MetaTrader 5 iPhone/iPad Help

Messages

The MetaTrader 5 for iPhone supports push notifications. Push notifications are short text messages that can be sent to your device from the PC version of the trading platform, and from various services of the MQL5.community.

Push notifications are very important. It allows traders to keep abreast of the latest updates. An Expert Advisor running in a desktop trading platform can notify a trader about the emergence of a new signal. The trader, wherever he may be, receives the signal to the mobile device and can make a trading operation through the MetaTrader 5 for iPhone.

Push notifications are received by the device, regardless of whether the application is running MetaTrader 5 or not. are All that is needed is the mobile Internet.

During installation of MetaTrader 5 for iPhone, a unique identifier called MetaQuotes ID is assigned to each user. This identifier is used like a phone number. Knowing it, various applications can send messages to the user.

Specify MetaQuotes ID in your user profile at MQL5.community and in the trading platform in order to receive notifications for important events in the community: new comments, publications, Applications in the Market, and much more.

In addition, you can communicate with your MQL5.community friends and colleagues straight from the MetaTrader 5 for iPhone. Any communication is displayed as a chat similar to those used in popular messaging apps.

Open "Messages Messages" in the platform settings.

Message Categories

All messages, including push notifications from the desktop platform and communication with MQL5.community users, appear as chats. You can easily distinguish between them by appropriate avatars.

  • An avatar generated by initials Chat – chat with MQL5.community users. AN image from the user's profile on MQL5.community is used for the avatar; also an avatar can be generated automatically based on the user's initials.
  • A message from your broker Broker – a message from your broker.
  • A push from the desktop platform Terminal – pushes sent from the desktop platform.
  • A notification from MQL5.community Community – messages from MQL5.community services: new comments in Freelance, change in status of your publications in Code Base, Market and Signals, announcements of new publications, etc.
  • Virtual hosting notifications Virtual hostingvirtual histing notifications: renting and canceling, platform update on the virtual server, and more.

Messages

  • Other messagesOther – other messages.

In order to find a message from the history, use the search bar – pull down the list of chats and enter the search text.

Notifications for new messages

Information about unread messages is displayed on the application start icon, in the settings menu, and the on the "Settings" tab icon:

New Messages

You can quickly navigate to the last unread message by tappingLast unread messagein the settings menu.

Also new messages are displayed in notifications:

Notifications for new messages

Depending on iPhone settings, a notification may arrive with a sound. In order to enable/disable the sound, open Settings->Notifications->Notification center->MetaTrader 5.

View Message

Reading Messages

If a blue circle appears to the right of a chat, the chat has new messages.

In order to read a message, click on the chat in the list.

Deleting Messages

In order to delete a chat, swipe on its line from right to left and tap on "Delete".

Deleting Messages

Chat with MQL5.community users

The MetaTrader 5 for iPhone provides a chat feature, through which you can send instant messages to your friends and colleagues on MQL5.community. Chat messages are sent as private messages to the MQL5.community user.

To start a chat, you should sign in: click "Sign In" and enter your MQL5.community login and password.

Messages Authentication

You can also send private messages without authentication. In this case you should enable the "private messages" options on the "Notifications" tab in your MQL5.community profile.

Send private messages

However, in this case chat dialogs will not display the history of messages sent through the website.

Chat

To write a message, tap onNew mailin the "Messages" section, and then find the desired user by typing the first few letters of the user's name or login in the search bar:

New mail Chat

Next, enter the text and tapSend a message.

Registration

Registration of MQL5.community

If you do not have an account, please register by clicking the appropriate button in the "Messages" section.

During registration, you need to specify your login name and your email address. Once you click Register, an email with the MQL5.community account password is sent to the specified address.

After login, your contacts from the MQL5.community site will be downloaded to the Chat section: friends and users with whom you have exchanged private messages. Dialogs are only synchronized when you open them. Once you open a chat dialog, your entire correspondence with the user will be downloaded from the chat.

Configuring Notifications from the Desktop Platform

There are two ways to send pushes from the desktop platform:

Through an MQL5 application

The special SendNotification function is available in the MQL5 language allowing an MQL5 application to send push notifications to MetaQuotes ID specified in the desktop platform settings.

Through the alerts function

The desktop version of the trading platform allows you to create alerts for notifying you about events in the market. This feature is available in the Alerts tab of the Toolbox window. One of the event notification types is push notifications.

To allow the terminal to send push notifications, open Options from the Tools menu. Next, go to the "Notifications" tab.

Notifications

The notifications setup window includes the following options:

  • Enable Push notifications – enable this option to allow the platform to send notifications.
  • Notify of trade transactions – the platform can automatically send notifications for all successful trade operations to the specified MetaQuotes ID. Notification for unsuccessful operations (for example, the order is rejected due to incorrect parameters) are not sent.

After you set up the options, specify one or more MetaQuotes IDs, separated by commas. To find your MetaQuotes ID, open the "Messages" page in the mobile version of the platform.

Configuring Notifications from MQL5.community

In order to keep abreast of the latest events on MQL5.community, you can choose to receive notifications about updates on the site through the Settings – Notifications section of your profile.

  • notification for personal messages
  • notifications for comments to your blog posts, forum messages, etc.
  • messages about confirmation of steps in the "Freelance" service.
  • messages about completed steps of publication of the user's products in the Market, publication of articles and source code in the Code Base.
  • notifications for updates in sections Market, Articles, Code Base and Freelance
  • and much more

Next go to Settings – Security, and enter your MetaQuotes ID. You can find it out on the "Messages" page of the mobile platform.

User profile at MQL5.community

My MetaQuotes ID

During installation of MetaTrader 5 for Android, each user is assigned a unique identifier. It is used for pushing messages to your device from a desktop version of the trading platform, as well as from services at MQL5.community. Your ID is displayed in the bottom of the "Messages" window. If you tap on the ID, a message with a detailed description will be displayed.

My ID