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?

  • 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
    Jul 22, 2017 at 19:55
  • Did I need to copy the file to the phone? Or have it accessible from both platforms? Jul 22, 2017 at 23:41
  • not sure about phones
    – t q
    Jul 23, 2017 at 16:13

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

  • And will it import my wallet, will all the transactions, and allow me to send/receive? Jul 25, 2017 at 23:01
  • Yes, it will...
    – hansvb
    Jul 25, 2017 at 23:02
  • 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? Jul 25, 2017 at 23:05
  • 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
    Jul 25, 2017 at 23:13
  • 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? Jul 25, 2017 at 23:21

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