How to Connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet — 2 Easy Steps

How to Connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet — 2 Easy Steps

Crypto Wallets DeFi
by Julian Lopez-Acosta
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Ever heard of PancakeSwap? It's one of the leading decentralized exchanges (DEX) on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), with a steady increase in its user base since its launch in late 2020.
How to Connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet

Not only is it the most trusted automated market maker (AMM) on the BSC network, but it also has the largest pool of staked assets.

The thing is, DEXs can be pretty intimidating to new users. You can’t call customer support if a transaction fails⁠, it’s completely decentralized, and everyone you deal with remains anonymous under the cloak of web3. 

But if you’re looking to say a big “f*ck you” to the patriarchy, or you’re sick and tired of web2 and you’ve opened up an account with Trust Wallet, this article is for you.

How to connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet, you ask? Let me take you through two easy steps to get you started on your DEX journey on both Android and iOS.

First off, what’s PancakeSwap?

As I said, it’s the biggest and baddest DEX on Binance Smart Chain—a blockchain running parellel to the OG Binance Chain, with smart contract programmability and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility. 

If you don’t know what this means, don’t worry. In sum, BSC is just like the Ethereum Mainnet⁠—users can create DApps, blockchain-based games, and the holy grail of blockchain: DeFi

So instead of going on Coinbase and helping prop up a multi-billion dollar company with your trading fees, you can exchange crypto without needing an intermediary. It’s an entirely trustless environment, consisting of liquidity pools with two cryptocurrencies per.

Earn page PancakeSwap

Each liquidity pool uses a specific formula ($abc * $xyz = $ttt) to maintain a balance between the assets in the pool, thus producing a market price for the representative token ($ttt).

And this is why you can go onto PancakeSwap and exchange tokens without a hassle. You’re trading fees on the platform go towards everyday normal people running the liquidity pools… not a Fortune 500 company.

What about Trust Wallet?

If you want learn how to connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet, you first need to know why Trust Wallet is part of the equation.

Trust Wallet may not offer the complete package like MetaMask, but it does have quite a couple of other features going for it.

It includes a roster of over 1 million cryptocurrencies and NFTs, which can all be bought from the tips of your fingers. It’s also incredibly convenient to set up on your smartphone. Just a couple of clicks, and that’s it!

The standout, though? Trust Wallet’s native support for PancakeSwap is what makes the DeFi protocol and wallet go hand-in-hand. The Trust Wallet DApp Browser lets users stake convertible CAKE token (PancakeSwap’s token) and navigate the DEX seamlessly, all in a safe environment.

How to connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet

The moment you’ve been waiting for: how to connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet. It isn’t too hard, but a couple of steps may be tricky along the way.

Before you get started, you have to know one thing: although the steps for connecting PancakeSwap to Trust wallet are similar on iOS and Android, there are differences, noticeably in the first step.

Fret not, as it isn’t too bad. Make sure you download the Trust Wallet app on your smartphone and create a wallet before we dive right in.

Android

Step 1: Enable Trust Wallet’s DApp Browser

First and foremost, open up the Trust Wallet app on your Android smartphone.

How to connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet

Scroll down to the bottom navigation bar and tap on the Settings icon. From here, a menu will pop up with several options. Click on the Preferences tab and enable the “DApp Browser” toggle. 

Once that’s done, you’ll see something new on the homepage: a DApp Browser menu option towards the bottom of the page. Easy enough, right?

Step 2: Connect to PancakeSwap

PancakeSwap Connect DApp page Trust Wallet

All done? Hit the DApp button on the home screen and click PancakeSwap (it should be one of the first options as most Trust Wallet natives use it).

Once you’ve clicked it, the connect button will pop up, and all you have to do is follow the prompt.

iOS

Trust Wallet took a hit on iOS devices in June 2021⁠—the DApp Browser was removed altogether due to infringement of App Store guidelines.

Fortunately, there is a workaround, and it isn’t too complicated.

If you’re looking for how to connect PancakeSwap to Trust Wallet on iOS specifically, WalletConnect is your best friend. It’ll bypass the DApp Browser as you can simply use Safari to link your Trust Wallet to PancakeSwap.

In case you’re wondering what the deal is with WalletConnect, it’s an open-source protocol allowing users to connect to web3 software to crypto wallets. 

It’s not only compatible with Trust Wallet, but it’s also integrated with all key crypto wallets like MetaMask, Ledger Live, and Crypto.com’s DeFi Wallet.

Step 1: Open Safari and access PancakeSwap

Begin by opening your Safari browser, then type in (or click the link):

pancakeswap.finance

Next, click Connect, and choose WalletConnect from the list of crypto wallets. 

PancakeSwap Trust Wallet Connect iOS

You’ll get another pop-up here, almost the same as the last one. Make sure you’re on the Mobile tab and click Trust Wallet again.

Step 2: Connect to PancakeSwap

You’ll be switched to the Trust Wallet app automatically after the last step. After this, a message will notify you that PancakeSwap wants to connect to your wallet.

WalletConnect PancakeSwap page

Click Connect at the bottom, then you’ll see another screen with info like the status, what DApp you’re connected to, and your address. It’ll also prompt you to go back to your browser so you can begin trading crypto on the platform.

Once you’re on PancakeSwap on your browser, double-check in the right-hand corner to see if you’re wallet is connected. Also, ensure you don’t close your Trust Wallet and keep PancakeSwap on Active status.