How to disable device security on a Samsung phone
This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable device security on a Samsung phone.
This tutorial works for all Samsung phones with Android 7, 8, 9, and 10.
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
1. Open your phone's settings.
2. Open Apps.
3. Tap on the ⁝ (3 dots) options button in the top right corner of your phone's screen.
4. Tap on Show system apps.
5. Scroll down to Device security and tap on it.
You can also search for device security and tap on it when it appears.
6. Tap on Storage.
7. Tap on Clear data. On some Android versions, you can find it at the bottom of the screen.
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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