Polkadot-JS UI: The Difference between Accounts and Address Book Print
Modified on: Fri, 10 Mar, 2023 at 3:07 PM
On Polkadot-JS UI, you will see Accounts as well as Address Book:
What is the difference between them?
Addresses that show up in your Address Book are read-only. They do not require private keys to be added there, allowing you to add any address here as a contact.
Here you can, for example, add your DOT deposit addresses at exchanges that you'd like to monitor or regularly send funds to. Your address book is a passive "watch tool," making sending funds to your contact addresses easier.
To add an address to your Address Book, click the "Add contact" button, add the account's address, and give it a name. Then click the "Save" button.
You cannot send funds out of an address in your Address book since it's just a contact address, just like you cannot send an email from a friend's email address in your contact list.
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If you click the Send button next to an account in the Address Book, you are initiating a transaction to that account, not from as it is for accounts in the Accounts page.
How to move an address from Address book to Accounts
If the account in your Address book is your Ledger account, here's how you can connect it to the Polkadot extension or directly to Polkadot-JS UI.
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