How do I connect to dApps with the Exodus Browser Extension?

Connect to and explore dApps with the Exodus Browser Extension!


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What is a dApp connection?

DApp is an abbreviation of decentralized application. DApps are apps that you connect to with a crypto wallet or interact with by using blockchain technology.

While there are various types of dApps, all with different functions, many dApps require you to connect with a crypto wallet. By connecting a wallet, you can use that particular wallet with the dApp to confirm transactions and requests made from the dApp.

Now you can connect to Solana dApps with the Exodus Browser Extension!

If you want to read more about dApps, see the following guides:


How do I connect to a dApp with the Exodus Browser Extension?

Here is how to connect your Exodus Browser Extension to a dApp.

Currently, you can only connect to dApps on the Solana network.

If this is your first time using dApps, you may want to review our DeFi safety tips in our guide: Safety and security for DeFi and dApps 
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When you connect to a dApp, select Exodus. If you don't see Exodus on the list of wallets, enable Prioritize Exodus then select Phantom.

When Prioritize Exodus is enabled, you can select Phantom as your connection method and the dApp will connect to your Exodus Browser Extension. For more information, please see: How do I prioritize Exodus when connecting to dApps?

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A pop-up will ask if you want to connect to the dApp. Click Connect.

Please note: Only connect to dApps you trust. For more information on safety and security, see: How do I stay safe when connecting to dApps?

And that's it! You have now connected your Exodus Browser Extension to the dApp.


How do I approve a dApp transaction/request with the Exodus Browser Extension?

When connected to a dApp, transactions and requests made from the dApp will have to be approved and signed with your Exodus wallet. Let's go through how you can sign and approve transactions and requests with your Exodus Browser Extension.

Please note: If you have enabled automatic approvals for a dApp connection, any dApp requests will be automatically approved by your wallet. Your wallet will have to be unlocked for the auto-approve feature to work. For more information on the auto-approve function, please see: What is auto approve and how do I enable it?

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When you make a transaction or request from a dApp that has to be signed and approved by your Exodus Browser Extension, you will receive a pop-up with details to review.
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a) You can see the amount sent or used in the dApp request along with any network fees. Once you have reviewed the details, to approve the transaction, b) click Approve.

The request will complete as soon as the transaction confirms on the blockchain.


How do I manage my dApp connections?

Here are all the details on how to manage your dApp connections.

How do I remove a dApp connection?

Here is how you can disconnect and remove a dApp connection.

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Open your Exodus Browser Extension, a) click the menu icon, then b) click Connections.
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Next to the dApp connection you want to remove, click the delete icon.

You have now removed that dApp connection. If you want to use the dApp again, you can reconnect: How do I connect to a dApp with the Exodus Browser Extension?


What is auto approve and how do I enable it?

You have the option to allow your wallet to auto-approve requests made by dApp connections.

Please note: The auto-approve feature will only work if the wallet is unlocked. Please remember that crypto transactions are irreversible, and it is not possible to cancel or reverse a transaction or request approved by your wallet.

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To enable Auto approve for a dApp connection, a) click the menu icon, then b) click Connections.
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To enable automatic approvals for that dApp connection, click the checkbox next to Auto approve.
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To confirm that you want to enable auto-approvals, click Auto Approve.

You have now enabled automatic approvals for that dApp connection. You can disable auto-approvals by unchecking the Auto approve box.


How do I manage my connections by marking them as favorites?

To easily keep track of dApp connections, you can mark them as favorites.

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Open your Exodus Browser Extension and a) click the menu icon to open the menu. Next, b) click Connections.
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Here you will see all of your dApp connections. Click the star icon next to the dApp connection to mark it as a favorite.
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A dApp marked as a favorite will show up in your Favorites tab. If you want to remove a dApp from the Favorites tab, click the star again to uncheck it.

How do I connect to a dApp if Exodus isn't on the list?

The Prioritize Exodus feature is very helpful when you are trying to connect to dApps.

When Prioritize Exodus is enabled, Exodus is set as your default browser extension wallet. This means you can select Phantom as your connection method and the dApp will connect to the Exodus Browser Extension.

In order for this to be successful, you will have to disable Phantom wallet if it is installed.

Here is a guide on how to connect to dApps by using the Prioritize Exodus feature.

Please note: Currently, you can only connect to dApps on the Solana network.

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Open your Exodus wallet and a) click the menu icon, then b) click Settings.
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In Settings, toggle on Prioritize Exodus.
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Click Set.
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Once you have enabled Prioritize Exodus, a) refresh the dApp webpage. You can then connect to the dApp by b) selecting Phantom.

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A pop-up will appear asking if you want to connect the Exodus Browser Extension to the dApp. To confirm, click Connect.

Please note: Only connect to dApps you trust. For more information on staying safe, see: How do I stay safe when connecting to dApps?

And done! Your Exodus Browser Extension is connected to the dApp.


What if I get the error message that another browser extension is installed?

If you have enabled Prioritize Exodus while simultaneously having other browser extension wallets installed, you might see that the dApp attempts to connect with the other wallet instead of the Exodus Browser Extension.

If this is the case, you will see the following message: "We detected that you have another Solana browser extension installed. Please disable it to use Exodus."

To resolve this, you will have to temporarily disable the other Solana browser extension in order to use the Exodus Browser Extension. Here is a guide on how to disable a browser extension wallet in Google Chrome.

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To temporarily disable the wallet in your Chrome browser, a) click the three dots in the top right corner, b) click More Tools, and c) click Extensions.

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In the Extension menu, find the wallet you want to disable. You can disable the wallet by switching the toggle off.

Please note: You can enable the wallet again by switching the toggle on.

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And done! After disabling the other wallet, you can then connect to the dApp by enabling Prioritize Exodus.

How do I stay safe when connecting to dApps?

When connecting Exodus to a dApp, Exodus will never ask you to enter your 12-word phrase or your private keys. If a website or dApp asks you to enter your 12-word phrase or private key, it is a scam that is trying to steal your money.

See our article Common signs of a scam for more information.

Never use your 12-word phrase or private keys to make a dApp connection!

Only connect to trusted dApps. Before connecting to a dApp, make sure to do your own research on the dApp to know what you are connecting to, how the dApp works, the features, and the potential risks of using the dApp.

Never connect Exodus with any dApps you do not trust, and be careful of fake websites and phishing attempts. Always check that you are using the official website! You can find more information here: Don't validate your wallet! Phishing scams to watch out for

To learn more about security and safety when using DeFi and dApps, you can see this guide: Safety and security when using DeFi and dApps

After each session of using a dApp, it's a great security practice to disconnect from the dApp by removing the connection. You can always reconnect to the dApp if you want to use it again.

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