Trinity – The IOTA wallet, for mobile and desktop.
A series of user-friendly steps help you to create and back up your wallet. The process is designed to be secure from start to finish.
Trinity is designed to make transactions as simple and convenient as possible. It offers a variety of helpful features, from easy-to-use QR code support, to under-the-hood details like address reuse prevention.
Tasks are automated as much as possible, so you don’t have to worry about them. To send funds, all you need to do is enter the correct address and amount, and hit send. Trinity takes care of the rest.
Customize to your liking
Choose from multiple themes, languages and currencies to customise your Trinity experience. If your language or currency is not supported, tell us through our Help center.
Your Wallet – At a Glance
The home screen provides all necessary information directly upon login. Automatic updates ensure that balances, market data and recent transaction history are always up-to-date.
A Safe Wallet for Everyone
Trinity protects you every step of the way, from setting up your wallet, to making safe and correct transactions. Trinity on mobile and desktop offer the same features and security, so you are free to use whichever you are most comfortable with.
Safe seed storage with strong encryption and two-factor authentication helps to protect your funds.
Quick transfers and automatic promotion make transactions smoother than ever.
Access multiple accounts with a single password. Your transactions and balances are updated automatically.
Trinity keeps you up-to-date with the current value of IOTA across a range of currencies.
Follow the wallet’s on-screen steps to generate a seed.
After the app has generated a random seed, we recommend you tap between 5 and 10 individual letters to further randomize the seed. When the seed is finalized, you need to save it with at least one of the listed options.
Trinity takes care of safe seed storage on your mobile device or computer. It offers several options for making offline seed backups (or “paper wallets”) that can be used in the unfortunate event that you lose access to your current device.
Your seed is like the key to a safety deposit box. Anyone who has it can access your funds, even without physical access to your device.
Use at least one of these three options to create a seed backup:
Writing down the seed is a great option for most people. All you need is a pen and paper. You can download and print a blank seed template from here.
Write down your seed from left to right, top to bottom. Triple check that your seed is written down correctly.
Make sure to write down your seed’s 3 digit checksum in the box below the seed. Be sure to write it separately from your seed if you use a blank piece of paper. This avoids confusion later on.
This option is convenient, but potentially very unsafe. Proceed with caution if you intend to use a public or Wi-Fi printer. Never print to a PDF file, make a screenshot, or save it to another digital file format on your device. Are unsure if printing is safe? Then you are probably better off using the other options.
Create a new entry in your password manager, and store your seed there. Be sure to label your entry to easily retrieve it later on.
After you’ve followed atleast one of the three steps above you must do the following:
This step might seem tedious, but it is necessary. It ensures you that you have properly backed up your seed. You need this backup to recover your wallet, and to install it on another device.
The checksum is displayed after entering the seed. If it doesn’t match the checksum you wrote down earlier, your seed is not entered correctly.
Trinity has the option to have multiple ‘accounts’ within the app. This allows you to have multiple accounts much like a banking app.
During setup, select a name for the account so you can identify it:
Choosing account name on setup.
The standard name is “Main Account”
Each account represents a different seed. So whenever you create a new account be sure to follow the correct backup procedures.
You can rename each account in the Settings tab. A descriptive account name helps you remember the purpose of the account.
You will need this password every time you login to your Trinity wallet.
Choose your password
At the moment Trinity does not support background processes. Anything you do in the wallet – including logging in, sending transactions, and refreshing your balance – require the wallet to be in the foreground.
If you navigate to another app while an action is ongoing, that action will not be completed.
Leave Trinity open while it completes an action.
Future builds of Trinity will enable background processes.
In the Receive tab, you can generate addresses. Tap the “New Address” button to generate an address. Once it is generated, you can tap the address to copy it to the clipboard. You can also take a screenshot of the QR code and send it to a friend.
Important: On Android devices, any app can read the contents of the keyboard and modify them. Be careful when pasting addresses into another app and ensure that the address you have pasted is the same one you originally copied.
Generate an adress
To send funds, enter the receiving address and the amount to send.
Important: On Android devices, any app can read the contents of the keyboard and modify them. Be careful when pasting addresses into Trinity and ensure that the address you have pasted is the same one you originally copied.
With multiple accounts in your Trinity wallet, be sure to select the right account to send from in the dropdown menu. The amount to send can be entered in IOTA or in the fiat currency of your choice.
Please pay close attention to the IOTA units you are sending (i, Mi, Gi, etc.).
Press the “IOTA units explained” at the bottom for further information.
You can include a message by filling out the highlighted field.
To change the default currency, go to Settings.
Change between Standard and Expert modes.
Change the default theme.
Change the default currency.
Change the default language.
Here you can view your seed, view your addresses (advanced users only), edit your account name, delete your account, or add additional accounts.
Trinity provides multi-account support. You can store more than one seed in your wallet. This enables you to split your funds between multiple seeds and manage them from within the same application.
Do you have more than one seed in your Trinity wallet? You can swap between accounts by pressing the dropdown at the top of the screen on mobile or in the sidebar on desktop.
Please ensure you have at least one proper seed backup for each new seed you create.
Change your account password.
Setup two-factor authentication or biometric authentication.
We discourage changing any of the advanced user settings. Most users only come here to perform snapshot transitions or a manual sync. These tasks should work automatically under normal conditions.
Trinity provides a built-in node-balancing service for optimal performance. Every time you open your wallet, it selects a healthy node with a low current load.
Advanced users only: If you wish to turn off node-balancing, please head to the Select node page in Advanced settings. It is also possible to add your own custom node.
To ensure transactions are confirmed on the Tangle, it can be necessary to promote or reattach. When possible, Trinity will do this automatically.
Advanced users only: to enable manual promotion/reattachment, turn on Expert mode in the settings. Enabling manual promotion/reattachment will not disable the automatic promotion/reattachment feature.
Trinity does not promote/reattach transfers if the application is minimised. Currently automatic promotion/reattachment only takes place when the app is open.
Following a snapshot, users must perform a snapshot transition.
The snapshot transition function is located in Advanced settings. Every so often, a snapshot is performed on the Tangle. Snapshots reduce the size of the Tangle database. All transaction data is deleted and only non-zero address balances are retained. Because Trinity is stateful, it will store a copy of your transactional history after a snapshot. This means that after the snapshot erases transaction data from the Tangle, you still see them in your wallet.
If your balance or history appears incorrect, a manual sync can fix it.
With Manual Sync Trinity double-checks your history and balances with the IOTA network. This makes sure your wallet is properly synced. The action may take a while, so please be patient and keep Trinity in the foreground!