How to turn off device security on a Samsung phone (Android 7, 8, 9, and 10)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to turn off device security on a Samsung phone.

This tutorial works for all Samsung phones with Android 7, 8, 9, and 10, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, Note 7, S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10, Note 10, S20, A71, A51, A50s, A30s, and all other types.

Device security is a malware (virus) scanner from McAfee that comes pre-installed on many Samsung Galaxy phones that have Android 7, 8 and 9.

You cannot remove (uninstall) device security, but you can disable it.

How to disable device security on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7, 8 and 9)

1. Open your phone's settings.

Samsung Galaxy settings

2. Open Apps.

Open Samsung Galaxy apps list

3. Tap on the ⁝ (3 dots) options button in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

Samsung Galaxy apps options button

4. Tap on Show system apps.

Show system apps on Samsung Galaxy

5. Scroll down to Device security and tap on it.

Samsung Galaxy Device Security

You can also search for device security and tap on it when it appears.

Samsung Galaxy Device Security

6. Tap on Storage.

Samsung Galaxy Device Security storage settings

7. Tap on Clear data. On some Android versions, you can find it at the bottom of the screen.

Clear data Samsung Galaxy Device Security

A confirmation message will appear.

8. Tap on Delete or OK (depends on your Android version).

Device security is now disabled.

To check if device security is disabled, you open your phone's settings > “Device maintenance“ or “Device care” > “Device security” or “Security”.

To activate device security, you open your phone's settings > “Device maintenance“ or “Device care” > “Device security” or “Security” > tap on Activate.



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