I am unable to scan the QR Code in the Client Portal. How can I activate IB Key? (iPhone)


  • Your iOS device must have Touch ID (fingerprint reader) or Face ID (facial recognition).
  • The device's Operating System version must be iOS 11.0 or later.
  • The device must have either Touch ID, Face ID or Passcode enabled. Touch ID or Face ID is the recommended choice. Refer to Set up Touch ID or Set up Face ID for directions.

You can download IBKR Mobile app on your iPhone directly from the App Store.

Get the IB Key from the Apple Store



1) On your iPhone tap the App Store App Store icon icon.

2) Tap the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the lower right corner,

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3) Tap in the search bar at the top, type IBKR Mobile. The search results should automatically appear below the search box.

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4) Select the IBKR Mobile from Interactive Brokers LLC and tap on the download icon GET (if prompted, enter your Apple ID password or provide your FaceID / Fingerprint).

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5) Once the installation has completed, tap OPEN to launch the IBKR Mobile app.

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6) Tap Setup IB Key using QR code.

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7) Type the alphanumeric string present below the QR code in the Activation Code field.

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8) Tap Activate IB Key.

9) You will receive a message confirming the successful activation of IB Key. Tap DONE to complete the procedure

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  • See KB2260 for instruction on how to activate and operate IBKR Mobile Authentication.
  • See KB2748 for instructions on how to recover IBKR Mobile Authentication.
  • See KB3236 for instructions on how to enable notifications for the IBKR Mobile app.
  • See KB3234 for troubleshooting missing IBKR Mobile notifications.
  • See KB3073 for instructions on how to migrate the IB Key / IBKR Mobile authentication to a new smartphone.