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Download and install ESET Mobile Security for Android

Issue

Download and Install ESET Mobile Security for Android

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Finished installation but still need to activate?

Solution

Before installing ESET Mobile Security
  • Uninstall previous builds: if you have an earlier version of ESET mobile security installed, make sure to uninstall previous builds before continuing. Which version do I have?
     
  • Google Play: to download ESET Mobile Security from Google Play you must have a Google Play account. Your Google Play license purchase will allow you to download and install ESET Mobile Security on up to 5 separate devices using the same account email.
     
  • ESET.com: you can also purchase ESET Mobile Security from ESET.com. Licenses purchased through ESET.com will allow for installation on a single Android or Kindle Device.
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  • Tablet users: ESET Mobile Security functions differently on tablets, visit our Knowledgebase article for details.

Amazon users

Download ESET Mobile Security for Android from Google Play 

Video tutorial

  1. Using your Android device, open the Google Play app and search for ESET Mobile Security. You can also visit the Google Play store using your computer and trigger your product to download to your device remotely.
     
  1. Tap Install.


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  1. Tap Open when the installation is complete.

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  1. Select your desired language and country and tap Accept. By tapping Accept, you agree to the terms of the End User License Agreement.

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  1. Review the information and tap Accept in the User consent screen.

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  1. Tap Next.

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  1. In the Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications screen, select your preferred option (see What is a potentially unwanted application?) and tap Next

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  1. Review the permissions for ESET Mobile Security and tap Continue when you are ready. Tap Allow twice. If you do not tap Allow, your installation will not continue. If you receive the "Screen overlay detected" message, you must resolve the permissions settings issue before you continue with the steps in this article.

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  1. Tap Next.
    1. Select your email address. 

If you already purchased a license, select the email address you entered when purchasing ESET Mobile Security. If you purchased your license through Google Play, select your gmail account. This is the email address that will receive password reset emails from ESET if you forget your security password and need to unlock your device.

  1. Tap OK. 
Use another email address without syncing a new email account to your device.
  1. To use a different email address without adding the email account to your device, tap Next.
    1. Tap Cancel.
    2. Type your email address in the Email field.

If you already purchased a license, select the email address you entered when purchasing ESET Mobile Security. If you purchased your license through Google Play, select your gmail account. This is the email address that will receive password reset emails from ESET if you forget your security password and need to unlock your device.

  1. Tap Next

 

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  1. Tap Start first scan to start scanning your device for malicious software and to close the Setup Wizard.

Purchase a license to use premium features

IMPORTANT: Premium features including Anti-Theft, SMS & Call Filter, Security Audit, Anti-Phishing, and Remote Wipe are only available to users with a paid license. Click here for instructions to upgrade to premium.

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  1. If you have purchased a license, .
     
  2. Once ESET Mobile Security is activated, configure Anti-Theft protection and add a Trusted Friend to your device. You can use a Trusted friend's phone and your enabled Anti-Theft account to help you reset your Security password and restore access to your device if you forget or lose your Security password. 

 


   

Download & activate ESET Mobile Security from Micro Center
If you purchased ESET Mobile Security from Micro Center, you need to download the specified version of ESET Mobile Security for your Micro Center activation key to successfully activate your product. To do so, follow the instructions below:

 

Trial users:

Your activation key from Micro Center cannot be used to activate the full version of ESET Mobile Security for Android from an existing trial. You must uninstall ESET Mobile Security for Android and install the build available in step 2 below for your Micro Center activation key to work.

  1. Tap Settings (in some cases, Menu → Settings) → Applications (or Manage Applications), and then tap the check box next to Unknown Sources. Tap OK to continue.
     
  2. On your Android device, visit the following link to download the ESET Mobile Security for Android installer:
  3. When the download is finished, open the .apk file on your Android device using a file browsing utility and follow the instructions on-screen to install ESET Mobile Security for Android.
     
  4. Tap Upgrade.

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  5. Tap I have a license already.

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  6. Tap Enter a License Key.

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  7. Type the License Key (hyphens are added automatically) from the Installation and Activation card included with your Micro Center purchase into the field and tap Activate.
     

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  8. When verification of your license is completed, Activation successful will be displayed. Tap Finish to close the window.

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  9. Once ESET Mobile Security is activated, Configure Anti-Theft protection and add a Trusted Friend to your device. You can use a Trusted friend's phone and your enabled Anti-Theft account to help you reset your Security password and restore access to your device if you forget or lose your Security password.