Advanced gas controls are an optional feature that gives you more control over the gas you pay in GPEX Wallet. For more information on gas, see our guide.
The methods for turning on and using advanced gas controls vary depending on which version of GPEX Wallet you're using. However, regardless of the version of GPEX Wallet you're using, keep this in mind:
- The gas limit
- The gas limit is the maximum amount of gas you are willing to spend in order to carry out a transaction or EVM operation.
- The max priority fee
- The max priority fee, also referred to as the "miner tip", goes to the miner or validator, and incentivizes them to prioritize your transaction. Most often, the value you put in for "max priority fee" will be the amount you pay.
- The max fee
- The max fee is the total, global amount paid for your transaction: base fee + priority fee.
Remember that gas you pay is not charged or collected by GPEX Wallet, and not something we can control.
Click on your account icon, then find 'Advanced gas controls' under 'Advanced' in the settings menu:
Once you've flicked this switch, the option to 'Edit' gas will appear when sending a transaction:
Clicking on 'edit' should allow you to modify the three applicable fields as follows:
Enhanced Gas UI
Since the introduction of EIP-1559 in August 2021, we've been working on improving your control over the gas you set and pay. As a result, you can now enable a feature called Enhanced Gas UI in settings. Currently only available on Extension, this new feature aligns the user experience more closely with the gas market now that EIP-1559 has changed how it behaves.
For a deep dive and more content, see our website page.
What's the difference between advanced gas controls and the Enhanced Gas UI?
Advanced gas controls is a current feature available to all Mobile and Extension users. It allows you to customise a transaction's gas limit, max priority fee, and max fee.
Enhanced Gas UI is an opt-in feature currently only available on Extension under Settings > Experimental. It is a redesign prompted by EIP-1559 which improves the experience of adjusting gas settings. It incorporates changes to the existing advanced gas controls options.
What are the main features?
How to enable and use the Enhanced Gas UI
The enhanced UI is a currently an experimental feature, and only in Extension. To find it, tap your account icon and click settings, then scroll down to 'Experimental'. Find the option and enable it: