Mobile Security Quick Start Guide

Learn how to set up Mobile Security on your mobile device.

Learn how to download, install and setup Malwarebytes Mobile Security on your iOS or Android devices.

Already a Mobile Security user, manually update to the latest version.

Select your operating system

1

Verify your device is supported

Before installing the app, check if your device is compatible with the Mobile Security requirements.

2

Install app on your device

Go to the Apple App store, and search for Malwarebytes Mobile Security. Get the app, then tap Open.

Install screen for Malwarebytes Mobile Security on iOS app

3

Get started

Swipe to review the features of Mobile Security. Then tap Get Started or Already have a Subscription.

Install screen for Malwarebytes Mobile Security on iOS app

4

Allow notifications

Tap Allow to get real-time security updates.

Install screen for Malwarebytes Mobile Security on iOS app

5

Buy a subscription

Select a plan, confirm your subscription details, then complete the purchase. 

Subscription screen for Malwarebytes Mobile Security on iOS app

6

Turn on Security features

On the app’s Dashboard, tap each Security feature to activate your protection. If prompted, allow the required system permissions.

Security features screen in Malwarebytes Mobile Security iOS app

7

Turn on VPN

To browse the internet privately and securely connect to a Malwarebytes VPN server.

Under VPN, tap Activate or Upgrade, then toggle VPN On. If prompted, follow the instructions.

VPN Screen in Malwarebytes Mobile Security iOS app

8

You're done!

You have now activated Mobile Security on your iOS device.

Still have questions? Visit Malwarebytes Mobile Security to find more articles.

Completion screen in Malwarebytes Mobile Security iOS app

1

Verify your device is supported

Before installing the app, check if your device is compatible with the Mobile Security requirements.

2

Install app on your device

Go to the Google Play Store app, and search for Malwarebytes Mobile Security. Install the app, then tap Open.

3

Get started

Swipe to review the features of Mobile Security. Then tap Get Started or I have a Subscription.

Subscription screen in Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app

4

Allow notifications

Tap Allow to get real-time security updates.

An Android device showing the subscription screen in the Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app

5

Buy a subscription

Select a plan, confirm your subscription details, then complete the purchase.

Subscription screen in Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app.

6

Turn on Security features

On the app’s Dashboard, tap each Security feature to activate your protection. If prompted, allow the required system permissions.

Android device showing how to toggle on security features in Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app.

7

Scan device

Run a scan to check your device’s apps and files for threats.

Tap Scan now to start a scan. If prompted, allow the Storage access permission. Learn more about scans and acting on scan results.

Android device showing the Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app. Tap

8

Resolve security issues

At the top of the Dashboard, tap Boost your score. Review each issue and take the recommended actions to resolve them.

Android device showing the security issues found by the Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app.

9

Turn on VPN

To browse the internet privately and securely connect to a Malwarebytes VPN server.

Under VPN, toggle VPN On or tap Upgrade. If prompted, follow the instructions.

Android device showing the Malwarebytes Mobile Security Android app with the VPN toggle button.

10

You're done!

You have now activated Mobile Security on your device.

Still have questions? Visit Malwarebytes Mobile Security to find more articles.

Android device showing the Malwarebytes Mobile Security app in the activated state.