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August 07, 2017, 08:22:36 PM
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Hi! I am new here. I just want to ask from experienced folks here if the bitcoin wallet applications found in apple store reliable and safe? Is it ok to keep my bitcoins would be in my wallets on phone? Thank you for your would be reply.

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August 07, 2017, 08:47:34 PM
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Hi! I am new here. I just want to ask from experienced folks here if the bitcoin wallet applications found in apple store reliable and safe? Is it ok to keep my bitcoins would be in my wallets on phone? Thank you for your would be reply.

Apple store it means you have an Iphone. An Iphone is closed source contrary to Android and I think it is more secure when coming to bitcoin wallets. The best there is definitely Breadwallet, download it and it will be very useful to you if you use bitcoin on the go.
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August 07, 2017, 11:05:06 PM
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Hi! I am new here. I just want to ask from experienced folks here if the bitcoin wallet applications found in apple store reliable and safe? Is it ok to keep my bitcoins would be in my wallets on phone? Thank you for your would be reply.
Iphones are very secured compare to android os and never heard that apple os experience of any malware or viruses so all of your bitcoins are safe just use a wallet which is are safe to use and use a well known wallet which already been tested by many people here..
I recommend to use mycelium because i already tested this wallet and never had any problem from past few months.

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August 08, 2017, 06:56:24 AM
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Hi! I am new here. I just want to ask from experienced folks here if the bitcoin wallet applications found in apple store reliable and safe? Is it ok to keep my bitcoins would be in my wallets on phone? Thank you for your would be reply.

Apple store it means you have an Iphone. An Iphone is closed source contrary to Android and I think it is more secure when coming to bitcoin wallets. The best there is definitely Breadwallet, download it and it will be very useful to you if you use bitcoin on the go.

Oh thank you!! That would be nice. Bread wallet as in bread wallet is the name of the apps?

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August 08, 2017, 07:05:06 AM
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Hi! I am new here. I just want to ask from experienced folks here if the bitcoin wallet applications found in apple store reliable and safe? Is it ok to keep my bitcoins would be in my wallets on phone? Thank you for your would be reply.
Iphones are very secured compare to android os and never heard that apple os experience of any malware or viruses so all of your bitcoins are safe just use a wallet which is are safe to use and use a well known wallet which already been tested by many people here..
I recommend to use mycelium because i already tested this wallet and never had any problem from past few months.

Thank you Bitmaxz for the info. Now i am less worried about this matter. I dont have to buy new device just for this thing.

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August 10, 2017, 04:54:41 PM
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Hi! I am new here. I just want to ask from experienced folks here if the bitcoin wallet applications found in apple store reliable and safe? Is it ok to keep my bitcoins would be in my wallets on phone? Thank you for your would be reply.
Iphones are very secured compare to android os and never heard that apple os experience of any malware or viruses so all of your bitcoins are safe just use a wallet which is are safe to use and use a well known wallet which already been tested by many people here..
I recommend to use mycelium because i already tested this wallet and never had any problem from past few months.

Hi! Is electrum wallet only in android? Thank you.
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August 10, 2017, 07:05:11 PM
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I will not advice keeping a large quantity of coins in your phone wallet. Use an offline wallet if possible and only keep small quantities for easy use in web and mobile apps.
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August 10, 2017, 08:54:09 PM
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Yes of course, depends on developer and wallet. Problem is that maybe you can have some virus or etc (really depends on you, if you are using your phone normally, then no problem, more likely you won't have any virus). Security of iphone is much better than android's. But as olds say, safest way is cold wallet. If you are going to hold 10btc and more, I wouldn's use wallet apps, would prefer pc.

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August 10, 2017, 08:59:14 PM
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Hi! Is electrum wallet only in android? Thank you.

It has a desktop platform.  https://electrum.org/#download

Now i am less worried about this matter. I dont have to buy new device just for this thing.

Bitcoin is kinda safe on mobile as long as the wallet you will used has a feature of giving your private keys. Don't use exchange wallets applications for phones to act as your storage, just used their services. Above all of this, you are the one who will make all things safe since the security of your phone will depend solely on you.

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August 14, 2017, 07:42:17 PM
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I will recommend you to not use a mobile wallet at all, if you do then don't keep more than 0.1btc in them, also make sure you have the private keys as harizen said.

Just because it's iPhone doesn't means its unhackable, there have been many instances where hackers were able to bypass the apple security, so don't keep much btcs in your phone. Get a raspberry pi, install a clean windows on it and install electrum on it, write down the private key, make 2-3 backups of it and generate 10 to 20 bitcoin addresses for transactions and keep the raspberry pi safe in a offline environment.

   
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