MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 Are Back in the Apple App Store


On March 6, 2023, MetaQuotes announced that MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 apps were reinstated on the App Store. According to the company’s website, “MetaQuotes has communicated to Apple extended explanations surrounding operational technicalities and provided further insights as requested.”

The relisting means that iOS users can download the trading platforms from the App Store, while those who installed MT4 and MT5 before the delisting now get access to application updates.

The History Behind the Relisting

On September 23, 2022, users found they could no longer access MT4 and MT5 platforms on the App Store. Apple didn’t provide a formal explanation but claimed that the MetaQuotes products didn't comply with the App Store's guidelines.

Although the market was shocked by the news, and some analysts predicted problems for MetaQuotes, including a loss of market share and delisting from other stores such as Google Play, the situation wasn’t that bad.

  • First, iOS users who downloaded the applications before the delisting could continue using them. The only pitfall was an inability to install updates.
  • Second, users could still use the desktop versions of MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5.
  • Third, although the share of iOS users is big, many Android users utilise the trading platforms, and the delisting didn’t affect them.
  • Fourth, the apps’ removal allowed the company to focus on its new MT5 web terminal* that doesn’t require a download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

*In October 2022, the company released a redeveloped version of the MT5 web terminal. Among the advantages the company highlighted:

  • Increased speed and efficiency;
  • The ability of users to fully manage their trading accounts using a mobile device;
  • The ability of brokers to adjust the terminal to their requirements;
  • The ability to run the terminal on a broker's access server so that it operates as an individual platform. This allows for a high level of security and provides full control for the broker.

Summing Up

There is no information about MetaQuotes’s losses, but the relisting is a positive sign for the company as it has loyal customers. According to Finance Magnate's Quarterly Intelligence Report of Q2 of 2022, MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 alone covered 83% of the overall online trade transactions.

If you want to learn more about the delisting and find alternatives to MT4 and MT5 in case there are issues in the future, you can read our article, MetaTrader Banned from the Apple App Store: Are There Solutions?

This article represents the opinion of the Companies operating under the FXOpen brand only. It is not to be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation with respect to products and services provided by the Companies operating under the FXOpen brand, nor is it to be considered financial advice.

Latest from

Latest articles

Financial Market News

Weekly Market Wrap With Gary Thomson: Inflation, EUR/USD, S&P 500, OIL

Get the latest scoop on the week's hottest headlines, all in one convenient video. Join Gary Thomson, the COO of FXOpen UK, as he breaks down the most significant news reports and shares his expert insights. Inflation Still Dogs the

Forex Analysis

Market Analysis: Dollar Falls from 10-month High

EUR/USDThe euro rose on Thursday as the dollar retreated since investors remained cautious ahead of key inflation figures due on Friday. Data on Thursday showed the US economy maintained fairly strong growth in Q2, with an unrevised annual rate


US 30 Analysis: Dow Jones Finds Support

September is likely to be the second month in a row that the Dow Jones (US 30) stock market index declined. The last time this happened was... also in September, a year ago. Important economic data was published yesterday: → According

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 60% of retail investor accounts lose money 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.