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  • FAQ: How to Setup MT5 Mobile Alerts Right to Your Phone

    How to Setup MT5 Mobile Alerts Right to Your Phone

    What if you had a way to stop sitting in front of the charts for hours on end hunting for trades, cut down on your emotionally driven decisions and help manage your trades? Would you do it?

    Creating mobile alerts to your mobile phone so that you get a “push notification” using either your , MT5 or platform can be setup in minutes and used for many different scenarios to save you time and make your trading better.

    Instead of sitting and staring at your charts, needing to manage your trade and hoping that price moves a certain way, or sitting and watching price tick up and down (I know you do it!) waiting for price to go to a level to make a trade, you can set an alert right to your mobile phone.

    You can be notified with MT5 mobile alerts and then take the appropriate action right on your mobile charts.

    You can jump onto your mobile trading platform and move your stops, check your charts, or make the trade you were waiting for to form, but in-between you can do other much more productive things with your time.



    The two major examples you could use this strategy for are;
    1. When price gets to a price action level that you want to manage the trade, as worked out in your pre-trade plan. For example, you may set an alarm to send a message so you could move your stops up to breakeven and protect your cash.
    2. You could also use this to make sure you don’t miss out on any trading possibilities. How? By setting a price alarm at the major levels in the market you are waiting for price to move into so you can hunt for trades.


    How to Set Up MT5 Mobile Alerts / Push Notifications for iPhone / iPad & Android

    What I am about to show you Metatrader calls ‘push notifications’. The instructions in this section are for MT4, but you can take them and apply them to MT5.



    STEP 1: Download & Open Mobile Platform

    Download the latest build of the Metatrader Mobile Platform for either Android or iPhone / iPad.



    Open your mobile platform and after logging in to your account go to the settings section.

    Scroll lower to the “Messages” header.

    You are looking for your individual 8 character MetaQuotes ID. You will need this to pair with your client terminal.





    STEP 2: Enter Unique ID

    Open your client terminal on your PC and click on the “TOOLS” >> “OPTIONS” >> “NOTIFICATIONS” Menu.

    Check the box “Enable Push Notifications.”, and enter your MetaQuotes ID in the text box.







    STEP 3: Checking Connection Setup

    After inserting your unique AMP Global ID, hit the “TEST” button. This should send a test message to your mobile phone.




    It will now prompt you to check in your journal.

    You can look in the “Journal” tab of the terminal window to confirm the notification was sent.

    If set up correctly, you will receive a notification in your status section and in the “Messages” of your MT4 Mobile.







    STEP 4: Setting up Price Alert & Testing

    Creating alerts is the same as usual in the MT4 platform and once they are activated they should now send a notification through to your mobile. The best way to test this is with a new alert.

    You can find more information on setting alerts at.
    • Go into your MT5 client terminal.
    • Click on the “ALERTS” section. If you have set no previous alerts, this will be empty.
    • Right click inside the alerts box and select the option “CREATE”, which will open the alert editor.
    • Choose the symbol and conditions you would like. For example, bid, ask, etc., and the value, i.e. the price you want to set the alert.
    • In the “SOURCE” section enter the message you want to receive. This should be something to remind you of the particular alarm you’ve set. For example, “Move EPZ to Breakeven” or EPZ at Kill Zone” etc.,
    • Timeout: This is an irrelevant field for these types of notifications.
    • Click the “TEST” button which should immediately send an alert to your mobile device.
    • If you are happy and want to enable this notification rule click on the “OK” button. It will send a notification only once.
    • You can see your alerts in the client terminal under the “ALERT” section.










    The other way is to hit the bell. This will then allow you to drag a line on the chart of where you want to set your alert. When you click it on the chart, the alert box will pop up.

    You simply need to set the symbol, whether the alert is higher or lower than the current price (which will affect the type of alert set), set the price at which you want to create the alert and lastly check the box to send the notification to your email.

    I also recommend adding a message in the text box so when you get the alert you know exactly what it is. For example “Move trade into breakeven”.

    Now email is great, but most of us get clogged up with tons of emails we never even read as we just don’t get time. Text messages and alerts to our phones however are a completely different story.

    Over 70% of SMS messages are responded to within 3 minutes.

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