How to use the Parity Signer with MyCrypto
What is the Parity Signer?
Parity Signer, available for iOS and Android, is an offline mobile app that securely generates and stores your private keys. Most mobile wallets connect to the internet, but Parity Signer gives you one extra layer of security: it never connects to the internet and can be used air-gapped.
Parity Signer has been the perfect companion with Parity Wallet, allowing users to create “watch-only” accounts on their networked computers while keeping their keys safer in the open-source mobile app.
But now, you can also use MyCrypto to send transactions from your Parity Signer accounts without having to run your own Parity node.
How to Get Started
- Get the App
Currently, the app is only available for iOS. An "unstable" version is still in development on the Google Play Store and can be found here.
Make sure you are downloading the correct App from Parity Technologies
- Create a New Account & Select Your Icon
- Create an Account Name
Your Recovery Phrase and Public Address will also be generated. After you type in your account name, make sure your back up your recovery phrase. Click here for more info on how to backup and store your recovery phrase.
- Enter and Confirm Your Pin
Account Name - Public Address - QR Code for Public Address
This public address and QR code can be used to send and receive Eth.
You can create multiple accounts by clicking on the "Add" button in the top right hand corner.
Recover an Account
If you already have a an account created in Parity Signer Mobile App or Parity Wallet (Desktop), you can recover your account by following the directions below.
- Click on "Create Account" or "Add" in the top right-hand corner.
- Select an image.
- Replace the given recovery phrase manually with the one from the account you want to recover.
- Set up a pin code.
Now let's access your account from your phone using MyCrypto.com!
- Go to MyCrypto.com
- Open the Parity Signer App on your phone.
Select the account you want to access. This will bring up your account info and QR Code
- Scan your QR Code
When you click on the Parity Signer button on MyCrypto.com's homepage, it will bring you to screen where you can scan your QR code. Make sure your camera on your PC/Mac is on. Position the QR code on your phone within the camera lines as presented on your PC/Mac.
- View Account Details on MyCrypto.com
Check to make sure your account details match up. From this screen you can send transactions. NOTE: if you leave this screen, you will be logged out of your Parity address.
Sending a Transaction
Enter the amount and address you would like to send and click "Send Transaction"
From Parity Signer, tap "Scan Transaction QR" and scan the QR Code presented by MyCrypto
Review the details carefully and enter your PIN to sign the transaction offline
Present your signed transaction QR code to MyCrypto to confirm and send!
Make sure to first do a trial run with a small amount of ether before sending larger amounts.