Electrum Wallet (Desktop)

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Available for: macOS, Linux, Windows
Official website: https://electrum.org


  1. Make sure Tor is up and running on your system. Click here for instructions.

  2. Click the colored dot in the bottom right to open the Network settings.

  3. Go to the Overview tab.

  4. For Server, enter <Electrum Server URL>:50001:t

  5. Go to the Proxy tab.

  6. Check Use Tor proxy at port 9050.

  7. Click Close. Wait for a few seconds and the dot at the bottom right should turn blue.


Congratulations! You have successfully connected Electrum Wallet to your Umbrel.

Unable to connect to Electrum Wallet? If Bitcoin Core has only recently finished syncing, please try connecting again in ~24 hours.

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The Server URL at step 4 above is referring to the Onion address from the Electrs app on your Umbrel node.


I did just that… no connection here.
In step 6 electrum version 4.2.2 gives the option to “use Tor proxy 9150”. I’ve tried both options and it doesn’t work.

Connecting via the local network doesn’t work. Electrum has no option to switch off SSL and won’t connect to the server.

I’m seeing the same problem, not even sure where to get the tor address from now, settings or the connect button?

Used to work with me as well.

I was able to get it working again after I updated Umbrel.

The Tor address that you’re putting into the Electrum settings, where do you get this Tor address from? Umbrel settings or the Connect button in the Bitcoin “app”?

I did those exact steps but it doesn’t work. Network button stays red.
Also tried local server address (without Tor). Doesn’t work too.

I totally missed the “:t” in the end of the server (after the :port).
Working here.

This should be updated. I believe the appropriate way to connect is to download ELECTRS from the Umbrel App store, wait for the app to finish syncing to 100% and then slide the connection parameters to TOR. User should download TOR browser, open it and minimize it after the browser has finished making its connections. Open Electrum and click on the circle and enter the Onion address from ELECTRS with :50001:t at the end of the address. Make sure Proxy is clicked on (“Use Tor proxy at port 9150”; the second box will be automatically clicked on (“Use Proxy” with SOCKS5,, 9150)). Hit close and Electrum blue button should be BLUE. Success. TOR browser has to be open first when using Electrum Wallet this way to verify transactions.

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This is the only way I could connect to my node. thank you