How to Use Petra Wallet

Last Modified:
June 5, 2024

Petra is a self-custodial crypto wallet built on the Aptos network. Among its many features are hardware wallet support, integration with over a hundred apps within the Aptos ecosystem, fiat payment gateways, and verified security for all users.

How to Create an Account on Petra Wallet

Step 1

Download the Petra Wallet app.

Step 2

Create a new account.

Step 3

Copy your secret recovery phrase. Read this guide to find ways to keep your recovery phrase safe.

Step 4

Choose the right word to prove you remember your recovery phrase.

Step 5

Tap “Accept” to agree to the terms of service.

Step 6

Pick a name, or username, for your account.

Step 7

Congratulations for setting up your Petra wallet account! You are now ready to use it to buy, send, and receive crypto.

Step 8

Tap “Receive” to receive assets from another wallet. Copy and share your wallet address or have the sender scan the QR code.

Tap “Send” to transfer assets to another address. Enter the recipient's address.

How to Buy Crypto Through Petra

Step 1

Tap “Buy” and choose your payment method.

For this example, we will use MoonPay.

Step 2

Enter the amount of Aptos you want to buy.

Step 3

Enter your email address.

Step 4

Enter the code sent to the email address you entered.

Step 5

Enter your name, date of birth, and nationality.

Step 6

Enter your billing address and debit card details.

Step 7

Tap "Continue" to start verifying your identity.

Step 8

Enter your location.

Step 9

Select an identification document from the list.

For this example, we will use the Philippine passport.

Step 10

Upload your I.D.

Step 11

Take a selfie.

Step 12

Wait for the verification message.

Step 13

Review the details and agree to the terms of use.

Step 14

Confirm your order.

Step 15

Await the confirmation message.

Success! You now have funds in your Petra account. Use them for trading and staking crypto,  buying cool Aptos NFTs, or interacting with the rest of the Aptos ecosystem.