Activating Avast Mobile Security Premium

Avast Mobile Security is available as both a free and paid product. The paid product, Avast Mobile Security Premium, requires a subscription to use. After installing Avast Mobile Security, you need to activate your subscription using a valid activation code or your Avast Account.

Avast Mobile Security Premium subscriptions purchased via Google Play Store or the App Store are activated automatically on the device used to make the purchase and do not need to be manually activated.

Activation Code

To activate Avast Mobile Security Premium using an activation code:

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the Home screen of your device to open the app.
  2. Tap Upgrade.
  3. Tap (three dots) ▸ Already Purchased?.
  4. Select Redeem an activation code.
  5. Type or paste your activation code into the text box, including hyphens, then tap Use This Code.
  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the Home screen of your device to open the app.
  2. Tap UpgradeAlready purchased?.
  3. Select Enter Avast subscription code.
  4. Type or paste your activation code into the text box, including hyphens, then tap OK.
  5. Tap OK.

Your Avast Mobile Security Premium subscription is now active.

Avast Account

To activate Avast Mobile Security Premium using your Avast Account:

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the Home screen of your device to open the app.
  2. Tap Upgrade.
  3. Tap (three dots) ▸ Already Purchased?.
  4. Select Restore from Avast Account.
  5. Select Email.
  6. Enter your Avast Account credentials, then tap Log In Avast Account.

Your Avast Mobile Security subscription is now active.

Reactivation

If you have a new activation code and want to change from your current subscription to a new subscription, or transfer your subscription to a different device, use this option to unlink your subscription and then reactivate Avast Mobile Security Premium.

Unlink your 'old' subscription

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the Home screen of your device to open the app.
  2. Tap Menu (three lines) ▸ My Subscriptions.
  3. Write down your 'old' activation code if you want to transfer it to a different device.
  4. Tap (three dots) next to your 'old' subscription, then select Remove.
  5. Tap Remove.
 

Activate your 'new' subscription

  1. Tap Upgrade.
  2. Tap (three dots) ▸ Already Purchased?.
  3. Select Redeem an activation code.
  4. Type or paste your 'new' activation code into the text box, including hyphens, then tap Use This Code.

Your Avast Mobile Security Premium subscription is now active.

Restore from Google Play

If you change or reset your Android device, you can reactivate Avast Mobile Security Premium via the Google Play Store account that you used to purchase your subscription.

This option only applies if you purchased your Avast Mobile Security Premium subscription through Google Play Store.

To reactivate Avast Mobile Security Premium via Google Play Store:

  1. Ensure you are logged into Google Play Store with the same Google Account that you used to purchase Avast Mobile Security.
  2. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the Home screen of your device to open the app.
  3. Tap Upgrade.
  4. Tap (three dots) ▸ Already Purchased?.
  5. Select Restore from Google Play.

The app automatically retrieves and activates your Avast Mobile Security Premium subscription from Google Play Store.

Restore from App Store

This option only applies if you purchased Avast Mobile Security Premium via the App Store and have changed or reset your iOS device.

To restore an Avast Mobile Security Premium subscription via the App Store:

  1. Ensure you are logged into the App Store with the same Apple ID that you used to purchase Avast Mobile Security Premium.
  2. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on the Home screen of your device to open the app.
  3. Tap UpgradeAlready purchased?.
  4. Select Restore from iTunes.
  5. Tap OK.

Your Avast Mobile Security Premium subscription is now active.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience any activation issues:

  1. Ensure you have correctly entered your activation code, including hyphens.
  2. If activation using your activation code still doesn't work, try following the instructions to activate using your Avast Account.
  3. Check that your Avast Account is registered to the email address that you used to purchase Avast Mobile Security Premium. If you used a different email address for purchase, you can add this email address to your Avast Account. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:
  4. In some cases, subscription synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your subscription is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

To learn more about how to use Avast Mobile Security Premium, refer to the following articles:

For instructions to transfer your subscription to a new device, refer to the following article:

  • Avast Mobile Security Premium 6.x for Android
  • Avast Mobile Security Premium 2.x for iOS
  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher
  • Apple iOs 12.0 or higher
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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