CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.50% of retail investors lose their capital when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

MT4 app for iOS has been removed from the Appstore, where to find a replacement?

In early October, Apple removed the mobile versions of the MT4 and MT5 trading platforms from its Appstore. The reason is alleged non-compliance with guidelines by the developers of the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 mobile apps. If you're looking for a quality mobile app for trading on financial markets, Spotware's cTrader mobile app could be a suitable replacement.

When will MetaTrader 4 mobile return to the Apple Appstore?

Although the developers at MetaQuotes, the studio behind the MT4 iOS app, say they are currently doing everything they can to bring MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 back to the Apple Appstore, it is impossible to say at the moment when this will happen. So traders who can't do without trading on their iPhones have two choices - either wait for MT4 to return ti Appstore or find a suitable alternative. One such alternative is offered by Purple Trading - it is the cTrader mobile trading platform from Spotware.

Is cTrader mobile better than MT4 mobile?

MetaTrader 4 is one of the most popular trading platforms in the world and is still used by both retail and professional traders. However, the cTrader trading platform is almost a decade younger and has been able to learn from the weaknesses of its competitor, MT4, and build on them. So while each platform has its undeniable advantages when it comes to desktop trading, cTrader mobile has several features that make it a more suitable application for mobile trading.

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Features that make cTrader mobile one of the best mobile trading platforms

Detailed symbol information just a glance away

Every trading symbol you find in cTrader for iOS can be expanded into a detailed preview. All the information you need to decide whether or not to enter the market is in one place. Want to inspect the overall market sentiment first, or check if a fundamental is about to be published? Would you like to base your decision on market depth? With cTrader mobile, you have all these information on a single screen, all you need to do is scroll. Once you are decided, entering the market itself takes 3 taps - two to select the position size and the third to go SHORT or LONG.

Order and risk management

If the one-button market entry scared you and you consider it something completely irresponsible, believe that the developers of cTrader mobile have thought of you too. The cTrader mobile app also allows for very advanced trade entry with risk management features. A very nice feature is the calculation of potential profit or loss when setting stop loss and take profit levels, cTrader mobile calculates this automatically for you. This gives you a perfect overview of what to expect from your trade before you enter the market plus you don't have to calculate it yourself.

When it comes to risk management features, we cannot forget to mention the trailing stop loss which you will not find in MT4 mobile, for example. With this, the stop loss level is set as a percentage of your open position, not a fixed price level. This means that the stop loss limit can trail the progress of your position and change accordingly.

Advanced Trade Position Entry in cTrader mobile
Advanced Trade Position Entry in cTrader mobile

Price alerts

If you are trying to keep your screen time on your mobile phone to a minimum, we recommend using the price alerts feature. Here, the developers at Spotware probably followed the principle that simplicity is power. To successfully set up a price alert, you need to enter the following 3 details: whether you want to be alerted to a BID or ASK price; whether the price you want to be alerted to should be HIGHER or LOWER than your chosen price level and then you just choose the price level.


All of the above features are packed into an app that is very easy to use and navigate. The result in the form of cTrader mobile does not act as a mere substitute for the full desktop version of the trading platform. We dare say that if you were satisfied with MetaTrader 4 mobile, cTrader for iOS will really impress you.


Another unique feature of the cTrader trading platform is the synchronization of all your settings to a common server. This means that if you also trade on the desktop version of cTrader or directly in your browser with cTrader web, the changes you make there will be reflected in the mobile version as well.

What trading instruments you can find in Purple Trading’s cTrader mobile

Clients for Purple Trading can choose from more than 60 currency pairs, wide selection of stock indices, precious metals and oil. All this with low spreads, brisk executions and card deposits and withdrawals without fees.

Don't wait for MT4 mobile to return to the Apple Appstore, open an account with us and trade on cTrader mobile today!


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cTrader platform FAQ

How do I log into the cTrader via the smartphone?
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After installing the Purple Trading cTrader application on your mobile device, open the app, enter your email and password and click on “Login” Email and password are the same as in the desktop platform.
How do I log into the cTrader trading platform?
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Login details (email and link for creating a password) are generated by our cTrader systems after opening a trading account and are sent in a Welcome email to the email address you filled into the registration form. There is only one password for all of the cTrader accounts linked with one email, so there is no need to remember more passwords.
Where do I download the cTrader trading platform?
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cTrader trading platform can be downloaded for free HERE. We offer cTrader in versions for PC in the form of a desktop application (Windows), web application, available in any web browser (Windows, Linux, MAC) or Android and iOS mobile operating systems.
Why do I need the MT4 or cTrader trading platform?
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MetaTrader 4 and cTrader trading platforms are primarily intended to be used by active traders for opening, management, and closing of their trading positions. You can also use the platforms to find information about trading instruments, generate reports from the trading history and create automated trading systems (ie. AOS, ATS, EA).