This guide explains how to connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap. We provide you with two options to connect to PancakeSwap from your Trust Wallet app, either via the desktop using WalletConnect or direct from your mobile device.
PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that runs on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), making it a fast and cost-effective alternative to Uniswap, which runs on Ethereum. Allowing users to swap and earn from crypto assets on the Binance Smart Chain.
To interact with PancakeSwap, users must connect to an easy-to-use and secure wallet like the Trust Wallet. So, let’s dive in and learn how to connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap.
How to Connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap
To connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap, you must use either the WalletConnect feature or directly from within your Trust wallet. The process of connecting to PancakeSwap is simple to follow, and we´ll show you both options in this guide.
In a recent post, we told you that the DApp browser was removed from the Trust wallet for iOS users to comply with the new Apple app store guidelines. We also provided you with a workaround on how to add the DApp Browser to Trust Wallet. Unfortunately, a further Apple update has now stopped this from working.
If you’re unfamiliar with Trust Wallet and want to get started, check out our Trust Wallet tutorial.
Option 1: Connect Trust Wallet to Pancakeswap with WalletConnect
This step-by-step guide will show you how to connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap using the WalletConnect option from within your Trust Wallet and connect to a browser on your desktop/laptop.
How to Connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap using WalletConnect (on desktop/laptop)
Total Time: 10 minutes
Go to the PancakeSwap Website.
Open a browser (desktop or laptop) & navigate to PancakeSwap.Finance
Connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap
On the Home Page, you must select “Connect Wallet” in the top right.
You can choose WalletConnect or Trust Wallet; both will provide a similar outcome.
Open Trust Wallet App on your Phone
Open the Trust Wallet app on your phone and go to “Settings“, and select “WalletConnect“.
Scan the QR Code
You will now need to connect WalletConnect to PancakeSwap, by scanning the QR with your phone.
On your Trust Wallet app, select “New Connection” & scan the QR code on your browser.
You will be prompted with “PancakeSwap wants to connect to your wallet” select “Connect.” & go back to your browser.
Please note the connection may take a few seconds. Can’t connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap? If it fails, close down the app and try again.
Congratulations! Trust Wallet is now Connected to PancakeSwap.
Trust Wallet will now be connected to PancakeSwap.
Keep WalletConnect open on Trust Wallet to ensure the connection remains established.
Option 2: Connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet via Mobile Device
You can also use PancakeSwap from your mobile device (and not in conjunction with a desktop/laptop). This will be the closest experience to using the previous Trust Wallet DApp browser that was removed to comply with the new Apple app store guidelines in 2020.
How to connect to PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet (using a mobile device)
- Open a browser on your mobile device and navigate to PancakeSwap.finance
- On the PancakeSwap home page, select “Connect” in the top right corner.
- PancakeSwap will provide a list of supported wallets. For this example, you can select either “WalletConnect” or “Trust Wallet“.
- If you have selected Trust Wallet, a second tab will open up in your mobile browser. Select “Open in Trust Wallet“.
- You will then be directed to your Trust Wallet app to confirm the connection with PancakeSwap. You will see a prompt with “PancakeSwap wants to connect to your wallet“. You will need to select “Connect” from the bottom of your screen.
- Congratulations! PancakeSwap will now be connected to your Trust Wallet.
What is PancakeSwap?
PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The popular crypto platform lets users easily swap, stake, and farm cryptocurrencies. As an automated market maker (AMM), PancakeSwap relies on liquidity pools instead of traditional order books. This allows PancakeSwap to offer low training fees and a low-cost alternative to traditional exchanges, making it a popular choice for traders and investors.
What is WalletConnect?
WalletConnect is an open-source protocol supported by many different decentralized applications (DApps) and wallets. Allowing users to connect decentralized applications to mobile wallets by scanning a QR code with their mobile phone camera.
When connecting Trust Wallet with WalletConnect, users can interact securely with DApps using their mobile without using the inbuilt Trust wallet DApp Browser.
What is the Trust Wallet DApp Browser?
The Trust Wallet DApp browser is a fully functional Web3 browser that can be used to interact with the supported apps. It provides a simple and secure connection between you and Binance Smart Chain or Ethereum-based DApps, including the likes of PancakeSwap, SushiSwap, and UniSwap.
Why was the Trust Wallet DApp Browser Removed?
The DApp Browser was removed for iOS users (not Android) by Trust wallet in June 2020 to comply with the new Apple app store guidelines. All apps on Apple’s iOS must conform to a certain set of guidelines to be able to be listed in the App Store.
Unfortunately, DApps, are deemed as “code not embedded in the (app) binary” and therefore need to meet the criteria to be allowed in an iOS app.
Although the Trust Wallet team tried to resolve this issue, they had to remove the feature from future app releases. Many users (including Every Bit Helps) found a solution by adding the Dapp Browser back to the Trust wallet App. However, this hack is no longer possible following Apple’s latest update.
Can’t Connect Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap?
If PancakeSwap doesn’t connect to Trust Wallet, try closing the app and restarting it. Alternatively, if you lose the connection, ensure that you have WalletConnect open on Trust Wallet.
Is there a PancakeSwap Mobile App?
PancakeSwap does not have a mobile app. Like other decentralised apps like UniSwap, you can only connect to their site via WalletConnect. Please be aware of apps pretending to be associated with PancakeSwap.
How to withdraw to a bank account using PancakeSwap?
PancakeSwap does not support FIAT currencies. Therefore, you will not be able to withdraw directly back to a bank account and will first need to withdraw your crypto to an exchange that supports FIAT markets.
Check out our guide to learn how to withdraw from Trust Wallet to a bank account.
How to Buy on PancakeSwap with Trust Wallet?
Unfortunately, you can’t buy crypto on PancakeSwap with FIAT currencies using the likes of a credit or debit card. With PancakeSwap, you can only swap coins in your Trust Wallet.
How to Swap Tokens on PancakeSwap?
If you´re unsure how to swap your tokens on PancakeSwap, you can check out our Beginners Guide on How to Use PancakeSwap.