September 5, 2018

Mcafee Activation

Depending on your device, and where you obtained McAfee Mobile Security, there are a few different activation flows. This article details the various activation flows you might experience.
Solution

Create a New Account flow
These steps detail how you will activate Mobile Security if you are a new McAfee customer.

  1. Enter the email address.
  2. Create and verify a password.

    NOTE: Select Show Password to see the actual characters.

  3. Select the appropriate Country.
  4. Read and agree to the EULA.
  5. Click Continue. The email address is the McAfee account username.
  6. Enter a phone number (optional).
  7. Create and verify a PIN.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Select Activate or Cancel on the Device Admin setup screen.

    New welcome tutorial screens display. To skip, select Go To Main Menu.


Existing McAfee User flow
These steps detail how you will activate Mobile Security when you are already a McAfee customer.

  1. Enter the email address.
  2. Enter the password.

    NOTE: Select Show Password to see the actual characters.

  3. Select the appropriate Country.
  4. Read and agree to the EULA.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Select the available subscription you want to use.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Enter a phone number (optional).
  9. Enter and verify the PIN for the existing MMS account.
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Select Activate or Cancel on the Device Admin set up screen.

    New welcome tutorial screens display. To skip, select Go To Main Menu.


Activation Code flow
You might have been provided with an activation code when you purchased Mobile Security. These steps detail how to activate with that code.

  1. Enter the activation code.
  2. Enter a phone number (optional).
  3. Create and verify a PIN.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select Activate or Cancel on the Device Admin set up screen.

    New welcome tutorial screens display. To skip, select Go To Main Menu.


Sign in with Telco/ISP flow
If you obtained Mobile Security through your Telco or ISP, use these steps to activate the product.

  1. Select the appropriate Country.
  2. Enter a phone number.
  3. Read and agree to the EULA.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Enter the email address.
  6. Create and verify a password.