Download MetaTrader 4

You can download MT4 directly from IG, and the steps to do so are explained below. With IG, MT4 can be downloaded using several web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Regardless of which browser you use, you should follow the steps below to download MT4 with IG.

How to download MT4

Downloading MetaTrader 4 from IG is simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide explaining how.

1. Create a live IG account

2. Once you have an account, visit your My IG dashboard

3. Click on ‘add an account’ at the bottom right of the screen

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4. Select an MT4 CFD account

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5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the download process.

If you have trouble logging in, check our MT4 help and support area.

How to install MT4 on Windows

Once you’ve started the download process, the steps to install MT4 are different depending on which device you wish to install MT4 on. Here’s how to install MT4 on a Windows device:

1. Create a trading account with your preferred provider

2. Follow this link to download MT4

3. Click on the ‘IG setup’ window in the bottom left of your screen

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4. Select ‘run’ and follow the instructions in the install wizard popup

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How to install MT4 on Mac

MT4 has been designed to be used on a PC. This is because it uses a .NET framework, which is not supported on Mac. With that being said, there are methods that you can use to launch MT4 on a Mac, such as using a VPS or third-party software available directly from the MetaTrader 4 website.

Before going ahead and installing MT4 on a Mac, you should research your chosen method carefully. This is because the process may be unstable and could cause damage to your computer. Please remember that non-official websites which promise to show you how to install MT4 on a Mac could be infected with malware.

How to install MT4 on mobile

Follow the step-by-step tutorials below and learn how to install the MT4 mobile app on your iOS or Android device.

How to download MT4 for iOS

MT4 can be used on your handheld iOS devices. MetaTrader 4 for iOS can be used on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. To run the MT4 app on one of these devices, the device must be updated to iOS 4.0 or later.

  1. Visit the app store
  2. Type in ‘MetaTrader 4’
  3. Select the MetaTrader 4 app
  4. Click ‘get’
  5. Open the MT4 app on your iOS device and sign in with your IG account

How to install MT4 for Android

MT4 for Android requires your device, whether that be a phone or tablet, to be powered by Android OS 2.1 or higher.

  1. Visit the Google Play app store
  2. Type in ‘MetaTrader 4’
  3. Select the MetaTrader 4 app
  4. Click ‘install’
  5. Open the MT4 app on your Android device and sign in with your IG account

FAQs

What are the MT4 system requirements?

There are some system requirements for using the MT4 platform. Below you’ll find a table with the minimum and recommended system requirements to install and run MT4 on your computer.

MT4 Minimum requirements Recommended requirements
Operating system Windows server 2012 RS Standard x64 Windows server 2016 standard x64
CPU Intel i7 4xxx series quad-core or higher Intel Xeon E3, E5 series quad-core or higher
RAM 8GB 16 GB
HDD RAID-1 array with 2x1 TB SATA HDDS RAID-1 array with two 480GB SSDs
Monitor resolution 1280x800 1280x800 or more
Network 100 Mbit/s Ethernet with 10Mbit/s bandwidth 100 Mbit/s Ethernet with 50Mbit/s bandwidth

How do I update MT4?

MT4 updates automatically from within the terminal. The update system is always enabled, and it cannot be disabled, which means that you are always using the newest version of MT4.

For more information about MT4, visit our page on what MT4 is and how you use it – as well as the range of MetaTrader 4 indicators and add-ons you get for free when you download MT4 from IG.