The Trust Wallet DApp Browser is a Web3 browser from Trust Wallet —a popular non-custodial wallet for storing cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The browser allows users to interact with all decentralized applications (DApp) on various networks in a seamless fashion.
In this article, we’ll teach you how to enable the Trust Wallet DApp Browser easily —just follow the steps below. First, however, we need to understand a few basic concepts.
What is a DApp Browser?
Decentralized application (DApp) Browsers (also known as web3 browsers), as the name suggests, are essentially a bridge for users who want to interact with different DApps —such as Uniswap and PancakeSwap— on their devices. One popular web3 browser is Trust DApp Browser
DApp browsers are available for Android and iOS devices, but it may be difficult to access DApps from your phone, especially for iPhone users due to Apple’s App Store Guidelines.
Now that we understand these fundamental concepts, let’s see how you can enable the Trust DApp Browser on your mobile device.
How to Enable the Trust Wallet DApp Browser on Android Devices
Assuming you have already downloaded Trust Wallet on your phone and have already connected to your addresses or created a new addresses, you simply need to tap on the Trust Wallet icon to open the app. Here’s how to proceed:
- Once the app loads, go to Settings, which is at the bottom navigation bar.
- Click on Preferences and then enable the DApp Browser option by tapping on the “enable” button.
- Once enabled, you will see the DApp Browser on the Trust Wallet dashboard.
That’s how simple it is. This simplicity doesn’t apply for iOS users, unfortunately, but there are some ways to turn things around.
How to Enable the Trust Wallet DApp Browser on iPhone Devices
As we mentioned, Trust Wallet was forced to remove the DApp Browser due to the App Store guidelines. First, you will need to use a browser —it can be Chrome or Safari, whichever you prefer.
- Once the browser is open, go to the URL bar and type:
- A pop-up window will appear with “Open this page in “Trust”?” Click on “Open.”
- This will redirect you to the Trust Wallet app and will enable the DApp Browser.
However, if that doesn’t work, try updating your Trust Wallet app.
Enabling Trust Wallet DApp Browser With WalletConnect
WalletConnect is an open-source protocol that connects DApps to mobile wallets using deep links or QR code. You can try and go to the Trust Wallet’s Settings, and you’ll find the WalletConnect option. There, click on New Connection and scan the QR code of the DApp. Once done, you should officially have a connection to the DApp.
There are a few ways you can start using the Trust Wallet DApp Browser. While it’s easier on Android, it’s not impossible to add the same function to your iOS version of the app.
Trust Wallet is not the only web3 browser that’s dominating the market. Other popular options are 1inch Wallet, BitKeep, and MyEtherWallet.
I Get a “Deep Link Not Supported Message” – What Should I Do?
If you receive this message while trying to enable the browser with the URL, it’s most likely that you’re using an older version of Trust Wallet. Update the app and try again.
Why is It Harder to Enable Trust Browser on iOS?
Trust Wallet removed the DApp Browser option from its iOS version of the app due to a clash with Apple’s App Store guidelines. The only way to enable the browser option on the app is by using Safari and type the URL we previously mentioned. This only works for iOS —Android users only have to go to Settings and enable the DApp Browser option.
Is Trust Wallet Safe?
Trust Wallet is overall a safe cryptocurrency app and wallet. It implements a wide array of security methods and allows users to enable 2FA, facial recognition, password, and more. It’s also non-custodial, which means the private keys of your crypto belong to you, and not the app.
What is a Decentralized Exchange?
A decentralized exchange (DEX) is a type of DeFi (decentralized finance) platform that allows users to buy, sell, trade, swap, stake and farm cryptocurrencies, and many more options.
They are a popular alternative to centralized exchanges (CEX) since they use a different fee model; CEXs use order books and DEXs use Automated Market Makers (AMMs).
DEXs also offer users a vast variety of liquidity pools —which are essentially smart contracts where users deposit a pair of tokens hoping to maximize returns.
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