How to create your own MetaMask wallet (Mobile)
MetaMask surpasses 10 million active users per month, making it the world’s leading non custodial crypto wallet. It is also one of the easiest wallets to set up as an extension on your browser, and this tutorial will guide you through it.
Topics to read before diving into this course:
At the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions:
How do I make a MetaMask wallet?
While creating a crypto wallet may vary in every blockchain network, signing up for an account through mobile is pretty much the same across all wallets. You will need to:
Download their official app
Setup your account
Secure a copy of your secret recovery phrase
Specifically, this tutorial will walk you through setting up a MetaMask account using their app. This wallet’s default blockchain network is Ethereum, but you can also create wallets across other blockchains like Binance Smart Chain and Polygon.
If you prefer doing it through your PC/web browser, learn how to make a MetaMask wallet through the browser extension here.
Step 1 – Download the MetaMask app#Copy URL to this article section
In Google PlayStore/iOS App Store, search “MetaMask” (shown below) and install.
MetaMask app on Google PlayStore
Step 2 – Set up your account#Copy URL to this article section
Get Started#Copy URL to this article section
Open the app and tap “Get Started” to proceed.
Create a wallet#Copy URL to this article section
Click “Create a new Wallet” to make a new MetaMask account.
If you already have one, you may login by selecting “Import using Secret Recovery Phrase”.
Creating a new wallet
Afterwards, MetaMask will show you the terms (shown below) of creating a wallet. Click “I Agree” to proceed.
MetaMask's terms for creating an account
Create your password#Copy URL to this article section
Next, you need to set a unique password for your account. Remember that a strong password has a minimum of eight (8) characters with at least one (1) upper case letter, one (1) number, and one (1) special character.
Creating a password for your account
To ensure your wallet’s safety, MetaMask will show you a video about securing your account. You may take time to watch since it will show you essential things to do to keep your assets safe (Start), or you may skip this part if you want to do this later (Remind me later).
You may also learn more tips to secure your crypto wallet here.
MetaMask's guide to securing your wallet
Step 3 - Secure a copy of your Secret Recovery Phrase#Copy URL to this article section
Now, you will be shown your Secret Recovery Phrase. Take note of MetaMask's guidelines in keeping a copy and tap "Start" once you're ready. Tap “View” to see the words that have been generated for your account.
Important: The Secret Recovery Phrase is unique for each account, so everyone who knows it can access your wallet and the digital assets inside. The best way to store it is to write on a piece of paper and keep it in a secure location. Do NOT store your Secret Recovery Phrase in any device that can connect online to avoid having your wallet compromised.
MetaMask's Manual in securing a copy of your Secret Recovery Phrase
MetaMask showing your wallet's Secret Recovery Phrase
As a final step, you will be asked to confirm your Secret Recovery Phrase in its specific order. This is to ensure that you have properly gotten a correct copy. Tap “Complete Backup” once you’re done.
Click on each word in the same order it was shown as your Secret Recovery Phrase
All done!#Copy URL to this article section
Congratulations! You may now start using your MetaMask account.
MetaMask wallet successfully created