• Category: Finance
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 12.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: The Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
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Vanguard App

Meet the new Vanguard app. We’ve updated and refined our features to make it easier than ever to invest from your mobile device. We’ll be rolling out new updates every few weeks, but if there’s something you want us to build, you can let us know in our Support tab. Use the app to do the following (some features may not be available for employer-sponsored plans): • Access an overview of your accounts to check your total assets and balances. • Dive deeper to track your account performance, cost basis details, or day change information for each of your holdings. • Make trades, deposit checks directly into your accounts, and review your transaction history. • Find help, update your login preferences, and leave feedback via our Support tab. Disclosures Vanguard funds not held in a brokerage account are held by The Vanguard Group, Inc., and are not protected by SIPC. Brokerage assets are held by Vanguard Brokerage Services, a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA and SIPC. Images are for illustrative purposes only. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries © 2021 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor of the Vanguard Funds.

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Vanguard app reviews

  • Keep your old version! 1/5

    By Chillbizzee
    Less you lose almost all functionality. The new app is a kids toy, like say a rock, looks cool so your pick it up then realize it’s boring, not much you can do but break something, say your foot or your trust. I tried to leave feedback and it kicked me out when I pressed send, yeah it’s that bad it can’t even accept criticism so I came here. I tried to authorize check writing which I need a photo for, DK how to take a photo on a computer so obvious workaround is the app! Not obvious to VG. This upgrade alone will likely cost me 10’s of thousands of dollars. I don’t think VG and I are going to be able to celebrate our 40th anniversary together. Was the old one old and ugly, sure but I was impressed that I could trade solely from it, you know like the Robinhood, Webull crowd. It’s a thing VG ppl use phones, a lot of ppl. It really makes me question management when they destroy something that works and replace it with a useless toy. How about inflating the ball, bounce it around and if it makes the other kids smile then share it with the world.
  • Built for a 3rd grader for a 2nd grader. 1/5

    By Pickoff Endropoff
    It’s bad enough that I wonder whose running that place. The previous app was functional and adequate. Total incompetence and it’s been running over a month without improvement. THIS APP IS USELESS
  • Back To The Drawing Board 1/5

    By salmonberry57
    Vanguard is a great mutual fund company. Unfortunately, their app development department fell asleep at the wheel. The new version of this app has absolutely little or no functionality. Please let Vanguard know how bad this app is so they will either make it a priority to improve it or abandon it altogether.
  • Is Vanguard Listening? 1/5

    By bunch of apples
    Negative upon negative reviews here and no response from Vanguard. Updated version took far to long and it is still unusable as a comprehensive investment app. Only solution is to use website on PC. Unacceptable. Is Vanguard purposely discouraging investment activity?
  • Useless 1/5

    By blah, blah,blah
  • New update horrible, lost functionality 1/5

    By Awful streaming
    I usually love Vanguard, but the most recent mobile app is terrible. Basic functionality, such as ability to see and buy/sell on all my Vanguard accounts is now broken, and their workaround is to use the web-based version! Why have an app at all if you force users onto your browser-based site? The missing functions were present and worked fine on the last app. Clearly there was/is no user beta testing or customer feedback involved in your app development process. Your customers deserve better.
  • Terrible app give me the old one back! 1/5

    By Bb4*@
    Who are you pandering to with this app. Kindergartners who like to finger paint! You’ve got to be kidding, this app is bad. Way too basic. Admit your major mistake, apologize, and bring back the old version. Where are the advanced details and sorting and graphics and data density the old version (which I would rate 4.8)had?? This version doesn’t deserve even one star.
  • It used to be functional 1/5

    By JGP_83
    Now, you can’t transact. You can’t make deposits. There’s no link to where you can do these things. Contrary to the version 12 update description they made nothing easier. In fact, they didn’t even make it harder. They made it so you can’t do it at all. Apparently they’re working on this… In a world where “a certain company’s” fall from grace drove me to transfer my brokerage from them to where I have my employers accounts, Vanguard is doing nothing to keep my new business. In fact, since this new update, I’ve opened a new brokerage at a different company in the hopes I can find a user friendly, functional platform to help me with my discretionary investing.
  • Garbage update 1/5

