Initial Device Setup

1. System Initialization

The first step is to plug your Lattice1 to the wall socket.
Please note that if you're outside the US, Canada or Japan, you will need to use a plug adapter as the power supply is a standard Type A (but support voltage ranges from 100V to 240V, so with an adapter, you're good anywhere in the world).
You will see a Starting up screen with the GridPlus logo on it and then, the system will initialize. This can take a few minutes.
Very rarely you can encounter a System Not Loaded message telling you to wait a minute and retry - simply tap on the Retry button to do exactly that and everything will be ok.
When the system initialization is finished, you will see the welcome screen with all the steps you need to take to start using your Lattice1 listed. Click on Setup.

2. Connecting to WiFi

The first step of the device setup is connecting your Lattice1 to the internet - you will be prompted to choose WiFi as a primary way of connecting, but you can click on Skip and connect via Ethernet. There is no difference in security, the only difference is the cable on your desk.
If you want to connect via WiFi, tap on Yes and wait for the device to look for available WiFi networks. Once the list is loaded, select your WiFi and type in your password. The device will take some time to connect and when it's done, you're good to move on to the next step.
The Lattice1's WiFi module supports 2.4 GHz only, along with the most commonly used encryption types. If you're having any problems with WiFi whatsoever (you can't see your network or you cannot connect to it), please check Lattice1 WiFi Troubleshooting.

3. Device PIN Setup

The next step is to create a system PIN which you will use to unlock your Lattice1. Enter a 4-6 digit PIN and confirm it in the next step.
The Device PIN can be changed later if you wish to.

4. Lattice Wallet Setup

Once you have a PIN, tap on Let's go to set up a wallet. You now have three options:
  1. 1.
    Generate Wallet
  2. 2.
    Restore from Seed Phrase
  3. 3.
    Restore from SafeCard
If you're a first-time user, you will not have a SafeCard from which you can restore a wallet, so let's explore the first two options (Generate wallet and Restore from Seed Phrase).
So, which option is best for you? Read carefully and decide for yourself:
From a security standpoint, there's a very simple general rule that everyone should follow: your wallet is as safe as the least safe app it's ever been on.
If you're upgrading to the Lattice1 from another hardware wallet, you can safely import your cold wallet via the seed phrase, as long as the wallet was originally created on hardware.
If you currently use a hot wallet such as MetaMask or Exodus and the Lattice1 is your first hardware wallet, the safest approach is to generate a new wallet on the Lattice1 and then transfer all of your funds and assets over to it.
That being said, the chance that your former hot wallet will be hacked if you import it to the Lattice1 is very slim. Even though creating a new wallet on hardware eliminates the possibility of this entirely, if you were not hacked until now, you will most likely not be hacked in the future.
The final decision is yours - people who want the best security will opt for option 1, people for whom transferring all their assets would be too costly (e.g. NFT collectors) will opt for option 2.

4a. Generating a new wallet

If you decided to create a new wallet completely, tap on Generate Wallet and you will then have the possibility of creating a passphrase.
The passphrase is optional, but note that this is NOT a password, it's an additional 25th word of the seed phrase from which addresses are derived - so make sure to note this down if you want to create it!
You can skip the passphrase by hitting ENT.
Now you will see your seed phrase (the 24 words) - if you won't be backing up your wallet to a SafeCard, make sure to note them down! Tap on Continue, and the wallet will be set up. You can skip step 4b. because you have a wallet now.
This is the only time you can see your seed phrase on the device screen. There is no way to view this after the wallet is set up, make sure to write it down or back it up!

4b. Restoring from Seed Phrase

If you wish to import your current wallet, select this option. You can import any 12/18/24 word seed phrase. Enter your seed phrase word by word on the screen and you're done.
Read about the Tamper mesh carefully and accept the notice.

5. SafeCard Backup

The last step of initial device setup is backing up your wallet to a SafeCard (if you didn't buy an extra pack of cards, use the one you received in your package) - this step is optional, but highly recommended! (mange wallet article)
So, click on Start and let's go:
  1. 1.
    Insert your SafeCard into the Lattice1.
  2. 2.
    Setup a new 6 digit SafeCard PIN.
  3. 3.
    Tap on Yes to proceed with the wallet backup.
This will take a few moments and once it's done, the device will prompt you to remove the SafeCard. The SafeCard chip now holds the same wallet you have on your Lattice1.
The SafeCard PIN cannot be changed once it's setup - make sure to remember it!
And you're done with the initial device setup, good job!
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