February 13, 2018

McAfee Mobile Security

McAfee is a world-renowned online security service provider engaged in providing endpoint protection and advanced security solutions to protect your digital world. Be it on your desktop or mobile device, a McAfee antivirus protects your data, apps and software from all sorts of viruses; it also ensures safe and secure web browsing, online transactions and more. A McAfee antivirus automatically scans each and every file you download from your email ID along with the software you get from any third-party website.

Life the different versions of McAfee products available for the desktop, you can also find a number of versions for the security of mobile devices, including both Android and iOS. All you need to do is choose the right one depending upon your specific security needs. Like McAfee desktop versions, the McAfee mobile security also needs to be downloaded, installed and then activate on your device.

Steps for downloading and installing McAfee Mobile Security on Android

  1. On your smartphone or Android device, open Google Play Store
  2. Search for McAfee and from the search results tap on the McAfee mobile security
  3. Tap Install
  4. Once the download and installation of McAfee mobile security finishes, do the following
    1. Open the installed McAfee application
    2. Tap Find Devices or Back Up
    3. Enter the email address you want to register with the McAfee and tap Next
  5. Now, create a McAfee account by providing further details
  6. Create your 6-digit pin
  7. Go to the Main Menu in your McAfee mobile security application
  8. Tap the orange circle that contains a number visible at top right of the screen
  9. Now, choose Set your Security Question
  10. Enter your six digit pin, you created in the beginning
  11. Choose any two questions and provide the answer that you can remember
  12. Tap Save
  13. Now, tap Activate uninstall protection
  14. Again, tap Activate followed by Finish
  15. Your mobile device is now protected!

Steps for downloading and installing McAfee Mobile Security on iOS

  1. McAfee Mobile Security for iOS is currently available for free
  2. Tap and open the App Store on your device
  3. Search for McAfee and launch the application
  4. Tap Get to install it
  5. Once the installation finishes, open the application
  6. You will see three options:
    1. Sign in or Log in
    2. Create an account
    3. Got an activation code
  7. Log in by providing your registered email ID and password or tap Create an account, if you are a new user
  8. Create a 6-digit pin
  9. Start backing up your contacts

If you have already bought your McAfee subscription and want to install it on your device, then do the following:

  1. Sign in to mcafee.com/activate
  2. Visit My Account section and click on the + tab to add a device
  3. Choose the relevant Phone or Tablet you want to install the MMS on
  4. Now, click Send Link
  5. Select the operating system followed by McAfee LiveSafe – Mobile Security
  6. Click Next
  7. Select the medium you want to receive the download link through- SMS or email
  8. For verification purpose, click the link to check the latest version of the installer
  9. Check your device name is correct
  10. Hit Download to redirect to the Play Store
  11. Now, click Install on the McAfee Mobile Security product to start installing it to your device
  12. Once the installation finishes, open the MMS app
  13. Create a 6-digit pin
  14. Visit Go to Main Menu
  15. Follow steps from 11 to 15 mentioned in MMS Android installation

At any step, if you face an error, call McAfee customer support team and get an instant resolution!