Help with MetaTrader 4 for Mac OSX

  • How do I install MT4 on a Mac?

    Before you download MT4 for your Mac, please go to System Preferences then Security & Privacy and select the General tab. Under the Allow apps downloaded from heading, please select Anywhere and save the changes by clicking on the lock.

    Install MT4 Mac 1

    Install MT4 Mac 2

    If your MAC runs on iOS Sierra please refer to the following a help article here to allow programs from unidentified developers to be installed.

    Now you can download the MT4 installation file.

    Download MT4 Mac

    Once the download has completed you will find it in your ‘Downloads’ folder. Double click on ‘axitrader_mt4_osx.dmg’ and you will be prompted to a new window where you will need to drag and drop ‘AxiTrader MT4 OSX’ into the ‘Applications’ folder.

    MT4 Mac App Folder

    You should now see the below installation window AxiTrader MT4 OSX being copied into Applications folder.

    MT4 Mac Installing

    When the installation is complete, please click on the Launchpad icon on your Mac.

    MT4 Mac Menu

    Your AxiTrader MT4 OSX app should now be displayed on your desktop.

    MT4 Mac OSX

    When you double click the AxiTrader MT4 OSX application you will be promoted to log into your trading account. Please fill in the applicable fields using the details emailed to you when you opened your trading account, then press Login

    MT4 Mac Login

  • How do I set up EAs and indicators on MT4 for Mac?

    Please note: Before installing any Expert Advisors, you will need to ensure you have copied the EA to a folder on your Mac.

    Please locate the desired EA or Indicator on your MAC by opening up your Axi trader MT4 Trading Platform on your MAC. Please make sure you are logged in.

    Install MT4 Mac 1

    Log into your MT4 platform then go to File > Open Data Folder. The below pop up window will appear on your screen:

    Copy MT4 installer to MAC

    Navigate to My Computer > Z drive > Users.

    Within the Users file, locate your EAs and Indicators. For demonstration purposes, we have created a folder on our desktop and named it EAs.

    EAs on MT4 Mac

    Select the EA, right click and click ‘Copy’. By pressing the green upwards arrow you’ll be able to navigate back to the MQL 4 folder.

    Open EA folder MT4 Mac

    Within MQL4 you will find sub folders called Experts and Indicators. Open Experts, right click and click Paste. Your EA should now be copied into the Experts folder.

    Paste EA on MT4 Mac

    When you have finished copying all your EAs and Indicators, close the Wine Explorer by clicking on the red spot in the top left hand side of the window.

    You will need to close your MT4 platform and reopen it, then the newly installed EAs should be displayed in the Navigator window under Expert Advisors.

    MT4 Mac Pricing

  • Can I transfer EAs and Indicators from Windows to Mac?

    Yes, you will need to transfer any EAs and Indicators you have in the Windows software then load them into the MAC. Detailed instructions can be found in How do I set up EAs and indicators on the MT4 for Mac?.

  • Does your NextGen software work with the MAC MT4?

    No, the NextGen plugin is not compatible with any MAC iOS.