How to Set Price Alerts

Today you will learn how to set price alerts. The IQ Option platform has gained many enthusiasts thanks to its extensive and mature platform. The trading interface was simple and very intuitive from the very beginning. The platform itself is being constantly developed and subsequent updates continuously increase the capabilities of the platform. In this tutorial, we will discuss Price Alerts. This is a relatively new feature that will make your everyday trading easier.

Why Price Alerts is a valuable addition to the trading platform

Sometimes it can be tiring to watch charts. Professional traders spend many hours a day in front of them. Does this mean that you have to look at the open chart all the time? Of course not. Apart from the health of your eyes, this time can be used more effectively. In the meantime, you can learn new trading techniques, read market news or introduce entertainment, for example by playing online chess with your friends. However, if you don't get back to the chart in time, your trading opportunity can be simply missed.

The worst thing you can do is to enter the trade when it's too late. There is a saying that you should not get on a moving train and in the case of trading, it is very true.

Don't try to catch missed trading opportunity

In order not to lose investment opportunities you can use price alerts. If the price reaches the level you have set, you will be automatically notified. This will allow you to react to the market situation in time.

Price alerts are especially useful if you use price action. With alerts, you will create an early warning system. The platform will inform you that the price is reaching an important support or resistance level.

Once a week, for example on the weekend, you can make a broad analysis of the assets you are trading. You can determine major support and resistance levels, barriers to a rectangular price pattern. Such an analysis made at higher time intervals (such as H4 or daily) will be very helpful in the upcoming trading week. All you have to do afterwards is to set the price alerts accordingly. This will save you valuable time and you will not miss any more profitable trading opportunities.

How to Set Price Alerts on the IQ Option platform

Adding new price alerts is very intuitive. As you navigate the crosshairs through the chart, you will quickly notice that an alert icon appears on the price axis to the left of the price. So just move the cross to the price level of the alert and click the icon. The alert will be automatically added.

Setting up a price alerts directly from the chart
How to set price alerts from the chart

It is also possible to edit the previously set price alert. To access the alert settings, click on the multi-dot sidebar icon and select “Alerts” from the menu.

You can access your alerts at any time
How to set price alerts from the sidebar menu

From this level, you can create a new price alert and edit or delete an existing one.

You can create new, modify or delete existing price alerts

So you already know 2 ways how to set up price alerts. So let's move on to how they work.

Price Alerts at work

If the price reaches a pre-set alert level, you will be automatically alerted visually and audibly.

Price Alert notification

If you are using a smartphone app, you can also use this feature. The IQ Option platform on your computer synchronizes in real-time with the mobile app. If the price reaches the alert level, your phone will also signal it with a sound and a notification that precisely states the time, instrument and price that has been reached.

Price Alert notification from mobile app

Today you learned how to set price alerts on IQ Option. We encourage you to use this feature as it is very useful and saves you hours of sitting in front of a chart. Open a demo account on IQ Option today, trade and test new features of the platform.

IQ Option Wiki wishes you all the best.


IQ option products like CFDs and options are investments that can be risky. This means that if you invest in them, you could lose your money quickly. In fact, 83% of people who invest in CFDs with this provider "IQ Option" lose money. You should make sure you understand how CFDs work and if you can afford to risk losing your money. Remember, this article is not giving you any advice about investing. Any information about what happened in the past or what could happen in the future is just an opinion and not guaranteed to be true. Including examples given in the content displayed. Be warned!

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Bart Bregman

Author / IQ Option expert: "My name is Bart Bregman, I have 9 years of full-time professional trading experience. I've been trading with IQ Option for more than 7 years, mainly on the shorter time frames doing technical analyses, and have many experience with Binary Options, CFDs, Options, and Crypto trading. There is no such thing as a bad trade! As a digital nomad trader, I'm mostly traveling all over the world. Follow my journey on Instagram at "

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