HandyTrader and HandyKey for Android



HandyTrader for Android® provides electronic access to your account wherever you go. Trade stocks, options, futures and forex, view real-time charts and market data, monitor your trades, account balance and more, all on-the-go from the convenience of your Android mobile device!

HandyTrader for Android features include:

  • Access to real-time streaming quotes and charts.
  • Delayed market data for non-subscribed tickers and non-HandyTrader customers.
  • Support for trading stocks, options, futures, futures options and forex worldwide.
  • The ability to route orders using HandyTrader SmartRoutingTM technology, which searches for the best price and dynamically routes and re-routes all or part of your order to achieve optimal execution.
  • Quick access to trade reports, portfolio and account information.
  • Secure login through HandyTrader Secure Login System.
  • Free customer support.

Please send us your feedback: handytrader@clientam.com

System Requirements

Please note the following requirements for running HandyTrader for Androidâ„¢:

Device Any Android device version 2.2 or later.
Networking Data plan required.
Account If you do not currently have an account with IB, you can log into the HandyTrader for Android demo.

Secure two-factor authentication is available within HandyTrader for Android through our Secure Login System. Users are encouraged to sign up for the Secure Login System in order to safeguard their account. The Secure Login System helps you protect your account using HandyKey, a two-factor security application installed directly on your smart phone, or a physical secure login device.



HandyKey is a two-factor security application which you install directly on your Android mobile device, eliminating the need to carry a separate physical device for logging into your account. Download and install the app using the buttons on the left, and then activate the app in minutes. Clients who maintain multiple accounts with distinct usernames can access all of those accounts from HandyKey. HandyKey is made available to clients whose account equity is $1 million or below.

Get it on Google Play

Residents of China Use the Following Link

Download HandyKey

Activate the App

This operation is performed entirely on your phone and is the only point at which your phone will connect to the internet while using the HandyKey.

  1. Open the app.
  2. On the first screen, tap Enable User.
  3. The next screen presents you with detailed instructions on how to proceed. The guidelines for creating your PIN code are included. Tap Continue.
  4. Enter your username and password and tap Continue.
  5. If you have a current Secure Login Device or a temporary code, enter the values provided by those, and then tap Continue.
  6. Enter your phone number without the country code, and then select your country and phone type. If you have already verified your phone number with us, those fields will be filled already. Tap Get Activation SMS.
  7. Enter the code you received via text message in the first field on the next page.
  8. You are prompted to create a PIN code, which you will use each time you open the HandyKey. The code must be 4 to 6 characters long and can contain upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Confirm it by re-entering it in the next field.
  9. Tap Activate.

Using HandyKey to Log In to Trading Platforms and Account Management

  1. Enter your username and password on the trading platform or Account Management login screen and click Login. If correct, you will be presented with a number sequence referred to as the Challenge code.
  2. Open the HandyKey app.
  3. Enter the PIN created during the Activation step followed by the Challenge code on your smartphone and tap Generate. A Response String appears.
  4. Enter the Response String on the trading platform or Account Management login screen and click Login.

If you are logging in using the phone with the HandyKey app, simply tap the Copy button to copy the numbers and paste them in the corresponding field on your mobile application or browser.

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  • Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray a recommendation.
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