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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In this article, we'll show how to create a new Polkadot account in Nova Wallet. We'll use the Android version of the app, but the differences are minimal.

How to Create a New Account in Nova Wallet

1. Open the app. If you don't have any accounts yet, choose "Create a new wallet":

If you have an account already, go to Settings > Wallets and tap "Add wallet" first:

2. If you don't have a PIN code set up yet, set it up now and confirm it:

3. Give your account a name. It's only used locally for your convenience and doesn't appear on-chain:

4. Next, you'll be presented with a 12-word mnemonic phrase. Read the warning and tap "I understand" to see the phrase:


Keep your mnemonic phrase safe and secret! Anyone who knows it can have full access to your account. Losing your mnemonic phrase can result in losing access to the account permanently.

5. Re-enter the words in the same order to confirm:

6. You created a new account! Check this article to see what you can do with it in Nova Wallet.