Activating a paid version of Avast Mobile Security for Android

A subscription purchased in the Avast Mobile Security app is automatically activated on the Android device you use to make the purchase. A subscription purchased through another Avast sales channel, such as the Avast Store or an offer within another Avast product, needs to be manually activated. If you want to use your Avast Mobile Security subscription on another device, you also need to manually activate it. The number of devices you can activate depends on the subscription you purchased.

Before following the activation steps in this article, ensure the latest version of Avast Mobile Security is installed on your Android device. For instructions, refer to the following article:

Locate your activation code

Using an activation code (sometimes called a voucher or subscription code) is the standard method to manually activate an Avast Mobile Security subscription. You can find your activation code in:

  • Avast Mobile Security app: if you purchased a subscription via the Avast Mobile Security app on your mobile device.
  • Order confirmation email: if you purchased a subscription from the Avast Store or another Avast product on your PC or Mac.
  • Another Avast app: if you purchased a subscription via another Avast app on your mobile device.
  1. Ensure you are logged into the Google Play Store with the same Google Account that you used to purchase Avast Mobile Security. For instructions on how to verify this, refer to the following article:
  2. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the home screen of your device to open the app.
  3. Select MenuSettingsSubscription.
  4. Write down your activation code.
  1. Open your order confirmation email.
  2. Scroll down to the Activation code section of the email. Write down your activation code or copy it to your clipboard:
    • Tap and hold the text.
    • Tap and drag the highlight handles to select the whole activation code.
    • Tap Copy in the menu that appears.

Refer to the relevant article to locate your activation code in the app where you purchased your subscription:

Activate Avast Mobile Security on an Android device

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the home screen of your device to open the app.
  2. Go to MenuRemove ads.
  3. Select Menu (three dots), then Enter voucher code.
  4. Enter your activation code into the text box and tap Confirm to complete the activation. Refer to the instructions above to locate your activation code.
  5. Tap Close. Your Avast Mobile Security subscription is activated.

Other options

Avast Mobile Security also allows you to choose from other activation options:

This option only applies if you purchased your Avast Mobile Security subscription through the Google Play Store.
  1. Ensure you are logged into the Google Play Store with the same Google Account that you used to purchase Avast Mobile Security. For instructions on how to verify this, refer to the following article:
  2. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the home screen of your device to open the app.
  3. Go to MenuRemove ads.
  4. Select Menu (three dots), then Restore license.
  5. The app will automatically retrieve and activate your Avast Mobile Security license from Google Play Store.

Troubleshoot activation issues

In some cases, license synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your license is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

  • Avast Mobile Security 6.x
  • Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, API 16) or higher

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