Installing Avast Omni Family Member

To benefit from full Avast Omni protection, install the Avast Omni Family Member app on all Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices that are connected to your home network. Start by creating a new user profile for each family member via the Avast Omni Family Guardian app, then add devices to each user profile, and finally, install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device.

You can add family members while you wait for your Avast Omni hub to be delivered.

Create a new user profile

Follow the relevant instructions below using the Avast Omni Family Guardian app to set up an Adult or Child profile for each person in your household.

New Adult or Child profile

  1. Double-click the Avast Omni Family Guardian app icon on the desktop of your parent device to open the app.
  2. Ensure Your Home is selected in the left panel and click New member.
  3. Select Adult or Child, then enter the name of the person and click Save.

Your new user profile is set up. Continue with the instructions below to add devices to the new user profile, starting at step 3.

New Adult or Child profile

  1. Tap the Avast Omni Family Guardian icon on the Home screen of your parent device to open the app.
  2. Select the Family icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap the Add a family member icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Adult or Child, then enter the name of the person, and tap Next.

Your new user profile is set up. For Adult profiles, skip to the next section in this article to add devices to the user profile, starting at step 3.

For Child profiles, Avast Omni prompts you to set up parental controls. Follow the instructions below to set up content filters. Alternatively, tap the back arrow to skip these settings and continue with the instructions in the next section to add devices to the new Child profile.

Set up content filters

  1. Select one of the following protection levels:
    • Strict: blocks objectionable content, all social media, and text messaging.
    • Medium: blocks objectionable content and mature social media.
    • Low: blocks objectionable content.
    • None: no content filters are set up. Skip to step 4 below.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Customize Filter: specify which apps and websites are blocked.
    • Block: all types of content within the category are blocked.
    • Not Now: no content is blocked.
  3. If you selected Customize Filter in the previous step, tap the green slider next to a content type/app to unblock it, then tap Save. When the slider is gray, the content is not blocked.
  4. If prompted, repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other category types (social media and messaging apps).

Content filters are set up for the Child profile. Continue with the instructions below to add devices to the user profile, starting at step 3.

For more information about the Avast Omni parental control features, refer to the following article:

New Adult or Child profile

  1. Tap the Avast Omni Family Guardian app icon on the Home screen of your parent device to open the app.
  2. Select the Family icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap the Add a family member icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Adult or Child, then enter the name of the person, and tap Next.

Your new user profile is set up. For Adult profiles, skip to the next section to add devices to the user profile, starting at step 2.

For Child profiles, Avast Omni prompts you to set up content filters, and location alerts. Alternatively, tap the back arrow to skip these settings and continue with the instructions in the next section to add devices to the new Child profile.

Set up content filters and location alerts

  1. Select one of the following protection levels:
    • Strict: blocks objectionable content, all social media, and text messaging.
    • Medium: blocks objectionable content and mature social media.
    • Low: blocks objectionable content.
    • None: no content filters are set up. Skip to step 5 below.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Customize: specify which apps and websites are blocked.
    • Block: all types of content within the category are blocked.
    • Not Now: no content is blocked.
  3. If you selected Customize in the previous step, tap the green slider next to a content type/app to unblock it, then tap Save. When the slider is gray, the content is not blocked.
  4. If prompted, repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other category types (social media and messaging apps).
  5. On the Location Alerts screen, tap Set Up Alerts. Alternatively, tap Not Now to skip this step.
  6. Tap Always Allow to enable location alerts to function correctly.
  7. Enter a Place name and Address. By default, the location alert is set to notify you when your child arrives and departs from the specified location. To change these settings, tap the green (ON) slider so that it changes to gray (OFF). Tap Save to confirm your settings.

Content filters and location alerts are set up for the Child profile. Continue with the instructions below to add devices to the user profile, starting at step 3.

For more information about the Avast Omni parental control features, refer to the following article:

Add devices to a user profile

Before installing the Avast Omni Family Member app on a Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS device, you need to link the device with a user profile via the Avast Omni Family Guardian app.

You can have multiple devices linked to a user profile.

To add a device to a user profile:

  1. Select a user profile name from the left panel.
  2. Click Add a new device.
  3. Choose either option A or B:
    1. Select a device from the list of identified devices connected to your internet, and click Done. Then select the newly added device, and click Install Avast Omni.
    2. Click Add a new device, then enter a name for the device and click Next.
  4. A download link and code are displayed on the screen. Use this information to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device. Click Close when you have finished the installation.

The device is now added to the user profile and appears on the devices list. Continue with the instructions below to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device.

To add a device to a user profile:

  1. Tap the Family icon at the bottom of the screen, then select a user profile.
  2. Tap Add Device.
  3. Choose either option A or B:
    1. Select a device from the list of Unassigned Devices and tap Save. Then select the newly added device, and tap Protect On The Go.
    2. Tap Add new device, then enter a name for the device, and tap Next.
  4. A download link and code are displayed on the screen. Use this information to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device. Tap the back arrow when you have finished the installation.

