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In this article, we demonstrate how to send DOT from your Ledger account using the Polkadot-JS UI, with or without the help of the Polkadot extension. If you are using Ledger Live, please check this article.

How to Send DOT from Your Ledger Account

The steps change slightly depending on whether your account is added directly on Polkadot-JS UI or through the Polkadot extension. We recommend adding your Ledger account through the extension for extra convenience and safety.

1. Connect and unlock your Ledger and open the Polkadot app. Always remember to keep your app updated.

2. Initiate the transfer from the Polkadot-JS UI, either from the "Account" tab or from the top menu, as described in this article.

3. When you reach the step to sign the transaction, you won't be asked for a password because Ledger accounts don't have one. Click "Sign and Submit":

4. The modal will disappear, and on the top-right corner, a moving circle will appear, indicating there is a pending transaction, while the UI awaits confirmation from the Ledger device.

You can hover your mouse over the blue square to expand the entire message.

If your Ledger account is not in the Polkadot extension, skip to step 6.

5. The pop-up window of the extension will appear. Click on "Sign on Ledger." The button will become inactive while awaiting confirmation from the Ledger device.

6. The "Please review" message will appear on your Ledger. Click on the right button to review the details of the transaction, then "Approve" (or "Reject") the transaction.

To learn more about how to verify what extrinsic you're signing with Ledger (and other account types), check this article.

And that's it! After a few seconds, the transaction should be recorded and validated on-chain. You can check further details about it in any of the many block explorers in Polkadot.

If you are more of a visual learner, check this video: