Setting up a Bitcoin wallet on Android

Many have asked how to install a Bitcoin wallet on their Samsung Note phones and other android phones. Below is a quick how to using Bitcoin wallet from the Google play store by Bitcoin Wallet Developers.

Bitcoin Wallet Android
Bitcoin Wallet

Once installed the wallet has to sync with the Bitcoin network. The process can take a few minutes depending on your wifi or mobile data plans. Once that wallet has synced you will see all transactions you have done. You can purchase Bitcoin before it is synced but the coins will only appear AFTER the wallet has synced up.

Before you start sending and receiving Bitcoins, lets backup your Bitcoin wallet.  Many people over look this very critical yet simple step. BACK UP YOUR WALLET! (keep reading)

Bitcoin Wallet Settings
Bitcoin Wallet Settings

Goto Settings (3 dots top right on Note 4), Safety and Set Spending Pin. In the picture below you can see Change spending PIN, as this phone already has it set.
Pick a 4 digit pin number you will always remember. This is for authorizing your wallet to send coins to a destination address. This is similar to the pin number on your debit atm card.

Now the 2nd most important step. It is now time to backup your wallet. Similar to above, click Settings and goto Back up wallet

Backing up Bitcoin Wallet
Backing up Bitcoin Wallet

Once you are prompted (see above), create a password that will allow you to open your backups when needed.  Forget this password and in the event you need to restore, you will be locked out. So make sure to save the password, in your mind and or elsewhere for easy retrieval.
You will now save the wallet to your local drive on your phone and have the chance to email it to yourself. Please ensure that whatever email addy you send it to, that you are the only one with access to that email addy. PROTECT YOUR MONEY!

Now you are ready to use Bitcoin from your Android Phone or device.

Getting Bitcoins
Getting Bitcoins

Here is your receiving QR Code and the actual wallet address it represents. Remember, every time you receive funds to your wallet the Bitcoin app will create for you a new receive address. Using new receiving addresses helps maintain your privacy when using online services like BackPage.

Now you can buy Bitcoin! Watch how easy it is using an Android phone with the above Bitcoin Wallet installed.