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Start-up wizard

After installation, follow the on-screen prompts in the Start-up Wizard:


Enable permissions for ESET Mobile Security

This guide is based on stock Android settings. The permission-enabling process may differ based on your device manufacturer.

1.Tap Accept all and continue to agree to the End User License Agreement, acknowledge the Privacy Policy and allow other preferences.

2.To customize your preferences, tap Customize, choose which of the following options is applicable and tap Continue.

Allow ESET LiveGrid©—To read more about ESET LiveGrid© feedback system, visit the Advanced settings section.

Allow analytics to help make our products better—ESET Mobile Security will send anonymous application information (performance, operational statistics) that will help us improve our application and services. To read more about the information we collect, visit the Privacy Policy chapter.

Allow data usage for marketing purposes

Allow to send promotional discounts and product news from ESET—You will receive in-product news and the latest offers from ESET.

3.If your country was not automatically detected, select your country and tap Continue.

4.Make a selection of plans to either purchase a subscription for one mobile device or choose a multi-device subscription for different systems. If you have a subscription, select I already have a subscription and follow step 6 below. Free version of ESET Mobile Security can be accessed by selecting Continue without upgrade.

5.Review your activation details when you have installed ESET Mobile Security from the download link sent to your email address from the ESET HOME account. Tap Continue, and follow the instructions to activate ESET Mobile Security with the ESET HOME account. If you do not agree, tap Decline and follow the steps below. (this step is meant for you only if you received a ESET Mobile Security download link via email)

6.Use an activation key, or log in to your ESET HOME account using one of the options below to connect your mobile device to your account and activate ESET Mobile Security.

arrow_down_homeContinue with Google
arrow_down_homeContinue with Apple
arrow_down_homeScan QR code

7.The last steps of the start-up wizard vary based on your device's Android version.

arrow_down_homeAndroid 6–10
arrow_down_homeAndroid 11 and later


Battery protector

Many device manufacturers introduced battery protectors or battery-saving options in Android 6 and later devices. When turned on, this feature turns off the Anti-Phishing functionality in ESET Mobile Security. On devices with this feature, you must create an exception to allow the ESET Mobile Security Anti-Phishing functionality to work with the battery-saving feature turned on. To create an exception, check your device manufacturer's documentation.