Undelegate - stop delegation - empty wallet

When I originally delegated I paid a ~2 ada fee to do so.

Was this a deposit that I get back when I’m no longer delegating?

I have unredeemed rewards. If I empty my wallet, where do those rewards end up? Do they just appear in my wallet after the following epoch?

I emptied my wallet - showing 0 balance, but it still shows me delegated to a pool. How do I undelegate?

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If using Daedalus, you can click the undelegate button and that should return your 2 ADA delegation deposit.
If you have rewards that are pending, you should see them in your wallet when they are distributed even if you’ve withdrawn or moved your original stake.

Hope this helps.

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There is an undelegate button in daedalus?

There was an “undelegate button”. But it has been removed. (as far as I know only temporarily.)

In most of the cases delegating to another pool is the better option. The only reason one would want to undelegate is if you are moving ada to a new wallet and want to cash out your 2 ada deposit.

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I want to move all my funds to pledge my own stake pool, not delegate. I’m stuck in a circuit. I receive rewards from 2 epochs ago. And immediately send them out, but they are already captured in the snapshot. Then next epoch move those rewards out, but I can’t before they are captured in the snapshot, …

Rewards from rewards for one epoch are surely tiny amounts…?

You’ll have to keep doing this until the rewards are rounded to zero. The use yoroi to undelegate and get your 2 Ada deposit back. Currently it seems like there is no other way. Don’t undelegate if you still have rewards coming as they will go to the treasury then. Trust me, I had to learn that the hard way :wink:


I’m using Yoroi in conjunction with my Ledger to stake. I want to move all my ADA to a new wallet on a new Ledger. Do I need to undelegate first and then send them? If so, I don’t see a way to undelegate in Yoroi. Or can I just send the funds to my new receive address and they remain staked?

I’ve only been in a stake pool for maybe 10 days so I don’t care about the rewards like OP, they can’t be more than $1. I just want to move wallet funds and don’t know the procedure.


If you don’t care about the rewards go to the dashboard in Yoroi. In the middle is link that says withdraw rewards. In the following prompt check remove staking key (or something similar to this). You’ll get your deposit back and afterwards you can send all your funds to a new wallet.
You could also just send them to the new wallet, no need to undelegate, but you won’t get your 20 cent deposit back, however it helps keeping the blockchain nice and tidy :wink:

Either way you’ll have to redelegate your funds from your new wallet. Delegation is always connected to a particular wallet.


Thanks, very helpful. I’ll just move them and keep everything tidy, then redelegate.

Hi, do we have any news about the undelegate button in Deadalous. It is still missing.

How can i stop Delegating from Deadalous and send my ada to my exchange ?

Hi @Manos_polykratis ,

Daedalus still doesn’t have undelegate button in the latest ver. 4.0.3. But you can still move your ADA to exchange anyway. What you won’t get is the deposit 2 ADA when you delegate your wallet the first time.

Another option to undelegate and to get your deposit (2 ADA) is by using Yoroi to delete the stake key there. Kindly look in this forum, I think there should be some topic that discuss about this.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for the responce @andreassosilo i dont care for the 2 ADA fee, i try to transfer even 100 less than the ada that i delegate and sais *not enough ADA try smaller ammount, the funny thing is that i have plenty and in the wallet it only shows me the last 20 ada i transfer so i can have for the fees

That’s strange. You should be able to transfer even 3 ADA to anyone in Daedalus. I still could send it yesterday in Daedalus 4.0.3. Could you share the error screenshot in here?

Maybe you need to calculate also the transaction fee. For example you have 100 ADA, try to send 99.67 ADA to the exchange + 0.17 transaction fee.

I will help you to take a look on it. Thanks @Manos_polykratis

Not sure if this is any help but there is a Re-Delegate Button in Daedalus.
In Delegation Center just hover the mouse over the Pools you are delegating to and the button ‘Redelegate’ will appear.

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Is the Un-delegate button coming back? Seems like a silly choice to remove it.

Am I correct to understand that the “undelegate” button is removed? Can I please get an answer on why that is? Does this not mean that Daedalus is locking our Cardano in their wallet by force?

I want to unstake and cash out now. What do I do to also keep my already staked cardano?

If u will undelegate now u will loss the rewards for the next 2 epochs

If u still want to undelegate then install yoroi extension on chrome and go to :

  • add wallet (shelley era) - restore - 24 seed words and u will restore the daedalus wallet… then go to delegation center click withdraw and check the option DEREGISTER

U will receive back 2 ADA which u paid for registering the address