Download MetaTrader 4

Create an IG account today to get access to our full MT4 offering, including a range of free indicators and add-ons. Follow the steps below to download MT4.

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

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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 spread betting or MT4 CFD account

5. Start the download process.

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

How to get 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:

  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play
  2. Search ‘MetaTrader 4’ and click download
  3. Open the MT4 app on your chosen device and sign in with your IG account

MT4 system requirements

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 16GB
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

FAQs

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 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.

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.

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 Windows

To install MT4 on Windows, follow the steps set out here. Once the download is complete, start the download wizard and follow the on-screen prompts.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.