The device is now added to the user profile. Continue with the instructions below to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device.

To add a device to a user profile:

  1. Tap the Family icon at the bottom of the screen, then select a user profile.
  2. Tap Add Device.
  3. Choose either option A or B:
    1. Select a device from the list of Unassigned Devices, and tap Save. Then tap Install Avast Omni, optionally edit the device name, and tap Next.
    2. Tap Add new device. Enter a name for the device, then tap Next.
  4. A download link and code are displayed on the screen. Use this information to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device. Tap the X in the top-left corner when you have finished the installation to return to the user profile.

The device is now added to the user profile. Continue with the instructions below to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the newly added device.

Install the Avast Omni Family Member app

Follow the relevant instructions below to install the Avast Omni Family Member app on the Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices in your household.

To download and install the Avast Omni Family Member app on a Windows device:

  1. Open an internet browser on the Windows device and type the download link displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app into the search bar. Hit Enter on your keyboard. The Avast Omni Family Member app will download onto your device.
    The download link is case sensitive.
  2. Double-click the avast_omni_setup_online file (by default in your downloads folder).
  3. If prompted by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Wait while your PC installs Avast Omni.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Click Use it now.
  8. Enter the pairing code displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app and click Join.
  9. Click Yes, Join to confirm.

The Avast Omni Family Member app is installed and your Windows device is now protected against viruses and malware.

To download and install the Avast Omni Family Member app on a Mac:

  1. Open an internet browser on the Mac and type the download link displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app into the search bar. Hit Enter on your keyboard.
    The download link is case sensitive.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Wait while Avast Omni is downloaded to your Mac.
  4. Double-click the avast_security_online file (by default in your downloads folder).
  5. Double-click the Avast Security icon to start the installation.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.
  7. Enter the pairing code displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app, then click Join.
  8. Click Yes, Join.
  9. Click Next to progress through the welcome tutorial.
  10. Click Start Using Omni to complete the installation.

The Avast Omni Family Member app is installed and your Mac is now protected against viruses and malware.

To download and install the Avast Omni Family Member app on an Android device:

  1. Choose either option A or B:
    1. Open an internet browser on the Android device and type the download link displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app into the search bar, then tap Go.
      The download link is case sensitive.
    2. Open Google Play Store on the Android device and search for Avast Omni. Select Avast Omni - Family Member from the search results.
  2. Tap Install.
  3. When the app has finished downloading, tap the Avast Omni icon on the Home screen of your Android device to open the app.
  4. When prompted, enter the pairing code displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app and tap Next.

The Avast Omni Family Member app is installed on the Android device, but needs to be linked with your household Avast Omni network for all features to work. Follow the steps below to complete this process.

  1. Tap Allow to grant permission for Avast Omni to access the location of the Android device.
    If you select Deny, the location alert function of Avast Omni will not work.
  2. Tap Go To Settings, select Permissions, and ensure location permissions are enabled, then use the back button on your device to return to the Avast Omni app.
    The exact steps to turn on location permissions will vary depending on your Android version and device model.
  3. Tap Next to pair the phone.
  4. Tap Go To Accessibility.
  5. Enable accessibility permissions for Avast Omni Family Member.
    The exact steps to enable accessibility permissions will vary depending on your Android version and device model.
  6. Tap Enable, then Activate to prevent the app from being uninstalled.
  7. Tap ConnectOK to set up a VPN connection, which allows Avast Omni to apply the content filters you set up.
  8. Tap OK.

The Android device is now paired and linked with your household Avast Omni network.

To download and install the Avast Omni Family Member app on an iOS device:

  1. Choose either option A or B:
    1. Open an internet browser on the iOS device and type the download link displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app into the search bar, then tap Go.
      The download link is case sensitive.
    2. Open the App Store on the iOS device and search for Avast Omni. Select Avast Omni - Family Member from the search results.
  2. Tap Get, then Install.
  3. When the Avast Omni Family Member app has finished downloading, tap the Avast Omni icon on the Home screen of your iOS device to open the app.
  4. Tap Get Started, then enter the pairing code displayed in the Avast Omni Family Guardian app, and tap Use This Code.

The Avast Omni Family Member app is installed on the iOS device, but needs to be linked with your household Avast Omni network for all features to work. Follow the steps below to complete this process.

  1. Tap Always Allow to grant permission for Avast Omni to access the location of the iOS device.
    If you select Don't Allow, the location alert function of Avast Omni will not work.
  2. Tap Show Me How.
  3. Review the VPN Data collection information, then tap AcceptAllow.

The iOS device is now paired and linked with your household Avast Omni network.

  • Avast Omni 1.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit
     
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)
     
  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher
     
  • Apple iOS 11.0 or higher
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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