Trust Wallet and Metamask are the two most popular non-custodial crypto wallets right now with both offering users full control over their crypto assets by providing the secret recovery phrase (or private key) to their wallets when the wallet is created.
One of the most important features of non-custodial crypto wallets like Trust Wallet and Metamask is the ability to effortlessly import your wallets across multiple crypto wallet apps that supports importing wallets either via private key or seed phrase.
It is common knowledge that Trust Wallet is only available on mobile (Android & iOS) and while there are some tweaks to using Trust Wallet on PC, we generally recommend installing the Metamask extension on your preferred browser and importing the wallet to Metamask to you want to access your Trust Wallet funds on PC.
Thanks to recovery phrases, importing one crypto wallet to the other is an easy procedure and in the guide, you will learn how to import Trust Wallet to Metamask quickly.
- 1 How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Easily (Full Guide)
- 1.1 How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Extension
- 1.1.1 Step 1: Open the Trust Wallet app on your device and tap on [Settings].
- 1.1.2 Step 2: Next, tap on [Wallets] and select a wallet to export.
- 1.1.3 Step 3: Tap [Show Recovery Phrase].
- 1.1.4 Step 4: Check [I understand the risks] and tap on [CONTINUE] to reveal your wallet’s recovery phrase.
- 1.1.5 Step 5: Tap on [COPY] to copy your recovery phrase.
- 1.1.6 Step 6: Install the Metamask extension on your browser and launch it.
- 1.1.7 Step 7: Click on [Get Started].
- 1.1.8 Step 8: Click on [Import Wallet].
- 1.1.9 Step 9: Click [I Agree], input your recovery phrase, and set a password.
- 1.1.10 Step 10: Click on [All Done] to view your wallet
- 1.2 How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Mobile App
- 1.1 How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Extension
- 2 Can’t Find Your BNB Balance And Other Tokens After Importing Trust Wallet To Metamask?
- 3 Wrapping Up
How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Easily (Full Guide)
Unlike Trust Wallet which is only available on mobile, the Metamask wallet is available on both desktop (via a browser extension) and a mobile app so this guide will cover the steps on how to migrate from Trust Wallet to the Metamask extension and mobile app.
Update: Trust Wallet now has an official web browser extension just like Metamask. You can download and install the extension on your browser directly on the Trust Wallet website.
How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Extension
Here is how you can import Trust Wallet to the Metamask browser extension on PC/Mac.
Step 1: Open the Trust Wallet app on your device and tap on [Settings].
The first step in this process is to launch the Trust Wallet app on your mobile device (Android or iOS), then tap on [Settings] in the bottom navigation menu to load the Trust Wallet Settings page.
Step 2: Next, tap on [Wallets] and select a wallet to export.
On the Trust Wallet settings page, tap on [Wallets] to show a list of all your available wallets.
Next, select the wallet you want to export to Metamask and click on the 3 vertical dots beside it to show the details of the wallet.
Step 3: Tap [Show Recovery Phrase].
On the page containing the details of the selected wallet, tap on [Show Recovery Phrase] to reveal the recovery phrase of the wallet.
Step 4: Check [I understand the risks] and tap on [CONTINUE] to reveal your wallet’s recovery phrase.
On the next page, Trust Wallet will warn you about the risks associated with exposing your recovery phrase, tick [I understand the risks], and hit the [CONTINUE] button.
Step 5: Tap on [COPY] to copy your recovery phrase.
Tap on [COPY] to copy your recovery phrase to the clipboard.
If you don’t have any way to share your phone’s clipboard with your PC, just write the recovery phrase down on a piece of paper or type it into your computer’s notes/notepad app then proceed with the next step.
Step 6: Install the Metamask extension on your browser and launch it.
Since you now have your Trust Wallet recovery phrase, the next step will be to install the Metamask extension on your browser.
Metamask is available on the Google Chrome Webstore, Firefox add-ons store, and the Edge add-ons store for Microsoft Edge users. If you’re using the Brave browser, you can install Metamask directly from the Chrome Webstore.
NOTE: Make sure you install Metamask ONLY from the official sources using the links above. Many fake Metamask extensions out there looking to steal your passphrase and eventually, your crypto so beware!
