IBKR Mobile provides an intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface for investors to access their trading account, configure two-factor authentication and monitor their account all from their mobile device. In this lesson we will review:
- How to download IBKR Mobile on the iPhone
- Navigating the app and
- Configuring app settings
Downloading the IBKR Mobile app
Investors can download the IBKR Mobile app on their Android device from the Google Play Store. In the Google Play Store, search for IBKR Mobile and tap Install. Interactive Brokers’ offers additional trading apps, including GlobalTrader and IMPACT. This course will review the IBKR Mobile app but for further information on GlobalTrader or the IMPACT app, please see the dedicated Traders’ Academy courses.
Once installation is complete, tap Open to launch the IBKR Mobile app or locate the app in the Android App Library.
Navigating the IBKR Mobile app
The initial page of the app provides investors with two buttons:
- Sign Up
- I Have an Account
To login to an existing account, the investor taps I Have an Account. The bottom of the login page contains options for IB Key Authentication and Deposit Check, which we will cover in later lessons. In the upper right corner, investors can select the three dots icon to switch between Live Trading or Paper Trading Account, change the language, configure IB Key push details, upload diagnostics, or contact us.
At the top of the screen, the investor enters their username and password and taps the login button.
Along the bottom of the app is a menu bar with icons for Portfolio, Watchlist, Trade, Account, and Transactions. The top left of the screen contains a More menu from the 3 lines icon. The investor can tap any of these icons to switch between pages. We will go into further detail on these pages in later lessons.
Configuring app settings
To configure app settings, the investor taps More in the upper left corner, scrolls down, and taps Settings. A list will appear with Trading Settings, Display, Notifications, Security, Localization, and Advanced.
Trading Settings allows investors to set trading presets for default orders by product class.
Display allows the investor to choose between light and dark mode, and enable or disable additional general configuration.
Notifications allows investors to manage and create alerts and delivery settings.
Security gives investors the option to enable Remember My Username, Auto-Reconnect, Read-Only Access, Privacy Mode, SSL, and use Two-Factor Authentication.
Localization provides options for color localization as well as language settings and display positions in base currency.
Advanced Settings is used to upload diagnostics in the event the investor needs to provide logs to our technical assistance team.
In later lessons we will review trading, monitoring the portfolio, creating watchlists, configuring two-factor authentication through IB Key, and more.
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