Set Up Push Notifications MT5

Setting up push notifications on MetaTrader 5 (MT5) allows you to receive alerts and updates about your trading account directly on your mobile device. This can be quite useful, especially if you have Expert Advisors (EAs) running, or if you want to be notified about specific events such as price level breaches.

Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up push notifications on MT5:

  1. MetaQuotes ID:
    • First, you need to get your MetaQuotes ID. This ID is unique to each mobile installation of the MT5 app.
    • Install the MetaTrader 5 mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
    • Open the app and go to the "Settings" section.
    • Find and note down the "MetaQuotes ID". You will need this ID to send push notifications to your device.

      Set Up the Desktop Client:

    • Open the MetaTrader 5 desktop client.
    • Go to "Tools" in the top menu and select "Options" (or press Ctrl + O ).
    • In the "Options" window, navigate to the "Notifications" tab.
    • Check the box for "Enable Push Notifications".
    • Enter your MetaQuotes ID (from Step 1) in the appropriate field.
    • Click the "Test" button. This will send a test notification to your mobile device.
    • If you receive the test notification on your mobile device, it means the setup is successful. If not, double-check the MetaQuotes ID and your internet connection.

      Set Up Alerts or EAs:

    • Once you've set up push notifications, you can configure alerts or EAs to send these notifications.
    • For alerts, go to the "Terminal" window (at the bottom), switch to the "Alerts" tab, create a new alert, and make sure you check the box for "Notification".
    • If you are using EAs or custom scripts, they should have a provision for sending push notifications using the SendNotification() function. Make sure this function is appropriately used in the code.

      Monitor and Manage Notifications:

    • On your mobile device, ensure that notifications for the MT5 app are enabled in your device's settings. This will allow you to receive the push notifications.
    • You can manage the type of notifications you receive by adjusting the settings, alerts, and EAs in the MT5 desktop client.

      Additional Considerations:

    • Keep in mind that while push notifications are fast, there can be slight delays due to various reasons like internet connectivity issues.
    • Be careful not to set too many frequent alerts, as this could overwhelm you with notifications.

And that's it! Once set up, you can receive timely updates and alerts directly on your mobile device, helping you keep track of significant events and trading opportunities.