Parity Signer Mobile App tutorial with Parity Wallet - Wiki Parity Tech Documentation

Parity Signer Mobile App can be used to securely create accounts using an offline mobile device. Being offline has the great advantage to keep the device (and your private keys) away from online related threats. The app also allows you to sign transaction offline using a QR code. Parity Wallet on the other side allows you to watch an account from your computer without having its private key. It means that it can show its balance but will require you to use the Parity Signer Mobile App to sign a transaction before being able to send funds from this account. This tutorial will walk through setting up an account with Parity Signer Android or iOs App, attach it to Parity Wallet and sign a transaction offline to transfer Ether from one account to another.


1. Get Parity Signer Mobile App

Device security

Parity Signer Mobile App is built to be used offline. The mobile device used to run the App will hold important information that needs to be kept securely stored. It is therefore advised to:

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Install Parity Signer Mobile App

Install the Parity Signer Mobile App making sure that it originated from Parity Technologies

2. Setup or recover an account

When launching the app for the first time, no account has been set up yet. At this stage, you will either want to create an account directly from your mobile device or recover an account already created in with Parity Signer Mobile App or Parity Wallet (Desktop)

Create an account

Click on Create account or Add in the top right corner, you will be asked to select an image for your account.

In the next step, you will be presented your newly created address with your recovery phrase. Write this recovery phrase down and store it in a safe place. If your phone gets stolen/broken/forgotten this will be the only way to recover your funds.

You will then be able to enter a pin number of your choice. This pin will be needed later on to sign a transaction.

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Recover an account with your recovery phrase

If you already created an account using either Parity Signer Mobile App or Parity Ethereum Client and you wish to recover it, you will want to:

3. Attach a Parity Signer Mobile App account to Parity Wallet

Follow these steps to install and launch Parity Wallet. Once Parity Ethereum Client is running and fully synced, you will be able to watch the account previously created on your mobile device. To do so, you need to:

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4. Send funds from another account to your Parity Signer Mobile App account

Your account is now created on your offline mobile device, you can watch it on your computer with Parity Wallet, but it has no funds yet. We will now send Ether from another account to your Parity Signer Mobile App account. This can be achieved entirely using Parity Wallet on your computer. To do so:

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5. Sign a transaction on Parity Wallet

Now that we have funds on your freshly created Parity Signer Mobile App account, you will be able to transfer these to any Ethereum address of your choice without transferring your private key onto your computer, and without needing any internet connection on your mobile phone.

To do so :

Parity Wallet QR code pending transaction offline signing

The following steps need to be performed on your mobile device :

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Your phone has now signed the transaction offline. The QR code that is now displayed on your phone represents a signed transaction. We will broadcast it in these last steps: