MetaTrader 5 Android HelpCharts


A chart shows price changes over time. To switch to this tab, use the side or the bottom panel of the MetaTrader 5.

Chart Opening

In order to open a chart of a financial instrument, run the "Chart" menu command in the "Quotes" tab.

Chart period

In the MetaTrader 5 for Android, you can view 9 chart timeframes: from 1 minute (M1) to a month one (MN). Use the radial menu in order to switch between the timeframes.



To start trading the financial instrument of the current chart, tap New order on the upper panel.

The depth of price data that can be displayed in the MetaTrader 5 mobile platform for Android depends on how much memory is available on the device. For example, the limit is about 10,000 bars if the available memory amount is 2 GB.

Chart Management

A user can perform the following manipulations on charts:

  • Scrolling – to scroll through a chart, drag your finger left or right.
  • Scaling – to zoom in, place two fingers together on the area of the chart you want to zoom in and then drag your fingers apart. To zoom out, place two fingers on different parts of the screen and drag them towards each other.
  • Full-screen mode – the full-screen mode is automatically enabled when you rotate your device to the landscape mode.
  • Symbol – to view a chart of another symbol, tap Symbols.
  • Change the chart type – there are three chart types available. If you want to switch between the chart types, open chart settings from the radial. Select the desired presentation type from the "Line type" option:
  • Bar chart – show the chart as a sequence of bars.
  • Candlestick – show the chart as a sequence of Japanese candlesticks.
  • Line chart – show the chart as a broken line that connects close prices of bars.
  • Indicators – to start working with indicators on a chart, tap button Indicators on the top panel or in the radial menu.
  • Setting – in order to access chart settings, open the radial menu and tap Chart settings.
  • Tile charts – you can open multiple charts in the mobile platform: up to 4 charts on Android-smartphones, and up to 6 charts on tablets. If you want to customize the arrangement of charts, tap Tile windows on the top panel.

Radial Menu

Radial Menu #

The radial menu is opened by a tap on the chart. Using the menu you can:

Each chart is provided with a separate radial menu, which allows accessing the settings of the chart.

Crosshair #

"Crosshair" mode allows viewing an exact date, price and indicator values at any point of a chart. To turn on the mode, tap on Crosshair in the top panel of the chart or in the radial menu. Move the crosshair over any point of the chart, the date and price of the point will be appear on the appropriate chart scales.




In the Crosshair mode you can measure the distance from one point on a chart to another. To do this, set the crosshairs by one finger at the first point, hold it and swiping the screen with another finger to the second point.

The crosshair caption contains two values: the distance along the horizontal axis in bars and the distance along the vertical axis in price terms or indicator values.

Data Window #

Data Window allows viewing spread values (highest spread for the selected bar) and the indicator values. To enable the Data Window, open the radial menu and navigate to chart settings. Then turn on the Crosshair mode and position it at the desired point.

Data Window

Resizing a subwindow and shifting from the chart edge

Resizing a subwindow and shifting from the chart edge #

If you want to resize an indicator subwindow, long tap (about 1 second) anywhere on the chart. Specify the desired subwindow size by dragging its upper border.

In the same mode, you can change the shift of the price chart from the right edge of the window by dragging the dotted line.

To expand the chart to full screen, tap Maximize. To switch between chart windows in this mode, use menu Tile windows. To return to the multi-window display, use the same menu or press Minimize in the chart switch mode.

In order to close a chart tap Close chart next to it.

Tap anywhere on the chart to exit the edit mode.


Chart settings #

To go to the chart settings, open the radial menu and tap Chart settings.

  • Chart view – select representation of charts:
  • Bar chart – show the chart as a sequence of bars.
  • Candlestick – show the chart as a sequence of Japanese candlesticks.
  • Line chart – show the chart as a broken line that connects close prices of bars.
  • OHLC – when this option is enabled, current Open, High, Low and Close prices are displayed at the top of the chart. Therefore, the exact value of the last bar can always be seen.
  • Show data window – when this option is enabled in the "Crosshair" mode, the data window will additionally be displayed on a chart. The Data Window displays the values of all active indicators in a specified point of a chart.
  • Show volumes – volume display options:
  • Don't show volumes
  • Show tick volumes

Chart settings

  • Show real volumes
  • Show trade levels – when this option is enabled, all current positions and pending orders of a symbol are shown on the symbol chart. Trade operations are displayed as lines with signatures at the level of the price, at which they were executed.
  • Show period separators – date and time of each bar are displayed on the horizontal axis of the chart. And this horizontal scale interval is the selected timeframe. The "Show period separators" option draws additional vertical lines corresponding to the larger period (timeframe) borders. Daily separators are drawn for M1 to H1 charts, weekly separators are shown for H4, monthly appear for D1 and year separators are used for W1 and MN1 charts.
  • Ask Price Line – show/hide the Ask price level of the latest quote. Bars in the platform are formed based on Bid prices (or Last prices if the depth of market is available for the instrument). However, at opening of long positions and closing of the short ones, the Ask price is always used. The Ask price is not displayed on the chart, so it cannot be seen. To have a more precise control over trading, enable the "Ask price line" parameter. An additional horizontal line corresponding to the Ask price of the latest quote appears on the chart.
  • Last price line – show/hide the level of the price at which the latest trade was executed. This line can only be displayed if the appropriate symbol price is provided by the server.
  • Colorsselect the color display of the chart and its various elements:
  • Scheme – select a pre-defined color scheme of the chart. Two color schemes options are available: "Green on Black" and "Black on White".
  • Foreground – color of the axes, scale and OHLC line;
  • Grid – grid color;
  • Volumes – the color of volumes and position opening levels;
  • Bar up – color of an up bar, its shadow and border of a bullish candlestick's body;
  • Bar down – color of down bar, its shadow and border of bearish candlestick's body;
  • Bull candle – color of bullish candlestick's body;
  • Bear candle – color of bearish candlestick's body;
  • Line chart – color of the chart line and Doji candlesticks;
  • Bid price line – color of the Bid price line;
  • Ask price line – color of the Ask price line;
  • Last price line – the color of the price line of the latest executed trade;
  • Stop levels – the color of the levels of stop orders (Stop Loss and Take Profit).