Accessing a wallet from multiple devices


I'm using an Electrum wallet on my laptop. I'd like to have the functionality available on my phone (i.e. send/receive bitcoins - to the same wallet).

Is there a way to install one of the myriad of Android wallets, and "import" my wallet into them? Is that even the right approach? If not, what's the best way to use wallets on multiple devices?

Traveling Tech Guy

Posted 2017-07-22T19:20:58.080

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you need the wallet file, on a pc the path is C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Electrum\wallets, and the private keys for this file – t q – 2017-07-22T19:55:02.270

Did I need to copy the file to the phone? Or have it accessible from both platforms? – Traveling Tech Guy – 2017-07-22T23:41:14.660

not sure about phones – t q – 2017-07-23T16:13:03.673



There is an Android version of Electrum. Just enter the seed words.


Posted 2017-07-22T19:20:58.080

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And will it import my wallet, will all the transactions, and allow me to send/receive? – Traveling Tech Guy – 2017-07-25T23:01:08.483

Yes, it will... – hansvb – 2017-07-25T23:02:10.190

just installed. It asks me to create a new wallet. Then I have to type in the seed, letter by letter, on a virtual keyboard. Who came up with this? :) Any alternatives? – Traveling Tech Guy – 2017-07-25T23:05:17.063

You should also be able to choose I already have a seed. I assume the virtual keyboard is some kind of extra security in case you're using a special Android-keyboard (like swiping or what not) that might be potentially unsafe. – hansvb – 2017-07-25T23:13:52.863

That makes sense. One final question: will adding the seed on the phone do anything to the wallet on the computer, or will they both be usable? – Traveling Tech Guy – 2017-07-25T23:21:40.387

They will both be usable... – hansvb – 2017-07-25T23:44:58.433