Last Updated on June 25, 2018 by Mark Ursell
This article shows how you can use MetaTrader 4 to get push alerts for Android and iPhone. You can set up trade alerts to tell you when you need to check your charts or open a trade.
I have created a simple EA that can be used to give trade signals based on technical indicators. This EA is available as a free download. To get it, simply sign up to the Tradinformed Newsletter and you will get the download link.
Step 1 – Download and Install the App
Get the official MT4 app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. When you have installed the App you will need to find your broker and log into your account. You can now use the app to view markets and open and close trades.
Step 2 – Get Your MetaQuotes ID
Your MetaQuotes ID allows you to link your MT4 terminal with the app. You can get this number by opening the app, select Settings and then Messages.
Now enter this number into your terminal. Open Tools – Options – Notifications.
Tick the check box Enable Push Notifications.
Now press the Test button to make sure that they are connected. You should receive a push notification from the app.
You will now be able to receive push notifications when trades are opened and closed. But to make this more useful we can combine it with a simple EA to get trade signal alerts.
Step 3 – Install the Expert Advisor
Once you have downloaded the free EA you need to double-click to open it in MetaEditor. The EA has been set up to give a signal when the Stochastic Oscillator has crossed over the signal line. MT4 has a wide range of built-in indicators that you can use, check out the: list of technical indicators. Once you are happy with the EA click Compile.
You should now see the EA in the Navigator window. Drag this onto the chart that you want to monitor and select whether you want push notifications or emails alerts. If you want to set up email alerts you can check out my article: How to Set up Email Alerts on MT4.
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