    By Audz100
    I don’t usually write reviews, but the egregious lack of any kind of usability in the latest update forces me. Basic transaction functions have been removed. You can’t even purchase products with funds from your bank account directly. Don’t waste your time, just use the website.
  • v12 1/5

    By DonGalt
    I’ve communicated with Vanguard both by telephone and the internal messaging system and they have consistently stated that the company will not be respecting its customers wishes by putting v11 back in the app store. Investors therefore have no option but to access their data via the main website using a browser. This method is designed for computers and not for mobile devices. It’s an extremely cumbersome method to access and evaluate account data, but is the only option at this time, since Vanguard refuses to provide a functional application program for mobile devices. It’s a true insult to customers. The current app is designed for children who enjoy colorful simplicity with lots of useless graphs and pictures. If you are a serious investor who likes to monitor your accounts closely, this app is not for you.
  • Worthless 1/5

    By Vanguard Customer
    This is the worse financial APP I ever used
  • New app not worthy of Vanguard name 2/5

    By Steve the Geek
    I downloaded this new and long-promised app and immediately enjoyed the sleek, modern UI, but that quickly evaporated when I discovered missing features sub-par implementations vs. the old version. The old app was info-rich, with the info I needed shown in context of a transaction— e.g., when contributing to an IRA, it showed me how much in can still contribute this year. Where is the portfolio analysis? The “Research” section leads to a page that just says, “Stay tuned…” seriously? Honestly, given Vanguard’s mysterious notion that SMS texting is a secure means of two-factor authentication in 2021, I’m reevaluating the wisdom of even having a trading app on the same mobile device… might revert to just using the website.
  • Useless - how about 0 stars? 1/5

    By Ssggjjyysgnb
    So useless that 0 is a generous score
  • Was ok now useless 1/5

    By heathersabrina
    It used to be clunky but now I can’t make a transaction on the app anymore. Why even make an app then?!? Garbage!
  • Can’t login 1/5

    By ktl111
    The old Vanguard app suggested that I try the new one, which is useless because it doesn’t even allow me to login. I can type my user name then doesn’t allow any more entries.
  • New app, same lack of tech updates 2/5

    By Ren M
    What’s the point of a new app if you don’t add modern features? Still no multi-window support, so I end up just using the web version in Safari so that I can have it open with my own investment tracking up for updates and reviews.
  • New version is a disaster 1/5

    By Angry CA customer
    The old version wasn’t perfect but decent enough. I made a mistake having the automatic upgrade turned on. The new version lacks many features making using the app very unpleasant. Can Vanguard repost the last year’s version so that we have a choice? One shouldn’t roll out a new one that is a subset of the old version in capabilities.
  • Going backwards!! 1/5

    Love Vanguard but do NOT like the new app. The previous version is MUCH more feature rich and user friendly. Please don’t stop supporting it until the new one has similar functionality! It’s not ready for prime time, and shocked that Vanguard pushed it out.
  • New app is terrible!! 1/5

    By Revilo222
    The new app has a fraction of the capabilities of the old app. No ability to see performance status easily, no ability to see a table, terrible.
  • New update takes away features 1/5

    By W in bham
    It looks like Vanguard pushed a new design for their app that is all fluff and no substance. I can view fancy graphs but can no longer manage my account or make transactions on the app. What a horrible decision this was!
  • App is pretty good but the authentication is a little much 3/5

    By redditcomebak
    The app constantly asks for your password+ verification code that you can only receive by call. Why not text? A call is so much more clunky and I am not always able to take a call
  • New version 12.x is huge step backwards 1/5

    By wpaguy
    First off, the review ratings on the App Store are very misleading as they mix feedback across 4 years. The new app released in October is nothing at all like the old App and shouldn’t even be compared to it in ratings. Vanguard’s ratings look high, but I seriously doubt it’s getting good ratings on the new App version 12.x. If I could grant negative stars, I would. All of the useful analysis and drill in features have been removed from the new app. Now I will have to use my computer to do that. Who was the target audience for this new app—a child with no serious account balances or activity? Long term, I may seriously have to consider moving my accounts elsewhere as this app really is not going to be acceptable. Now I am really coming to appreciate Fidelity’s app.
  • Functionality gone 1/5

    By Kirby0027
    What happened to this app? I can’t view all my accounts? Why wouldn’t they list all my accounts? All the functionality is gone, I have the use the website on mobile now and even that is poorly designed for mobile.
  • Terrible app 1/5

