Due to the fact that many people today actively use smartphones, software developers designed for trading binary options and Forex could not ignore this trend. Because of this, in particular, a mobile version of MT4 for Android has appeared, which is intended for smartphones and tablets with this operating system. With MetaTrader 4, users can analyze charts and stay abreast of market changes at all times.


MetaTrader 4 on Android: analysis of the mobile version

Before you start reviewing the application, you need to download MT4 for Android. The program is freely available. You can download MT4 for Android from Google Market , where the latest version of the application is located.

After downloading and installing MT4, you can register a free demo account , and if you already have an account, you can log into it using your personal username and password. After logging into the mobile platform, a window will open with a chart showing current quotes for popular assets:


To open a new demo account or log into another one, you need to go to “Account Management”:

account management

In this section, all your accounts will be visible, between which you can switch. To add a new account, you need to click the “+” button located in the upper right corner:

add new account

Regardless of whether you want to open a new demo account or connect to an existing one, you will need to choose a broker . When connecting an account, you will then need to enter your data, and if you open a demo account, then enter information about yourself:

opening a demo account

After completing the described actions, the system automatically loads current quotes, providing the opportunity to trade without risk.

MT4 main screen for Android

From the main quotes screen, you can add new assets. To add a trading asset, you will need to click on the plus sign (moved to the right). After this, the desired currency pair is displayed on the main screen, which will be located at the bottom of the list:

add a new currency pair

To remove unnecessary assets, you need to click on the pencil icon, which is located next to the “+”:

edit list

When you click on an asset, a new menu opens where you can:

  1. open a new deal;
  2. open chart;
  3. view the properties of the tool;
  4. select detailed window mode.

quote functions

The detailed window mode will allow you to monitor the ASK and BID prices, as well as the highs and lows for the day:

detailed mode

By clicking on any of the assets, you can open the chart by selecting “Open chart”:

chart for android

Opening trades through MetaTrader 4 on Android

You can open trades in MT4 on Android both through the menu with quotes and from the chart. In the menu with quotes, you must select “New deal”. To carry out transactions on the market from the chart, you need to click on the “sheet with a plus” icon:

new order from the chart

To open transactions, you can select the order type, specify the lot, set a stop loss and take profit, and then click on Buy or Sell to complete the transaction:

types of orders

There are five order types to choose from:

  1. Immediate execution (by market);
  2. Buy Limit;
  3. Sell ​​Limit;
  4. Buy Stop;
  5. Sell ​​Stop.

making a deal

How to work with open positions in MT4 for Android

After opening an order, the trader can gain access to additional tools for working with open positions. To see all your transactions, in the menu you need to go to the “Trading” tab, where there will be information about transactions and your trading account:

trading history

If you click on a deal, a window will open with detailed information about stop loss, take profit, tax, swap, commission and ID:

transaction information

When you long press a trade, a menu will open where you can:

  1. Close order;
  2. Open a new order;
  3. Change order;
  4. Open chart.

If you choose to change the order, you can change the stop loss and take profit. If you click on “Close order”, you can close it partially or completely:

closing the deal

Working with a chart in MetaTrader 4 for Android

You can switch to the chart in MT4 on Android both from the menu with transactions and from the basic menu by selecting “Charts”. Initially, the chart opens with indicators , which can be removed from the chart if desired. The chart itself works in horizontal and vertical mode. Horizontal mode looks like this:

vertical mode

This is what vertical mode looks like:

horizontal mode

In the menu above the chart you can select:

  1. Crosshair;
  2. Indicators;
  3. Assets:
  4. Timeframes ;
  5. Opening orders.

panel above the graph

A partial set of these functions, plus the construction of graphic objects, can be called up by clicking on the screen with the graph. There is also a menu at the bottom of the chart where you can go to:

  2. graphics;
  3. transactions;
  4. transaction history;
  5. news;
  6. messages.

functions on a graph

To delete and add new indicators, click on the “functions” icon (f). After this, a list with available indicators will open. Here you can either add a new tool or edit the one you are using. To delete, click on the “trash” icon, and to add, click on “f+”:

adding indicators

In MT4 for Android you cannot add new indicators and you can only use the basic ones that are in the Windows version. This limitation is typical for most mobile versions of trading platforms. Despite this, the developers have built into MetaTrader 4 a sufficient number of indicators that are used by most traders. Among them you can find the following:


