The wallet automatically stakes if it’s connected to the internet, holds mature coins, and is unlocked.
In unusual cases, staking may be switched off. If this happens, add the line “staking=1” to your eXperiencePoints.conf file and restart the wallet.
If it is encrypted (as we recommend), you will need to enter your passphrase to unlock your wallet for staking each time you run it:
Settings menu > Unlock wallet > Enter your passphrase
Make sure you unlock “for anonymisation, automint, and staking only”. This ensures that no one can send XP from your wallet or execute potentially dangerous commands without re-entering the passphrase.