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How to back up your smartphone with McAfee Mobile Security | Access control

The McAfee Mobile Security application allows you to perform backups of mobile data in a simple way. Available for iPhone (iOS) and Android smartphones, the ideal tool for people who need a safe place to store their personal data. This way, users of the free version can perform backups of contacts in a few steps.

Data is saved and secure in the McAfee cloud and can be restored by users at any time using McAfee Mobile Security. Check out the tutorial below and learn how to use the application.

Tutorial shows how to use the McAfee Mobile Security app backup tool Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoTutorial shows how to use the McAfee Mobile Security app backup tool Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to use the McAfee Mobile Security app backup tool Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

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Backup procedure on Android

Step 1. Open the application and access the "Backup" option. Then, tap the "Activate" button to start the app's access permissions to personal data.

Path to access the McAfee Mobile Security backup tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaPath to access the McAfee Mobile Security backup tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Path to access the McAfee Mobile Security backup tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. I need to create an account to use the backup feature. To do this, enter an e-mail address and tap "Next". Then, tap the "Sign up now" option.

Home screen to create a new McAfee Mobile Security account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaHome screen to create a new McAfee Mobile Security account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Home screen to create a new McAfee Mobile Security account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Re-enter your email and set a password. To proceed, tap "Next". At that time, a notice confirming the creation of your account will appear on the screen. Then, you will need to define a PIN that gives access to the backup option. Enter a new password twice in the indicated location and press "Next".

When creating an account and setting a PIN code for the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen creating an account and setting a PIN code for the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When creating an account and setting a PIN code for the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. On the application usage screen, tap on the "Now on" option, and on the next window, tap on "Activate".

When accessing the backup tool of the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen accessing the backup tool of the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When accessing the backup tool of the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Touch the "Backup" option. The next window displays all the items that can be saved by the application. When you tap on them, the backup will be performed. When finished, indications that the procedure has been performed will appear on the screen, as in the image below.

Option to backup your phone with the McAfee Mobile Security application Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaOption to backup your phone with the McAfee Mobile Security application Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option to backup your phone with the McAfee Mobile Security application Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 6. Back on the backup screen, tap on the "Restore" option to check the data available to restore to the mobile phone with the free version of the app.

Option to restore phone contacts backup with the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaOption to restore phone contacts backup with the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option to restore phone contacts backup with the McAfee Mobile Security app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Backup procedure on iPhone

Step 1. Open the application and select the option "Backup contacts". Then, tap "Allow access to contacts".

Path to access the McAfee Mobile Security backup tool for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaPath to access the McAfee Mobile Security backup tool for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Path to access the McAfee Mobile Security backup tool for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. It will be necessary to allow the app to access the cell phone contacts. To do this, tap "OK" on the permission screen. On the next screen, go to "Back up contacts" and wait for the upload to finish.

Screen that indicates the progress of the backup of contacts from the McAfee Mobile Security app for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaScreen that indicates the progress of the backup of contacts from the McAfee Mobile Security app for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Screen that indicates the progress of the backup of contacts from the McAfee Mobile Security app for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 3. The backup indicates the number of contacts saved. If you ever want to restore them, simply access the backup option again and tap on "Restore contacts".

Contacts backup completed on McAfee Mobile Security for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaContacts backup completed on McAfee Mobile Security for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Contacts backup completed on McAfee Mobile Security for iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Use the tip to ensure you save important data from your phone to the McAfee Mobile Security cloud.

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