The first time you upgrade to the production version of IB TWS which includes any version higher than version 0.1.132, you are required to first uninstall beta IB TWS and then reinstall the production version. When you receive the notice to upgrade during login, please hit Upgrade to go to the IB TWS page on the Android Market. From here, choose Uninstall and follow the process to uninstall IB TWS. Once the uninstall is complete, you can choose to Install from the IB TWS page on the Android Market.
If you do not see the Uninstall button on the Android Market page, you need to manually uninstall using the procedure below.
Once IB TWS has been uninstalled, run the application file or install once more from the Android Market. This is a one-time upgrade process; going forward you will be able to upgrade new versions seamlessly.
Android only considers applications coming from Android Market to be 100% safe. However, you can still install IB TWS from the IB website or your computer by opening your phone Application Settings and checking the 'Unknown sources' checkbox. After that you will be able to install applications from the sources other than Android Market.
For security reasons, mobileTWS automatically logs out after 20 minutes of inactivity (mobileTWS is considered inactive when it is not visible on the screen or screen is switched off). If you are logged in as a paid user you can shorten this period to one minute for extra security. To do so, open Configuration from mobileTWS main screen and choose Auto logout. If mobileTWS logged out automatically, you will see a notification with IB logo in Android taskbar. By clicking on mobileTWS notification in Android notification list you will re-activate mobileTWS.
After IB TWS goes to the background (when you take an incoming call, for example) you can bring it back by clicking on the IB TWS application icon or by a long press on Home button. Note that in the latter case IB TWS may not be listed among the currently running applications, especially if it was sitting in the background for long time. This is perfectly normal as Android shuts down inactive applications automatically when it needs resources.
If customer service has requested that you upload your log file, this is most effectively done before you log in again, as the log is cleared immediately following login. To upload the log file BEFORE you log in to IB TWS:
To upload the log file if you are already logged in to IB TWS:
To upload the log file from any other screen within the IB TWS application:
In cases where you are unable to upload your log file using the above procedure you can view, copy and email the file manually. Simply locate the log file in Configuration, copy the file and email it to aTWS@interactivebrokers.com
The IB TWS login does not support passwords longer than eight characters. If your password is longer, please enter only the first eight characters. Or, reset your TWS password to eight characters or less through Account Management. To reset your password, log into Account Management on the IB web site. Under the User Management section, select Password.
When you log in to your IB TWS application, all other TWS sessions will automatically be logged out. In a case where you are logged into TWS and lose your internet connection, you do not have to wait for TWS to time out; when you log into IB TWS the existing session is logged out. Note that IB TWS provides more limited trading capabilities than the full internet version of TWS.
Several account types are not yet supported in IB TWS, including institutional accounts, G-accounts (guaranteed dollars) and OATS-reportable accounts. If you have any of these account configurations you will not be able to trade your IB account through the IB TWS application.
Yes. From the Text Message page of the alert, enter the email address where you would like the alert sent. This address will be used going forward for all alerts unless it is deleted or changed. If you do not enter an email address, your alert will be sent as a text to your mobile device.
Please submit your request to IB via the IB TWS platform-specific section of the New Features Poll for consideration.
The current version of IB TWS supports the following:
We use your phone information for the following reasons:
You may be behind a corporate firewall. Please open port 4000 for unproxied TCP/IP communication from your device.
If the recommendations on this page have not solved your problem, please email aTWS@interactivebrokers.com with a detailed description of the issue you are having, including the following information: