McAfee Mobile Security is an application that offers several security tools for Android and iPhone (iOS), including a device finder. The app allows you to track the cell phone's GPS signal and point the exact address on which it is located on the map. To function, the feature requires a previous configuration, without which the phone cannot be found in case of loss or theft. See, in the following tutorial, how to activate the function on the smartphone and then how to search for a monitored device via the internet.
McAfee Mobile Security app lets you know the location of your lost Android or iPhone Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
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Step 1. Download and install McAfee Mobile Security on your phone. When opening the app for the first time, click Activate in the pop-up window to grant the program special permission. Locate the app in the accessibility setting to continue.
Access McAfee Mobile Security accessibility settings Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. Turn the key at the top to activate the permission.
Grant accessibility permission to McAfee Mobile Security Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Back in the app, tap Find device, then tap Activate to grant more permissions.
Enable McAfee Mobile Security's location feature Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 4. On the next screen, you should create a McAfee account. Enter your email address and proceed to create a password.
Create a McAfee account in the application Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 5. To finish creating the account, define a second security code consisting of six numbers. Then, grant one more set of permissions by tapping Activate.
Create a security PIN and finish the configuration Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 6. On cell phones running Android 6 or later, I still need to disable battery optimization so that the application can run in the background. Touch the notification and then Allow in the pop-up window.
Disable battery optimization for the app if you use Android 6 or higher Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 1. Download and install McAfee Mobile Security for iOS and tap Find device. You will be taken to a McAfee account setup screen. To get started, enter your email address.
Create a McAfee account on the iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. Create a password and tap Next to return to the previous screen. This time, note that there is a new option Find device: disabled. Touch the Activate button below.
Create a password and activate the McAfee Mobile Security location feature Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. The app will display an instruction page. Swipe sideways to proceed and tap Go to settings.
Access McAfee Mobile Security settings on iOS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. On the McAfee Mobile Security settings screen, tap Location and select the Always option to keep the app?s locator enabled.
Enable McAfee Mobile Security nonstop location on iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 5. Back in the app, tap Find device and go to Get started to start activating the feature.
Activate the McAfee Mobile Security locator Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 6. Finally, activate the key in the Continuous Tracking option.
Turn on McAfee Mobile Security 24-hour tracking on iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
The method of locating a lost or stolen smartphone is the same for Android or iOS. To use just access a computer browser or borrowed phone.
Step 1. Open the McAfee Mobile Security web page and enter your email and password to sign in. After login, the tool will display your device on the screen. Touch Find on the footer.
Access your McAfee account and locate your device online Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. After a few seconds, the map will display the cell phone's location address. Touch I lost my device to perform a remote lock. The phone can be unlocked using fingerprints, standard PIN or, on Android phones, using the six digit code defined in the initial configuration.
Lock your phone with a remote password Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
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