ThinkOrSwim login tutorial featuring information on how to use the log in screen for the ThinkOrSwim platform by TD Ameritrade. Find out more about ThinkOrSwim with the unofficial guide:
ThinkOrSwim is a professional multi-market trading platform from TD Ameritrade.
To login to thinkorswim, download the software from https://thinkorswim.net/download
After running the installer, launch the platform. A window will appear that says “Checking for updates…” After it makes sure there are no updates to install, the log in screen will appear with a field for username and password.
There is a settings icon in the lower left that you can click to adjust the look and feel of the platform, from light themes to dark themes. You can also adjust the system’s font size to make it easier to read.
The settings screen also shows you login options such as how much memory to devote to the platform, and whether or not to connect through a proxy server.
After you save your settings, you’ll be back out on the log in screen. There is also a “?” icon that, if clicked, shows the 800 number to call for technical support for the platform. If you forget your used ID, you can call this number, or visit https://thinkorswim.net/loginhelp to contact TD Ameritrade.
If you forget your password, you can visit that same page to reset it and have a new password emailed to you.
Once you know your username and password, you can click the lock icon in the user ID field to save it so you don’t have to type it in every single time you launch the TOS platform.
After you do that, type in your password and hit enter, and the platform will launch.
Once the platform is done opening, a “Home Screen” may appear. By default the platform shows the home screen every time you open it, but if you want to turn off the home screen popup, here’s how:
Click the gear icon / Setup menu at the top right of the platform screen. Select Application Settings from the menu that appears. Then select Startup on the left side of the popup window. Uncheck the selection that tells it to show the home screen on every start up, and click OK.
That’s it! You’ve logged in to the thinkorswim platform!
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