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Login to MT4/MT5

To login to MetaTrader5 (MT5) / MetaTrader4 (MT4), you need a login ID, password, and account information linked to the server. The account information will be sent to your email from the forex broker when you open up an account. Once you've successfully logged in to MT4/MT5, the connection status on the bottom right will turn green. If the connection status says "No connection" on MT4 or turns red or gray on MT5, you'll have to log in again.

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Step 1

Click the MT4 shortcut created on the desktop to open MT4.

Click the MT4 shortcut to open MT4 Click the MT4 shortcut to open MT4

Step 2

Click "File" in the menu and select "Login to Trade Account".

Click File in the menu and select Login to Trade Account Click File in the menu and select Login to Trade Account

Step 3

After entering your MT4 account details (Login, Password, and Server) on the login window, click "Login". You can find the account details in the email sent to you by your broker after opening the account. To save the account, click "Save account information".

After entering your MT4 account details (Login, Password, and Server), click Login After entering your MT4 account details (Login, Password, and Server), click Login

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Item name

Description

1

Login

Enter the login ID for your MT4 account. Login ID is the number of your trading account, also called trading account number, MT4 account number, etc.

2

Password

Enter the password for your MT4 account. The password will be sent to you after opening an account, or you will be required to create one by yourself during the account opening process. In the latter case, the password will not be included in the account details on the email by your broker.

3

Server

Select the server info for your MT4 account. The server varies by the user and the type of account. Select the specified server from the list.

point You can't trade with investor password

There are 2 types of passwords for MT4. A master password for trading, and an investor password for browsing. When logged in with an investor password, you cannot conduct any trades. Some forex brokers publish both passwords when you open up an account. If you wish to conduct trades, you must use your master password when logging in.

Step 4

Once logged in, the system will gather data and the Market Watch and charts of MT4 will start moving. If you see the green symbol and the data received/sent on the bottom right of MT4 window, it means you're properly connected.

Properly connected Properly connected
caution If you can't login to MT4

If the connection status on the bottom right says "No connection", it means you're logged out and not connected to the server.

No connection means you're logged out and not connected to the server No connection means you're logged out and not connected to the server

If you encounter this error, please double-check your login ID, password, server info, and try again. If the error persists, please check your internet connection and try again.

Step 1

Click the MT5 shortcut created on the desktop to open MT5.

Step 1

Step 2

Click "File" in the menu and select "Login to Trade Account".

Step 2 Step 2

Step 3

After entering your MT5 account details (Login, Password, and Server) on the login window, click "OK". You can find the account details in the email sent to you by your broker after opening the account.

Step 3 Step 3

Number

Item name

Description

1

Login

Enter the login ID for your MT5 account. Login ID is the number of your trading account, also called trading account number, MT5 account number, etc.

2

Password

Enter the password for your MT5 account. You can have your password remembered by checking the "Save password" box. The password will be sent to you after opening an account, or you will be required to create one by yourself during the account opening process. In the latter case, the password will not be included in the account details on the email by your broker.

3

Server

Select the server info for your MT5 account. The server varies by the user and the type of account. Select the specified server from the list.

point You can't trade with investor password

There are 2 types of passwords for MT5. A master password for trading, and an investor password for browsing. When logged in with an investor password, you cannot conduct any trades. Some forex brokers publish both passwords when you open up an account. If you wish to conduct trades, you must use your master password when logging in.

Step 4

Once logged in, the system will gather data and the Market Watch and charts of MT5 will start moving. If you see the green symbol and the data received/sent on the bottom right of MT5 window, it means you're properly connected.

Step 4 Step 4
caution If you can't login to MT5

If the connection status on the bottom right is red or gray, it means you're logged out and not connected to the server.

Red bars indicating no server connection Red bars indicating no server connection
Gray bars indicating no server connection Gray bars indicating no server connection

If you encounter this error, please double-check your login ID, password, server info, and try again. If the error persists, please check your internet connection and try again.

Related article: Can't login to MT5


Date

Created

 : 2022.07.21

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.08.16

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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