Manually connecting to a dapp

Usually, when you try and connect to a dapp by clicking a 'connect with MetaMask' button—or something with similar wording—MetaMask will pop up and ask if you're happy to do so.

If the dapp to which you're trying to connect doesn't automatically prompt you to connect your MetaMask, or for whatever reason you want to initiate the connection manually, follow these steps:

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Navigate to the site you want to manually connect to, and then click on the MetaMask Extension icon in the browser toolbar in the top-right:

MetaMask manual connect

In MetaMask, click on the three dots menu in the upper right corner, and then on Connected sites:

MetaMask find connected sites extension

Click the Manually connect to current site button at the bottom of the list.


This button will not appear if one of your other accounts is connected to the dapp, or if you have another wallet installed in your browser that has an account connected to the dapp. If you're in this position, check through connected sites in MetaMask for each account by following the instructions here. If the issue persists, check the accounts in your other wallet clients.

MetaMask manually connect to dapp extension

Next, select the account(s) you want to connect, then follow the prompts to confirm the process:

MetaMask manually connect to dapp extension

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