Having selected the appropriate indicator for analysis, you can enter the necessary data, namely select the period, color, and so on:

indicator settings

After setting up the indicator, you need to click on the “Finish” button and the indicator will be added to the chart:

indicators on the chart

The application also allows you to add graphic objects, of which there are more than twenty. These are squares, trend lines, levels, channels and the like:

graphic objects

To add them, you need to click on the chart screen and select the icon with shapes in the radial menu. After this, you can select the desired element by clicking on the plus in the upper corner of the screen. In the menu that opens, select a graphic element and configure it. Graphic elements are useful when it is necessary, for example, to plot support and resistance levels:

levels on the chart

Added elements can be moved or changed. You can delete unnecessary items by clicking on the trash can icon in the menu with items. You can add an unlimited number of objects.

You can make additional settings for graphs. To do this, select “Settings” in the side menu. Here in the “Charts” section you can enable or change:

  • Chart type (candles, bars, line);
  • OHLC (opening, closing, max. and min. prices);
  • Data window (information when using crosshairs);
  • Display of volumes (meaning tick volumes);
  • Trading levels (stop loss and take profit levels);
  • Independent charts (the ability to display graphical objects on all timeframes of the selected trading asset);
  • Period separators;
  • Ask price line;
  • Colors (colors of charts and candles).

chart settings

The mobile version of MT4 for Android has white and black color themes, and you can also customize all the colors to your liking:

color settings

Additional features of MT4 for Android

We have already talked about the menu at the bottom of the chart, and there you can view account information and transaction history. There you can filter out all data by symbol, time, profit and date:

transaction history

The next button allows you to see news from the world of finance and economics, which can be sorted by category:


In the side menu you can also launch all the listed functions, and additionally there is:

  1. Account monitoring;
  2. Mail;
  3. Economic calendar;
  4. Trader community;
  5. Trading applications;
  6. Magazine.


It is worth noting that to start account monitoring you will need to register in the MQL5 community, and the economic calendar will only work through a special application.


MetaTrader 4 for Android allows you to work with any markets anywhere, just like using a PC. Therefore, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download MT4 for Android for free from the market, and then start using it fully at any time.


See also:

How to choose a binary options broker

Myths about binary options

What novice traders need to know about binary options

MetaTrader 4 - instructions for use for dummies

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Option Bull
Option Bull
я думаю что язык программный другой и писать индикаторы будет может сложно или никто не будет это делать вот и не заморачиваются. а вообще это же метатрейдер 4 для андроид не самая лучшая программа)
Максим, согласен, я уже не говорю о том как их потом скачать и установить)
Руслан, вообще-то я пошутил)) на самом деле существует версия MetaTrader4 и для iOS, проверял на эпсторе если что. Даже более того, там есть даже 5-я версия кому интересно, просто на сайте еще нет информации об этом))
24 January 2024
я думаю что язык программный другой и писать индикаторы будет может сложно или никто не будет это делать вот и не заморачиваются. а вообще это же метатрейдер 4 для андроид не самая лучшая программа)
Максим, согласен, я уже не говорю о том как их потом скачать и установить)
04 November 2022
Option Bull
Option Bull
Странно что не спешат выпускать версию под iOS да и версию для Андроида не допилят толком, а ведь владельцы смартфонов сейчас самые активные пользователи интернета.
04 November 2022
мт4 для андроид это полезная вещь конечно, жаль что с него нельзя бинарными торговать было бы вообще круто
01 March 2022
мт4 для андроид это полезная вещь конечно, жаль что с него нельзя бинарными торговать было бы вообще круто
нет, главный минус что нельзя добавить индикаторы свои, почему это не исправят не понимаю...
01 March 2022
я думаю что язык программный другой и писать индикаторы будет может сложно или никто не будет это делать вот и не заморачиваются. а вообще это же метатрейдер 4 для андроид не самая лучшая программа)
01 March 2022
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