This documentation describes how to use the most common features of the Dash Copay wallet. Since the functionality is similar across all supported platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux), the instructions and screenshots will reference the Android software, highlighting differences between the platforms where necessary.
Dash Copay is currently undergoing beta testing using testnet and will be available for Android. iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux versions when they are ready.
When you first start your Dash Wallet, you will be prompted to choose between creating a new wallet or restoring an existing wallet from backup. Choose Get started to create a new wallet unless you have existing funds stored in another wallet using a recovery phrase. Your new wallet will be generated, and a recovery phrase will appear so you can recover the funds later if you lose or damage your device or need to transfer the account to another device. Write the phrase down on paper and store it in a safe place - if you lose this, you will also lose access to your funds forever. Do not take screenshots to store your recovery phrase! Screenshots may be automatically backed up to cloud file storage services where you may no longer have complete control over who views the files.
Creating a new wallet and generating the recovery phrase in Dash Copay wallet
If you want to restore an existing Dash Copay wallet, simply tap Restore from backup and enter the 12 word recovery phrase. File/text backups are also supported.
Simply tap the Receive icon at the bottom of the screen to receive Dash. The wallet will generate and display a QR code for the other device to scan, or you can simply tap the displayed address to copy it to the clipboard so you can paste it in another app. If you have multiple wallets, you can see the name of the wallet at the bottom of the screen, and tap it to switch between wallets. The receiving address will change and you will receive a notification when you receive the transfer.
Receiving dash and viewing your balance in Dash Copay wallet
Depending on how your payee has provided their receiving address to you, you can send Dash by tapping either the Scan icon to use the device camera to scan a QR code, or the Send icon to paste a copied address or select an address from your Dash Copay address book. Once you have entered the address, it may be possible or necessary to enter the amount of Dash to be sent or an optional label for the recipient, and to decide if you want to send with InstantSend on or off (on by default). If you have multiple wallets, you must also choose which wallet you will use to send the funds. Once the transaction is complete, you will see a payment confirmation screen.
Sending Dash from Dash Copay wallet
Viewing transactions and balances¶
Your recent transactions appear on the Home screen. You can tap any transaction to view more details or enter a Memo to help you remember the purpose of the transaction. Tap View on blockchain to open the Insight blockchain explorer to view full transaction details. All the wallets you have created and their respective balances appear below the recent transactions on the Home screen. You can tap any wallet to view the balance and transaction history associated with that wallet only.
Home screen, transaction details and wallet details in Dash Copay wallet