Nova Wallet is a Polkadot wallet developed and maintained by Novasama Technologies. It is an open-source mobile app available for iOS and Android, funded by the Polkadot Treasury. Nova Wallet is compatible with many DApps and wallets in the ecosystem. 


Nova Wallet is a non-custodial wallet, which means that only you have access to your accounts. For this reason it is imperative that you keep your mnemonic phrase safe. Without it, it is impossible to restore your account if you ever lose access to it.



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This article will go through a general overview of Nova Wallet and the functionalities it offers for Polkadot users.

Nova Wallet Overview

Nova Wallet is available for iOS and Android. In this article, we'll show the Android version of the app, but the differences are minimal.

You'll be asked to add your account once you install the app and open it for the first time. You have four options:

The following screenshot shows the initial view of the Nova Wallet once you add an account. By default, the Assets tab is open. Numbers in the screenshot refer to the sections briefly described below:

1. Your account. Here, you can switch between the accounts you added to Nova Wallet, add and remove them, and view your account addresses on each supported network.

2. Your balance. Here, you can see your total account balance, send funds (both as regular transfers and cross-chain), and buy crypto.

3. Your NFTs. Here, you can view the NFTs in your account on any supported network.

4. Vote tab. Here, you can delegate your vote or vote directly on Polkadot OpenGov and several other networks. You can also contribute to crowdloans on Polkadot and Kusama in this tab.

5. DApps tab. Here, you can connect your Nova Wallet account to one of the many web apps in the ecosystem, including the Polkadot Staking Dashboard. 

6. Staking tab. Here, you can stake your DOT solo or join a nomination pool. Other networks are also supported.

7. Settings tab. Here, you can manage your accounts in the app and change your preferences.