How to use Metamask on Mobile (iOS and Android)

Being the most famous browser extension that allows the users to run dApps, store Ethereum and other ERC20 tokens without being part of the Ethereum network as an Ethereum Node, Metamask now has it’s mobile version!

MetaMask launched a mobile wallet application for iOS and Android users last September 3, 2020.

Mobile users of Metamask can receive and send digital assets, as well as store non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in it. The mobile wallet has several awesome features and one of it is the sync option that allows the desktop version users to sync their mobile wallet with their desktop wallet by scanning a QR code.

Installation guide (Android mobile)

The users of Android can download the MetaMask mobile wallet application from the Google Play Store.

After the installation, a pop-up window will show and it will give you three different tasks that’s related to the installation of the wallet.

  • Create A New Wallet
  • Import Using Seed Phrase
  • Sync With MetaMask Extension

How to Create a new wallet

If you are a new user, you will need to choose Create A New Wallet.

First it will tell you to set-up a wallet password. Then after the password setup, it will display your12-word key phrase which you need to copy and safely store anywhere you want. At the last step, you will need to verify the key phrases and the app will let you use the wallet.

This is how the wallet landing page will look like:

How to Import a wallet:

This option for importing a wallet lets you import your existing wallets in a new device. By giving your private keys or by scanning a QR code, MetaMask gives you the option to authorize your wallet . Your wallet will be imported if you can provide the correct details.

The landing page of the wallet has the details of different tokens that a user holds.

How to Sync with MetaMask extension

Importing your desktop extension account to your new device is what this feature allows.

Here’s how to connect extension with mobile:

  1. Open the extension on desktop
  2. Go to Setting-> Advanced
  3. Click on Sync with Mobile
  4. Scan the QR code to start syncing

Note: By syncing the desktop browser extension with a mobile wallet will remove all your existing mobile wallet accounts.

How to create a new wallet

If you are a new user choose to Create A New Wallet.

At first, it will ask to set-up a wallet password. Once the password was setup, the application will display a 12-word key phrase which you need to store safely. In the final step, the app will ask you to verify the key phrases and let you use the wallet.

This is how the wallet landing page will look like:

Import wallet

The import wallet option allows you to import your existing wallets in a new device. MetaMask gives you the option to import your wallet by providing private keys or by scanning a QR code. Provide the correct details and your wallet will be imported.

The wallet landing page has the details of various tokens that a user holds.

How to Sync with MetaMask extension

This will allow you to import your desktop extension account to your new device.

See the steps on how to connect extension with mobile:

  1. Open the extension on desktop
  2. Go to Setting-> Advanced
  3. Click on Sync with Mobile
  4. Scan the QR code to start syncing

Note: By syncing the desktop browser extension with a mobile wallet will remove all your existing mobile wallet accounts.

Send

The Send option lets you send tokens to another account. Enter the recipient address and the token type and value.

Receive

Through this option, you can share your public address and QR code to receive tokens.

MetaMask allows you to share your address through many social platforms like Twitter, Telegram, Whatsapp, etc.

Add token

This option allows you to add any token/custom token to your existing wallet. To add a custom token, search by giving the contract address of the token.

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Collectibles

This tab contains the details of different collectibles(ERC-721 tokens) that a user holds. Using the MetaMask mobile wallet, you can send, receive, and add collectibles.

Browser

Interacting with a different decentralized application that the platform supports is what this option lets you do. You can easily see a huge number of applications if you navigate through the dApp browser, and they are categorized into seven different main sections:

  • DeFi
  • Get Crypto
  • Art & Collectibles
  • Exchanges
  • Developer Tools
  • Market
  • Social

Transaction history

This tab has all the transaction details that the user did.

Settings

The Settings tab allows you to do several setup and admin-related work, like managing contacts and wallets, private keys, seed phrase, privacy setup, language and currency preference, custom network setup, walletconnect, and many more.

Connect with Uniswap

MetaMask mobile wallet lets their users connect with Uniswap and other dApps through walletconnect.

Connect to Uniswap by following these steps:

Navigate to Decentralized Exchanges.

Go to the Browser tab in your mobile wallet application and Select Decentralized Exchanges.

Select Uniswap

The Uniswap landing page will open.

Connect your wallet.

Walletconnect is done with Uniswap. Now you can perform any operation on the Uniswap platform.

Platform operation (swap)

Click on Confirm Swap if you are satisfied with the transaction parameter. After that, the transaction will be submitted.

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