How to use Stocks for iPhone and iPad

Apple's built-in Stocks app lets you keep track of everything in your portfolio right on your iPhone. You can check individual stocks and exchanges, see openings, highs, lows, volume, P/E, news, and see graphs from one day to two years. If you don't want to tap your way through the Stocks app, you can even ask Siri to check the numbers for you!

How to add stocks to Stocks for iPhone

  1. Tap on the Stocks app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the menu button in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap on the plus sign (+) in the top left corner.

    Tap on the Stocks, tap on the menu button, and tap on the plus sign.

  4. Type in the name of a stock you would like to follow (I chose Nintendo).
  5. Tap on the stock from the list of available options.
  6. Tap on Done in the top right corner.

    Type in a stock name, tap on it, tap on done.

How to rearrange stocks on iPhone

  1. Launch the Stocks app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the menu button in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap and hold the Reorder button next to the stock you want to rearrange.

    Launch Stocks, tap the menu button, tap and hold the Reorder button

  4. Drag your finger up or down the screen until your stock appears in the spot you want to place it.
  5. Release to rearrange the stock.

    Drag the stock to where you want it and release

How to delete stocks on iPhone

  1. Launch the Stocks app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the menu button in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap the delete button next to the stock you want to remove. It's the red circle with the minus symbol in it.
  4. Tap Delete.

    Tap the menu button, tap the delete button, tap Delete

  5. Tap Done in the top right corner when you've deleted all the stocks you want to delete.

You can alway re-add stocks later on.

How to view stocks on iPhone

Do you prefer to see your stock changes as a percentage, price difference, or view the marketcap? Customize the way you track stocks using the default Stocks App on iOS.

  1. Launch the Stocks app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on any of the stock info buttons (the red or green buttons) along the right side of your screen to change what information is displayed.

    Launch Stocks and tap a stock info button.

Each tap will allow you to switch what information you see in the main Stocks dashboard. Additional taps will switch between displaying the marketcap, percentage, and price.

How to manage Stocks notifications on iPhone

Want a quick summary of your daily stocks without opening the app? Add Stocks to your notification centre.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your Home screen.
  2. Swipe right on the Notifications screen.
  3. Tap on the edit button at the bottom.

    Swipe down from the top of your Home screen, swipe right, tap Edit

  4. Tap on the plus sign next to stocks to add it to your notification centre.
  5. Tap on done to save.

    Tap on the add button and tap Done

Tired of seeing those stock summaries in your notification centre? No problem! It's easy to remove them!

  1. Swipe down from the top of your Home screen.
  2. Swipe right on the Notifications screen.
  3. Tap on the edit button at the bottom of your notification screen (depending on how many notifications you have, you might have to scroll down to find this button).

    Swipe down from the top of your Home screen, swipe right, tap Edit

  4. Tap on the minus sign next to stocks to remove it from your notification centre.
  5. Tap Remove.
  6. Tap on Done to save.

    Tap minus sign, tap Remove, tap Done

How to check individual stocks with Siri

If you want quick stock info and it's not convenient to type, strike up a chat with Siri and have her find the market info for you!

  1. Press and hold the Home button to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "What is Apple's stock at today?" or "Show me stock information for Google."
  3. Siri will then show you an overview of the particular stock you asked about. Tap anywhere in the stock widget to be taken to the built-in Stocks app for more information

    Hold down the Home button, ask Siri about a specific stock, tap on the widget to go to the app.

How to check stock exchanges with Siri

Besides giving you information on different stocks, you can also ask Siri for information on an entire exchange, including NASDAQ, NYSE, FTSE, Nikkei, or others.

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to launch Siri.
  2. Ask Siri about the exchange you'd like information for by saying something like "What is the New York Stock Exchange's current position?" or "How did NASDAQ close?"
  3. Siri will then present you with information about that specific exchange. If you want more information, tap on the stock widget and Siri will automatically launch the built-in Stocks app.

    Hold down the Home button, ask Siri about the market, tap on the widget to go to the app.

The Stocks app on iOS is powered by Yahoo! Finance and is a great way to keep track of the ever-changing rise and fall of the stocks that matter to you. By using the above-mentioned tips you can customize your stock dashboard with only the information that is most relevant to you, or you can use Siri to get updates as you like.

How to delete the Stocks app from your iPhone

iOS 10 lets you delete a bunch of built-in apps, which is great if you're one of the folks who doesn't use the Stocks app (oh, you mean everybody?).

  1. Tap and hold on the Stocks app icon on the Home Screen until it starts to jiggle.
  2. Tap the x that appears on the top left corner of the app icon.
  3. Tap Remove when prompted.

    Tap and hold the Stocks app icon until it starts to jiggle, tap the x, tap Remove

If you ever want Stocks back, you can just download it from the App Store.

Questions?

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