This guide will show you how to natively stake from a funded Solflare wallet. There are two different ways you can stake SOL – liquid staking, and natively staking. Natively refers to traditional staking.
There is a temporary Solana network fee of 0.002 SOL to open each SOL staking account. Once you withdraw and close your stake account, you are refunded back the fee.
If you want to know how to liquid-stake your SOL, which is a bit more advanced, check out this guide that shows you how to do that using Marinade.
Open your wallet and while on the portfolio tab (first tab on the bottom with the wallet icon), click Staking
This is where you can access any stake accounts you’ve set up.
To begin staking, you can press Start Staking!
Choose how much SOL you would like to delegate and click Next.
You’ll be taken to a screen with all of Solana’s validators that you can choose to delegate to.
You can use websites such as StakeWiz.com & Validators.app to help pick a validator with good historical fees!
The more spread out staked SOL is, the more decentralized the Solana network is.
It’s important to choose a validator that incorporates an acceptable fee (around 5% - 10% fee is ) and delegate accordingly.
Once you’ve decided which validator you want to delegate to, Swipe to Confirm the transaction.
You’re all set!
In the future to view your stakes, just press the staking button while on the portfolio tab (wallet icon).
Your stake is now finalized but it may take 24-48 hours (1 solana network epoch) for the staking balance to show as delegated in your account.
Note: Delegated SOL is not immediately earning rewards. You only start earning rewards once the stake is delegated. Depending on network activity, there may be a 2+ day delay before your staked SOL is earning rewards.
You’re still able to undelegate during this time frame.