Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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. 71% 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.

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) for Mac

Download MT4 for Mac with us and take full advantage of our MetaTrader 4 offering – including 24-hour support, 99%+ server uptime, and a range of free indicators and platform add-ons. Find out how to get started.

Call 0800 195 3100 or send us an email with any questions about opening a trading or investment account between 8am and 6pm (UK time) on weekdays.

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Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

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MT4 on macOS: what you need to know

With us, you can now download and install MT4 directly on your macOS. This means that, as our client, you can run MT4 on your Mac without the need for additional software like Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop or Wine. The signup and download process is the same as if you were using a Windows PC.

How to download and install MT4 on Mac

  1. Create a live account with us for spread betting, CFDs or both
  2. Visit your ‘My IG’ dashboard and click on ‘Add an account’

3. Select an MT4 spread betting or MT4 CFD account

4. Give your consent for apps to be downloaded from identified developers. To do this, head to your Mac’s ‘System Preferences > Security and Privacy’ and select ‘Allow apps to be downloaded from: App Store and identified developers

5. Download MT4

6. Open ‘MetaTrader4.dmg’ from your ‘Downloads’ folder and drag the MT4 icon to your ‘Applications’ folder

7. Go to your ‘Applications’ folder and open the programme. You can now sign in with your IG account credentials

Features of MetaTrader 4 on macOS

Support around the clock
Get global access to MT4 platform specialists 24 hours a day

99%+ server uptime
Giving your algorithms the best conditions to operate in1

Premium service
Unlike others, we use our own institutional-grade technology for liquidity, pricing and execution

Expert Advisors
Automate your trading using algorithms that monitor markets 24/7 and execute trades for you

Autochartist
Identify key opportunities and receive trading alerts from reliable pattern-recognition software

Free Indicators and add-ons
Get six free technical indicators and 12 popular MT4 add-ons when downloading MT4 through us

Can I run an MT4 VPS on a Mac?

Yes, you can run an MT4 VPS on a Mac. Whereas MetaTrader 4 is now available for download on macOS, you can still choose to operate your MT4 via our fast and dependable Virtual Private Server (VPS) offering.

Many traders use a VPS for MT4 to reduce the chances that they will encounter technical problems during their time on the markets and ensure they benefit from fast execution. Additionally, you can run your algorithms and Expert Advisors 24/7, as they will be hosted virtually.

FAQs

What can I trade using MT4 on a Mac?

With us, you have access to over 80 markets on MT4. These include forex pairs, indices, commodities and more.

How do I update MT4?

MT4 updates automatically from within the terminal. The update system is always enabled, which means that you’re always using the newest version of MT4.

For more information about MT4, visit our page that 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 us.

Is an MT4 demo account available on macOS?

Yes, you can sign up for a MT4 demo account on a Mac. Our MetaTrader 4 demo has the same indicators and drawings as the live version of the MT4 platform, and over 80 markets to choose from.

You get £10,000 in virtual funds to trade however you like. You can deal on forex pairs, commodities, indices and more. With the wide variety of markets available on our MT4 demo, you can test your trading strategies and gain a feel for one of the most popular online trading platforms in a completely risk-free environment.

When you’re ready, you can then create a trading account with us and download a live version of MT4 by following our how to download MT4 guide.

What is a VPS?

A VPS is a virtual private server, which – in this case – hosts an online version of your MT4 platform. A VPS will generally have low latency and consistent uptime, which enables you to run your MT4 algorithms 24/7.

Because of this, virtual private servers are a popular option for traders who live in remote locations or who do not have access to the internet around the clock. They are also appealing to traders who wish to run their algorithms even when they themselves aren’t using the MT4 trading platform.

A VPS supports all the functionality associated with the MT4 platform, including the full range of indicators and add-ons. When you trade using our MT4 VPS, your order is still executed on our servers, and you still get access to the same markets as our standard MT4 offering.

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MT4 is a popular online trading platform that can be used to automate your trading.

Perform technical analysis and customise your MT4 platform with free indicators and add-ons.

Learn more about using our virtual private servers to run your MT4 algorithms 24/7.

1 99.96% MT4 platform uptime per six months from 1st January 2020.