    By Puff and scruff
    This replaced the old app that worked great. Now half the functions don’t work and you get the “we are working on it” message. Ridiculous to think that a company as big and usually reliable as vanguard’s came out with an app that is basically non functional for many other processes that the old app did well. Awful and frustrating
  • New app changes are horrible 1/5

    By fabricoprobellum
    Not intuitive, poorly thought out, very little information without clicking layers deep. You are now forced to login on the website for simple data and research that you could previously access before the new change.
  • Disaster 1/5

    By 567436864268632
    Useless. Doesn’t do even a fraction of what the previous app did. Designed for a toddler apparently. Nonsensical layout. I used to think Vanguard was a rock solid outfit, but they’ve jumped the shark with this.
  • Bring back the old app! 1/5

    By simafoz
    The old app showed a lot more information that is now missing from the new app.
  • Was pretty good now terrible 1/5

    By tgmappman
    What was once a decent experience has been turned into one of the worst financial apps I’ve used in my opinion. If I could give zero stars I would. I’m contemplating leaving Vanguard completely because of this app and I’ve been a customer for over a decade.
  • Love Vanguard, but app this is horrible 1/5

    By Full-Time Daddy
    I’ve been with Vanguard for a while. For the last year they’ve been pathetically tinkering with the app and website. The current result is absolutely horrible. There is no color visualization to quickly scan gains/losses, it’s all monochromatic. There is no way to contact support, you have to go into browser and google phone number or log in from computer. And you can’t even see dividends you’ve received in account, there’s no transaction history of those!! It’s really utterly shocking how poor their design and development is on the UX/UI side.
  • New UI is crippled garbage 1/5

    By Lts4Lf
    It seems like 95% of the information and functionality has been removed in exchange for a login animation. If you insist on keeping this new version, make a new app called Vanguard for Dummies, and restore the old app for the rest of us. Don’t force me to use a computer browser to access what was in the old version.
  • Zero Stars If Possible 1/5

    By D-shassy
    This app is complete downgrade of the functionality of the old app. I never thought about funding other brokerage app to trade but vanguard is now forcing me to do so since I am unable to trade. What a nuisance! Bring back the old app or restore the functionality of this app to the level of the old app. Update Thank you Vanguard for making me fund my TD Ameritrade/Thinkorswim account. Much better and comprehensive. No turning back and no new trade in the brokerage account. Will eventually liquidate all my holdings never to be seen on Vanguard trading platform again.
  • What happened ? 1/5

    By HackyMoto
    The new update was announced at the beginning of 2021 as coming soon. So it was released in Q4 2021 and the lack of features makes me want the previous version back again. Can’t really do anything other than transact or view. No online messaging, no account changes, no 529 access etc etc etc.
  • Broken two-factor login 1/5

    By therealemeebee
    I could overlook the fact that investment returns aren’t calculated correctly. But when I try to login to trade, the app tells me my password is wrong. It isn’t. But the app doesn’t work with Vanguard’s own implementation of security codes aka 2FA. Same password works fine with the old app. Whiskey tango foxtrot?!
  • Inherited IRA 1/5

    By schubertaz
    I have an inherited IRA. In the app you cannot see the holdings or conduct transactions. When will this be enabled. It says it will be available at a later date. Ridiculous that it was disabled with the new version.
  • New Version of Vanguard App Is TERRIBLE!! 1/5

    By Geraldwoods
    Data updates are delayed. Very amateurish layout. The old version was far better. If it’s not improved, I’m going to delete it as worthless.
  • New Update Horrible 1/5

    By Ochoa0523
    I’ve had this account and App for a long time now. It’s always been wonderful. But this latest update is garbage. Won’t allow me to move money from my short term fund to an investment account. Doesn’t even give the option. Very confusing layout. Please go back to the last update!!!! This looks like the dumbed down version.
  • New update is terrible 1/5

    By MrsSchmalz
    The new update is absolutely terrible. It hides all of the Information I relied upon in the older app version. It makes making a contribution extremely un-navigable and very user unfriendly. It seems like customer input and the way the average customer uses the app was not a consideration in the redesign. I have never left an app review before, but the redesign is so terrible that I felt compelled to provide my feedback.
  • Fashion over function 2/5

