MEW wallet is MEW’s official fully-fledged mobile app. It’s simple, fast, and secure.

To begin exploring Ethereum on your mobile device, download MEW wallet on your iOS or Android phone.


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Create a New Wallet

Receive a unique public address and color combination tied to your new account.

Step 1. Open the MEW wallet app.

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Step 2. Select ‘Create a free wallet’.

Step 3. Read the safety tips! Then click ‘Create a wallet’.

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Step 4. Choose a strong pin code.

  • You can also enable additional biometric access, such as a fingerprint or facial recognition.

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Step 5. Wait for your account to generate, then select ‘Start using MEW wallet’.

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Back Up Your Account

This step is crucial if you plan on using your wallet in the long term. We cannot recover your account for you, so you must keep track of this information yourself.

Step 1. After creating your wallet, select ‘Back up Now’. Read the warning and continue.

  • You can also head to ‘Settings’, then ‘View my recovery phrase’.

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Step 2. Get a pen and a piece of paper, then write down the 24 words that appear.

  • Keep these words in the same order as they appear, and double-check that it’s all spelled correctly.

  • Ideally, you should write this phrase down 2 - 3 times on separate sheets of paper, stored in multiple secure locations.

  • We cannot recover this phrase for you, and anyone that has access to it will have permanent access to your funds.

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Step 3. Pass a quick test on the device, and you’re done!

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Buy ETH to Start Exploring

Everything on the Ethereum blockchain requires ETH for gas. You’ll need to buy ETH to get started.

Step 1. Select ‘Buy Ether’ on the main page of the MEW wallet app.

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Step 2. Select the amount you’d like to buy, or enter a custom amount (up to $250 worth).

  • If you’re using an iOS device in the US, Apply Pay makes buying ETH as easy as clicking a button!

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Step 3. After being redirected to Wyre or Simplex, enter your details and finish the purchase.

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Step 4. Your new balance will reflect in your account shortly!


Add More Accounts

Create as many accounts as you want for savings, privacy, or organized token storage.

Step 1. Swipe left on your main account and select ‘Add account’.

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Step 2. Think of a nickname for this account, then choose ‘Add’.

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Step 3. Your new account should generate.

  • This account is also tied to the recovery phrase from the ‘Back up your account’ section.

  • When you restore your main account, all subsequent accounts will also be restored. You just need to add them again as regular ‘additional’ accounts.

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Step 4. If you want to view all your accounts or hide any of them, you can do so through ‘Manage accounts’.

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Send a Transaction

Send ETH or tokens right from the comfort of your own device.

Step 1. On the account card that you want to send from, click the up ‘sending’ arrow.

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Step 2. Paste the address you’re sending to, then continue.

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Step 3. Choose the crypto you want to send and enter an amount.

  • Select a fast gas price for a smoother transaction. Gas is always paid in ETH.

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Step 4. Confirm your transaction using the authentication method that you have enabled (PIN, Face ID or Fingerprint), and then wait a moment for it to process.

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Step 5. You’re done! Your transaction will appear in ‘Recent transactions’ under your account card.

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Connect to MEW web

Connect to our web interface to explore even more features of Ethereum, such as DeFi and Dapps.

Step 1. Head to MEW web by visiting

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Step 2. Select ‘Access My Wallet’ and then click ‘MEW wallet’.

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Step 3. On the MEW wallet mobile app, click the small camera icon in the top-right corner of the app and scan the QR code.

  • You may need to double-check your camera permissions in the settings on your phone.

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Step 4. Congratulations, you’ve connected your MEW wallet mobile account to MEW web!

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