IBKR Mobile Companion App for Apple Watch

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Interactive Brokers takes our intuitive and ergonomic mobile trading platform to the next level by providing you a companion app for the Apple Watch.

Background: 

The companion app is designed to display information when a user has logged in to the IBKR Mobile app on their iPhone. It will work in both the Live Trading and Read Only Modes but does not support active trading. This companion app is only available for informational purpose only.

 

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What does the app do?

At 'glance view' the app will display the following information; Amount of FYI Notification, Account Number, Daily P&L, Net Liquidation Value, Number of Open Orders, Number of Trades Executed, Excess Liquidity and number of Positions you currently own. It will also display the time when it has fetched the information from your iPhone.

Example:

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Requirements

  • Must have iPhone 5s or greater, using iOS 11 or later.
  • Must have the IBKR Mobile app installed on your iPhone (version 11 or greater)
  • Must have your Apple Watch paired to your iPhone (refer to: Set up your Apple Watch for directions)
  • Must have watchOS 5 running on your Apple Watch.

Important: The Apple Watch applications are only 'companion' apps. This means they are not installed directly on the watch itself, but rather are a function of an application already installed on your iPhone.

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How is the app installed?

 1.  Install the latest version of the IBKR Mobile app on your iPhone.

 2.  Pair your Apple Watch to your phone.

 3.  Launch the Watch app on your phone.

      Apple Watch App Icon

 4.  Scroll down on the main screen until you see your list of apps, locate the IBKR Mobile app and Tap on it.

     

 5.  Enable Show App on Apple Watch by swiping the slider to the right (green).

     

 6.  After the top slider is set to green, you will see a text informing you that the app is being installed. At this stage the phone is sending the application to your watch per Bluetooth. This might take a short moment (approximately 30-60 seconds.) Once completed the companion app has been installed.

 

Note: Once enabled it will take 24 hours before P&L shows up on the watch after activation. 

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How do I confirm the app is installed?

On your Apple Watch click on the crown to access your Home Screen, you should now see an icon for the IBKR Mobile App.

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