Get Started

ArDrive isn't just another cloud storage service. It's permanent data storage which means any files you upload to ArDrive will outlive you!

For those of you new to this type of tech, there may be a few unfamiliar steps to get started. It isn't as intimidating as it may seem! Try our Tech 101 course to learn the basics. And if you run into trouble, reach out to ArDrive Support or connect with us on Discord.

STEP 1: GET AR TOKENS

To use ArDrive you'll need a digital wallet that contains AR. ArDrive is built on the Arweave network which uses the digital currency AR.

Using ArDrive Mobile requires the digital currency AR to pay for permanent data storage.

However, before getting any AR you can still try out ArDrive. Any files that are less than 100 KBs are free to upload.

If you wish to add larger files and more data, you can purchase AR through SimpleSwap.

Having trouble getting tokens? Visit the Arweave Discord

STEP 2: LOAD DIGITAL WALLET

All users need a digital wallet to pay for files you want to upload to ArDrive.  We recommend using ArConnect to manage your digital wallet.  It's easy to use on any Chrome browser.  See the video on this page for a walk through.

Once you've created a free digital wallet with ArConnect you can load it with AR tokens acquired in Step 1 by sending them to your wallet address. Learn more

STEP 3: LOGIN TO ARDRIVE

It's time to upload your files forever!

HOW TO: Get your first Arweave wallet

Five Pro Tips for using ArDrive

How to navigate the Drive Explorer in ArDrive

ArDrive FAQs

STEP 3: LOGIN TO ARDRIVE

It's time to upload your files forever!

If you run into trouble, reach out to ArDrive Support or connect with us on Discord.


ArDrive is a product of the ar.io Network.  Learn more

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