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. Visit your My IG dashboard
3. Click on ‘add an account’ at the bottom right of the screen
4. Select an MT4 CFD account
How to install MT4 on Mobile
MT4 is also available as a mobile platform, which you can use with an IG account to access our unique MT4 offering. To download MT4 on mobile:
- Go to the App Store or Google Play
- Search ‘MetaTrader 4’ and click download
- Open the MT4 app on your chosen device and sign in with your IG account
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|
|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|
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 which explains 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.
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.