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In this article, we explain how to use the Staking Dashboard to add more tokens to your bonded stake. You can bond more funds to increase your stake at any time, thus allowing rewards to increase. If you are a member of a nomination pool, the steps will be the same.

In this example, we're using the Westend testnet, but the process is the same for Polkadot and Kusama.

Bond More Tokens

1. Navigate to the Stake tab and click on the + icon.

2. Select whether you want to bond more tokens, or bond all available transferable tokens.

3. The field will automatically generate the max amount of tokens available to bond. Change this value to the additional amount you intend to add to your stake. Then click the Submit button to sign and submit the transaction.

That's it! You have now increased your stake. The change will take effect in the next era.