    By o O D
    This new updated app is much cleaner looking and feels faster and more lightweight. Glad to see Vanguard thinking about design. However, as people have mentioned, several key features have been hidden/removed for the sake of simplicity. Unfortunately, this makes the app actually less useful. For example, the app does not give me an option to purchase using my outside bank account. The app always assumes you are finding the purchase with funds already in Vanguard.
  • Worst update of all time 1/5

    By Gm92117
    Roll back the app to the old version. Wow!
  • New app with no transaction history 1/5

    By Biscuit1423
    I work at Vanguard and just answered a call that brought to my attention that this app doesn’t even have a transaction history… Very limited in its capabilities overall. Looks nice though. Will continue to use the old app and website till this is brought up to par.
  • The new app is a step back in time 1/5

    By Franvillagr
    If you were buying and selling stock in your Vanguard account this new app has eliminated 95% of necessary information. Please read all the most recent (November 2021) reviews to learn of the many features that have been removed. One has to go through three screens to find out how many shares one owns of a particular stock. If you place an order you can no longer change the order but you are now forced to cancel your order and go through the entire order process again just for a change. If you want to see if your dividends were paid by each company forget it because they removed the “History” section of your transactions. Much more is missing but other reviews have mentioned other particulars. The app is geared to a five year old and not built with a stock transaction in mind. Updating an app is supposed to provide enhancing the quality of information needed to improve your experience but not the this useless application. When I called Vanguard to ask why they eliminated information the customer service representative said “I haven’t been trained yet in the new app so I can’t help in answering your questions.” He then suggested I log on to my laptop. I don’t carry my laptop around with me but I use my smartphone to conduct all my other business transactions banking, insurance, medical etc. So the customer service representative gave me the true answer on their app——carry your laptop around to do business because this app doesn’t serve you when using your phone.
  • New update is terrible 1/5

    By G from the shore
    I don’t know why they regressed. The old app wasn’t great but it had some information. The new interface is terrible. I don’t know how anyone could have thought this was a good idea.
  • Do not download the update 1/5

    By ndjxopxsshh
    Updated app removes nearly all functionality. I much prefer the older less “sleek” look that allowed me to actually view the account data that’s important to me. All the new app is good for is buying or selling when you know the fund you want. You can’t even look at account performance over a custom date range or retrieve your statements. That’s right, all the documents they want you to receive electronically can’t be viewed in the app. I’ll be logging on through a browser for the foreseeable future.
  • "You've entered an incorrect password" 1/5

    By nousernamechris
    I appreciate Vanguard's concern about somebody else trying to log into my account. What I don't understand is the requirement for additional authentication with password, which returns an error message with incorrect password. Spoiler alert! It's the same password in used to log in in the first place!
  • Revamp failure 1/5

    By Tds7691
    The latest update is a complete failure! Before the update, I could see my complete portfolio with all of my holdings, could click on each holding and get all of the information on that specific holding including the option to buy or sell that particular holding, etc. I could swipe right and have any option available. It could do almost anything the website could do. I loved it!! Now I can’t see anything or do anything. It doesn’t function the way it is described. Why it was completely revamped when it worked so well before is a complete mystery to me. I tested new programs and software in an earlier life, and it is very clear that this app was not tested (or not tested adequately) before it was rolled out. I would give this a negative star if I could!
  • Do NOT download this! 1/5

    By DPSSM
    Vanguard is a nice website but their mobile app doesn’t work to do any actual trading. So it is NOT a real mobile app, you must trade on your PC.
  • Pretty much useless 1/5

    By AppUser_0720
    This new version is much less capable. It’s a shell of its former version
  • Keeps getting worse 1/5

    By N265412y
    It was a clunky, poorly designed app until they tried to improve it. Now it is a complete disaster with less functionality and missing features. Now I have to use the web version to trade stocks and even just view my 529 accounts. Terrible. Maybe the next update should be to go back to the last version?
  • Bring back the old interface! 1/5

    By redvelvetmoose
    The new app design significantly reduces the apps functionality…I can’t even differentiate long term and short term capital gains as it’s all lumped into one! And the research function for funds and stocks is completely gone now. Please bring back the old app design, there was nothing wrong with it!