Subwallet allows you to import read-only accounts. This is done simply by knowing the account's address, and it allows you to see all the account's details, same as your own accounts, but you can't make any transactions with it. 

In this article, we show step-by-step how to add a read-only account in Subwallet.


If you have any questions about how to add a read-only account or run into any issues and require further assistance, feel free to ask our AI chatbot or contact us.

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Subwallet is available as a mobile app for iOS and Android, as a browser extension, and as a web app. The UX and UI of all three platforms are pretty consistent.

In this and other articles, we provide instructions for the browser extension. If there are differences between the extension and the mobile app, we'll make sure to point them out or provide separate instructions.

How to add a read-only account

In order to add a read-only account to Subwallet, follow these steps:

1. First, click on the "All accounts" drop-down menu

2. On the screen that opens up, click on the little "Ledger icon" at the bottom right

3. In the screen that opens up, select "Attach a watch-only account"

4. Paste the address of the account you want to add. 

Alternatively, you can click on the little "QR-reader icon". This will open up the camera where you can present the QR code of the account you want to add. 

5. Once the account's address is entered, click "Attach watch-only account". Your account is added, and you will be taken back to the account's main page.


Subwallet will automatically enable any networks where the added account has balance, if they were not already enabled.

You can easily identify a read-only account by the little "eye icon" next to its name in the "All accounts" view. And if you try to make any transactions with such an account, you will see a message reminding you it is read-only.