Once the extension is installed successfully, click on the Metamask Icon to launch Metamask on your browser. You can find the icon in your browser’s extensions panel located at the top right corner by the right of the address bar.
Step 7: Click on [Get Started].
On the Metamask welcome page, click on [Get Started] to start setting up your wallet.
Step 8: Click on [Import Wallet].
On the next page, click on [Import Wallet] to import the wallet on Trust Wallet to Metamask.
Step 9: Click [I Agree], input your recovery phrase, and set a password.
Click on [I Agree] on the next page.
Next, paste the recovery phrase you copied/noted down from Trust Wallet earlier and set a password that will be used to access your wallet on Metamask. If you wrote this down on a sheet of paper, just type it in.
Tick “Show Secret Recovery Phrase” to view the recovery phrase you typed in/pasted, then confirm if it matches the recovery phrase on Trust Wallet. You can untick this after confirming.
Finally, click on [Import] to import your wallet.
Step 10: Click on [All Done] to view your wallet
Finally, click on [All Done] to view your newly imported wallet on Metamask.
With this, you have successfully imported Trust Wallet to the Metamask extension.
How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Mobile App
To import Trust Wallet to the Metamask mobile app, you need to get your recovery phrase.
Please follow Steps 1 to 5 above to get your Trust Wallet recovery phrase. Once you have the recovery phrase, follow the guide below and import Trust Wallet to the Metamask Android or iOS app.
Step 1: Install the Metamask mobile app and tap on [Get Started]
Once the app is installed, launch the Metamask app by tapping on the Metamask icon in the apps menu then tap on [Get Started] to start setting up your wallet.
Step 2: Select [Import using Secret Recovery Phrase]
On the Wallet Setup page, tap on [Import using Secret Recovery Phrase] to import your wallet to Metamask.
Step 3: Tap on [I Agree], paste your recovery phrase, and set a password for the wallet.
Tap on [I Agree] to accept the Metamask terms.
On the next page, paste your Trust Wallet recovery phrase in the “Secret Recovery Phrase” section then set a password that will be used to access the Metamask wallet later on.
Next, type in your password again in the “Confirm password” field and tap on [IMPORT] to import your wallet to Metamask using the set recovery phrase.
With this, you have successfully imported Trust Wallet to the Metamask mobile app.
Can’t Find Your BNB Balance And Other Tokens After Importing Trust Wallet To Metamask?
Had some BNB (Smart Chain) on the wallet before importing it to Metamask and you can’t find it any longer?
Well, that is because Metamask is only configured to work with the Ethereum blockchain by default so when you import a wallet with coins/tokens on other blockchains, you might not find them there.
Don’t worry though as this is easily fixable and you can get your BNB (or other tokens) back on Metamask. Fixing the issue requires you to add the Binance Smart Chain to your Metamask wallet.
To do that on the Metamask browser extension, launch the extension login into your account. Next, click on [Ethereum Mainnet] > Add Network. After that, input the details below and click [Save].
- Network Name – Binance Smart Chain
- New RPC URL – https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
- Chain ID – 56
- Symbol – BNB
- Block Explorer URL – https://bscscan.com
You can get a complete guide to adding the Binance Smart Chain to your Metamask Wallet (Extension & Mobile app) here.
Once you have added the Binance Smart Chain to your Metamask wallet, ensure that the Binance Smart Chain is the selected network on your wallet and you should see the BNB balance like you could on Trust Wallet.
To view other tokens, you need to add each token to your Metamask wallet manually. You can check out our guide on how to add custom tokens to Metamask to learn how to do that easily.
Well, that will be it on importing Trust Wallet to Metamask.
Once you have the correct recovery phrase, you can import your wallet across multiple crypto wallet platforms and apps by just inputting the phrase and setting up a new password.
If you do not wish to use the said wallet on Trust Wallet any longer, you can delete the wallet from Trust Wallet and use Metamask as your default wallet client.
If you were searching for a way to import a wallet on Trust Wallet to either the Metamask browser extension or the Metamask mobile app for Android or iOS, we hope this guide helped you do that easily (and successfully).