Status app is currently in beta
The Status app is currently in beta. This means the app is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable in the app.
When you create a new Status profile, the Status app generates cryptographic keys for your profile authentication and authorization. Using a Keycard to store the keys can provide an extra layer of protection.
If you are new to cryto and Keycard, choose the option. If you are an experienced Ethereum user, and you want to use the recovery phrase of your existing Etheruem address to create a Status profile, choose the option.
You need a card reader to connect a Keycard to your computer.
After you create the profile with a Keycard, you must use the same Keycard or biometrics for authentication in the Status app.
Your Keycard stores the cryptographic keys for your Status identity and also secures your wallet accounts. However, it doesn't store your Status profile. Your profile remains on your device until the app is uninstalled, and is temporarily held in the Waku peer-to-peer network.
You need an empty Keycard to create a Status profile. If your Keycard is not new, check which account is in it and factory reset if needed.
Open the Status app and tap . On the following screen, select . Tap and hold or place your Keycard near the top (iPhone) or back (Android phones) of your phone. Tap to generate a new Ethereum address, or tap to use the recovery phrase of an exsiting Ethereum address. On the screen, set your Keycard name. Don't use special characters or emojis.
Create a six-digit PIN for your Keycard, and repeat the PIN to confirm.
Set up your device's biometrics (fingerprint, face or other method) to authenticate in addition to Keycard. If you want to enable biometrics later, tap .
Enter your recovery phrase if you have one. Otherwise, continue to the next step.
Hold or place the Keycard near the top of your phone to save the Status keys.
On the screen, you can learn more about your Status profile or tap to finish the profile setup.
Unique profile identifiers
Tap to set up Status app notifications. If you want to enable notifications later, tap and then, tap .
If Status finds an existing profile in the Waku network, you can use your existing profile or the one you have just created. When you choose your existing profile, synchronize this profile with your device.
On the screen, set your profile name. Don't use special characters or emojis. Tap the in your avatar and set a profile picture. To add your profile picture, you must authorize the Status app to access your camera or photo gallery.
Choose a profile colour.
Tap to complete your profile customization.