DApps browsers, also known as web3 browsers, allow you to connect to blockchain-based decentralized applications. Regular browsers aren’t compatible with decentralized applications, so they’re often required for cryptocurrency transactions.
While several types of DApps browsers are available, those using Trust Wallet will find that the app has its own browser. This article shows you how to activate that browser on your mobile device.
How to Enable Trustwallet Browser on an iPhone
Trust Wallet announced in June 2020 that the DApp browser feature had been removed from its app. This was done in order to comply with new App Store guidelines. While workarounds were available, a later Apple update rendered them obsolete.
Thankfully, you can still use WalletConnect to add a DApp browser to your Trust Wallet.
WalletConnect is an open-source protocol that works with a variety of wallets and decentralized applications. It allows you to connect a DApp to a mobile wallet by scanning a QR code. You can then use your iPhone to securely interact with the DApp instead of relying on an in-built DApp browser like the one Trust Wallet is no longer allowed to have.
The closest you can get to simulating a DApp browser inside Trust Wallet on iPhones is by using WalletConnect in conjunction with the PancakeSwap service. Keep these guidelines in mind.
- 1.Navigate to the PancakeSwap website in your Safari browser.
- 2.Click the “Connect” button at the top-right of the screen.
- Choose the “WalletConnect” option from the list provided.
- Make sure you’re still on the “Mobile” tab, then select “Trust” from the list of wallets available.
- “PancakeSwap wants to connect to your wallet,” your Trust Wallet app will tell you. Tap the “Connect” button to accept.
- The top-right corner of the PancakeSwap screen will show that your wallet is now connected. Carry out your transaction while keeping WalletConnect open to ensure a secure connection.
You can also use UniSwap to achieve the same result with these steps:
- Navigate to the UniSwap website in your Safari browser.
- Tap the “Connect Wallet” option in the center of the screen.
- Select “WalletConnect” from the list of options in the resulting pop-up.
- Another pop-up appears with links to several apps. Select “Trust.”
- Tap “Open” when prompted.
- Trust Wallet will automatically launch and ask you to confirm your desire to connect. Select “Connect” from the drop-down menu.
- Return to your browser and conduct your transaction while keeping WallerConnect open.
You don’t need to be concerned if you’ve previously used Trust Wallet’s DApp browser to interact with or manage your assets. Rather than storing these assets, your Trust Wallet serves as a portal to them. You can still manage all of your assets because they’re still on the blockchain. Due to Apple’s guidelines, you can’t use Trust Wallet’s old DApp browser.
Apple has made no official statements about why it is limiting or discontinuing support for DApps and DApp browsers. They may do so, however, because DApps threaten tech companies’ monopoly on app development regulation, such as Apple’s. To exert more control over Trust Wallet, Apple could have disabled the ability to use a DApp browser within the app.