How to install Metatrader 4 for Mac OS

Andrea Ferrari

How to install Metatrader 4 for Mac OS

Many people want to switch from Windows to their Mac OS and keep up their trading frameworks. Metatrader 4 is one of the most common platforms for trading, but it is Windows native. How can you switch your MT4 from Windows to Mac OS?

Through this guide I am going to show you how to run Metatrader 4 on your Mac OS. I will guide you to the installation of Metatrader 4 on your Mac OS through 4 simple and easy steps

Step 1 - Downloading Metatrader 4 for Mac OS

  1. First of all you need to go to this link to Download Metatrader 4 and click the Download button as shown in the below picture, in order to download Metatrader 4 for Mac OS

    Metatrader 4 for Mac
  2. Finally, you just need to click the DOWNLOAD red button in order to download MT4 for mac in your computer.

Remember: I am showing you how to download the XM Metatrader 4, but you are going to use just the software. You are not intended to use necessary XM Broker after instalation. If you have already got a Broker, I’ll show you  how to run your Broker Account at the end of this guide, so keep reading.

Step 2 - Installing Metatrader 4 on Mac OS

  1. After the download is completed, go to the Downloads folder and double click on the .dmg file and wait for the opening

    Download MT4
  2. Now the following window appears. You just need to drag and drop XM icon inside the Applications folder and your Metatrader 4 gets installed in your Mac Computer


Step 3 - Opening Metatrader 4 on Mac OS the first time

  1. Now go to Application folder or press F4 and open XM Metatrader 4
  2. First opening will show you the following message, click on OK

    Mac Security
  3. Now open System Preferences from your computer (the gear surrounded by the green circle)

    Mac Bar
  4. Now click on Security and Privacy as shown in the next image

    Security and Privacy
  5. Now, in order to unlock the chance to open it, click on the bottom left lock and insert your computer password. This way you can unlock it as shown in the next two pictures

  6. Now put your username and password

  7. Once it is unlocked, click Open Anyway button, as shown below

    Open Anyway MT4
  8. Now click Open once the following popup shows

    Open MT4

Wait a couple of minutes and you should have your Metatrader 4 up and running on your Mac OS

Metatrader up and running

Step 4 - Select your Broker and Log in

If you do not have XM as Broker and you want to use yours, follow these last easy steps to find your Broker.

  1. Click "add new broker like ‘BrokerName’ or address"

    Select Broker MT4
  2. Now dial your Broker name. I use Activtrades, so I will dial Activtrades and then click Scan

    Select Broker MT4
  3. All your Brokers Servers appear. Just select the one you usually use with your account and click Next

    Select Broker MT4
  4. You will now have to insert your Username and Password to Login and enjoy your Metatrader on your Mac

    Select Broker MT4