How to activate the built-in antivirus on a Samsung phone

Learn how to activate the built-in antivirus on a Samsung phone with this step-by-step tutorial.

Device security is a malware (virus) scanner from McAfee that comes pre-installed on many Samsung smartphones.

Steps

1. Open your phone's settings.

Samsung Galaxy settings Android 9

2. Open Device maintenance or Device care or Battery and device care.

Samsung Galaxy Device care Android 9

3. Tap on Device security or Security or Device protection.

Samsung Galaxy Security Android 9

4. Tap on Activate or Turn on.

Activate antivirus Samsung Galaxy

The antivirus is now activated.