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McAfee Mobile Security is a free Android application that allows you to set up usage profiles on your phone, ensuring security and privacy for the device owner. The function is especially useful for those who want to share the phone, preventing others from having access to social media apps and messengers, for example. It is possible to define up to three different profiles, each with its own applications.

Check out, in the following step by step, how to configure user profiles The function, however, is only available for the Google system. IPhone (iOS) users can use a native feature of Apple's system to prevent access to specific apps.

Learn how to use McAfee Mobile Security profiles Photo: Helito Bijora / dnetcLearn how to use McAfee Mobile Security profiles Photo: Helito Bijora / dnetc

Learn how to use McAfee Mobile Security profiles Photo: Helito Bijora / dnetc

How to back up your smartphone with McAfee Mobile Security

Step 1. Install McAfee Mobile Security on your phone. When opening the app for the first time, it is necessary to accept the terms of use. To do this, tap "Accept" and then "Activate".

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Configuring McAfee Mobile Security Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. The Android accessibility settings will open. Finally, you must find the item "McAfee Security" and activate the application's access to accessibility services.

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Enable app access to accessibility features Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. Returning to McAfee Mobile Security, open "Security" and tap "Set profile".

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Configuring privacy feature Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 4. McAfee Mobile Security asks for permission to access your calls, SMS messages and contacts. Touch "Enable" and "Allow".

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Allow the application to access your data Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 5. You must log in to your McAfee account. If you do not have a registration, tap "Sign up now" and create a free account. After doing this, press "Set profile" again.

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Log in or register for free Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 6. Enter the six digit PIN created at the time of registration. Then choose the profile you want to configure and tap on the arrow icon, to the right of the name.

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Configuring user profile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 7. Use the left selection box to choose the applications you want to allow and press "Save". Returning to the profile selection screen, mark the desired profile and tap "Activate".

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Select the applications allowed for the profile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 8. Only previously selected applications can be used. To access all your apps, tap "Change profile" in the top right corner of the screen, select "Unrestricted" and confirm your PIN.

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Changing McAfee Mobile Security usage profile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips to prevent others from accessing applications with sensitive data when using your phone.

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