As mobile smartphones continue to dominate the market due to their portability and ease of use, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency users look for a way to maximize the security of their funds, but at the same time still have a way of making transactions without using a computer. Hence one of the most frequent questions is: “can I use my Ledger Nano S with my iPhone?“
No. Unfortunately due to hardware limitations, the Ledger Nano S (and even the Ledger Nano S Plus) will be incompatible with iPhones and iOS devices in general. As for Android devices, though quite inconvenient, it will work on Android devices by using a USB cable with a dongle, or with an OTG cable.
Can I use Ledger Live on iOS?
Yes, you can use Ledger Live on your iOS device to view your wallets and your entire cryptocurrency portfolio, though you won’t be able to make transactions using the Ledger Nano S. As of today, only the Ledger Nano X is the hardware wallet that supports Bluetooth connectivity.
The solution for iOS devices
Fortunately, if you really want to use a Ledger device on your iPhone or iOS devices in general, you can purchase Ledger’s higher-end hardware wallet — the Ledger Nano X which has native Bluetooth support. With the Ledger Nano X, you can send transactions conveniently without the use of wires and cables.
The Ledger Nano X and Ledger Live work with almost any device, namely:
- Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux/Unix computers
- Android and iOS smartphones and tablets
Does Ledger have cables for phones?
Yes, Ledger has an OTG Kit on their official store which is basically a set of 3 cables for mobile phones. But unfortunately, these cables can only be used on Android devices and desktop/laptop computers.
The kit includes:
- a Micro-USB to USB Type-C cable
- a Micro-USB to USB Type-A cable
- a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable