, swap and sell Bitcoin on the Lightning network. To see and share your public Lightning address, switch to the Lightning network via the icon on the top left of the app screen and go in the "Addresses" tab of the app.
If you want to have a personalized Lightning wallet address, follow instructions here.