How to install McAfee to an Android Device?

September 25, 2019

Use these steps on the Android smartphone or tablet you want to install to.

Step 1: Download McAfee Mobile Security to your Android device
  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for McAfee Mobile Security.
  3. Tap Install. Wait for the installation to complete.
  4. Open Mobile Security.
  5. Read the End User License Agreement (EULA) and Privacy Notice.
  6. Tap Accept and Start Protection.
  7. Wait for the configuration process to complete.
Step 2: Send an activation code to your device.
You can send the code from your PC:
  1. Go to home.mcafee.com.
  2. Click My Account.
  3. Click Sign In.
    • If you already have a McAfee account:
      1. Type the email address for your McAfee account.
      2. Type the password for your McAfee account.
      3. Click Log in.

    • If you do not have a McAfee account:
      1. Click Register Now.
      2. Follow the prompts.
        TIP: When you create your account, use a long password with both letters and numbers for better security.
      3. Click Log In.
  4. Click Subscriptions.
  5. Click Add Device.
  6. Select Mobile device.
  7. Click Send Link, then:
    • Select the Android device type.
    • Select the subscription type.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Under How should we send the link:
    • Choose Text it to have the activation code link sent to your phone.
    • Choose Email it to receive the activation code by email.
  10. Type the email address or phone number.
  11. Click Text me or Send email.
Step 3: Activate McAfee Mobile Security
  1. Open your email or messages app on the Android device.
  2. Look for the message from McAfee. This message contains your activation code.
  3. Open Mobile Security.
  4. Tap the User icon in the top-right.
  5. Tap Got an activation code.
  6. Type the activation code you received. Wait for activation to complete.
  7. Create a 6-digit PIN and confirm it.
  8. Tap the orange circle at the top right.
  9. Select Set your security question.
  10. Type the 6-digit PIN that you created, then:
    1. Select two questions.
    2. Provide two correct answers.
    3. Tap Save.
  11. Tap Activate Uninstall Protection.
  12. Tap Activate.
  13. Tap Finish.

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