How to set up MetaTrader4 (MT4) on your Mac device

Have more questions? Submit a request
  1. To start using the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) terminal, first download the MetaTrader4.dmg package.
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the package, drag it to the folder where you want the MT4 terminal to be installed.
  3. Next, launch MT4 on your Mac device. If the app asks you to install Wine as well,   follow the prompts to do so.
  4. When you launch the MT4 terminal, you will see a Trading Servers pop-up. This enables you to connect your account to the MT4 terminal. It will suggest the ‘MetaQuotes-Demo’ server by default, but underneath you’ll see an option to ‘add new broker like ‘BrokerName’ or ‘address’.
    Click on the ‘add new broker like ‘BrokerName’ or ‘address’ line to continue connecting your account.
  5. Enter the server name value, ie ‘’, and then press the enter button.
    This value can be found on the ‘MT4 login details’ pop-up on the platform under the ‘Server’ parameter.
  6. You will see two new servers in the Trading Servers pop-up when the search is finished. Choose either ‘’ or ‘’, depending on whether you created a live or demo MT4 account on the platform. Once you’ve selected the relevant account, click ‘Next’.

    If you don’t have an MT4 account on the platform, create one from the ‘My accounts’ area: simply click on the ‘Add live account’ or ‘Add demo account’ button, and then choose an ‘MT4’ account type. Without a MT4 account, you won’t be able to connect to the MT4 terminal.
  7. The next pop-up will ask you to ‘Select account type’. This is where you need to add your credentials to connect your account to the MT4 terminal. Choose the ‘Existing trade account’ option and enter your login and password. Your MT4 account login information can be found in the ‘My accounts’ area. Your password will be the same one you use to log into the platform.
  8. That’s it! Now you can trade via MT4 on your Mac device.

    Please note that the terminal can sometimes shut down after you log in for the first time. If this happens, simply launch it again and everything should work fine.

Articles in this section

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful