It’s never been more important to make sure your devices are secure and your personal, private data stays private. Now McAfee can help maintain your privacy and make your mobile experience even better than before.

Introducing the all new McAfee Mobile Security app! McAfee Mobile Security is a free cell phone app, that protects your private data and strengthens your iPhone or iPad’s security with Safe Web, Media Vault, Anti-Theft, Thief Cam & Contacts Backup.

Maintain your privacy by hiding your photos and videos behind a secure PIN. Prevent threats through the safe browsing utility of Safe Web. Use GPS and location services to recover your lost or stolen cell phone. Backup and restore your contacts to your device through the McAfee Cloud.

Featuring a fresh, clean design with easy app navigation and enhanced Security Scan capabilities, McAfee’s Mobile Security threat scan will detect:
- Unsecure WiFi hotspots
- ‘Man-in-the-Middle’ WiFi attacks
- Rogue Access Points
- Out-of-date Apple iOS
- Secure settings

Safe Web alerts you when browsing malicious websites, protects you from phishing or ARP Spoofing and helps to keep your personal data, photos and videos private.

McAfee Mobile Security includes:

• Media Vault PIN Protection
- Maintain your privacy and protect your private data, photos & videos behind a secure PIN
- Media Vault files are safely encrypted and locally stored on your iPhone or iPad
- Open your Media Vault quickly and safely with Touch ID or Face ID (iPhone X only)
- Snap photos/videos using the app and the entire photo session will be automatically encrypted and locked in the vault

• Safe Web
- Web protection scanner for cleaner, safer browsing
- Safe Web scans for threats and blocks access to any risky websites

• Secure WiFi
- Protection from ARP Spoofing attacks and unsecured WiFi networks

• Contacts Backup
- Backup your contacts automatically through the McAfee Cloud
- Restore your contacts if your device is lost or stolen

• Find Device
- If your device is lost, you can locate it with a GPS tracker to identify its’ current location.
- Easily track and locate your iPhone or iPad on a GPS map
- Activate remote alarm to locate your lost or stolen device, even in silent mode
- Initiate an alarm from your Apple Watch to locate your iPhone
- Improves chances of locating your lost device by saving the location of your iPhone or iPad when battery is low

• Remotely Wipe Contacts
- If you're sure your device has fallen into the wrong hands, remotely wipe your contacts data before it gets misused

• Thief Cam
- Secure your private media if your phone is compromised or stolen and use Mobile Security to catch the intruder trying to get into your Media Vault
- Receive an email with a photo of the intruder and the device location via GPS to help recover your cell phone

• Battery Indicator
- Check your iPhone battery level on your Apple Watch

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease your battery life.

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Version 3.0.3

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Introducing the all-new McAfee Mobile Security!
Fresh new design & product optimizations will give you:
• Easy app navigation to access your favorite features
• Security scan for any Wi-Fi or system threats
• Safe Web helps keep you safe from risky websites

If you love the new experience, please leave us a review and rate us 5 stars! (5 Stars = Good)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11.2K Ratings
11.2K Ratings

McAfee App Sent Phishing Message


I received the following alert from the McAfee App, that my Wi-Fi was under threat & I should disconnect - “1 threat found. Scan complete. [(MY WI-FI NAME)] - Your personal info is at risk, Disconnect Now!” I was uncomfortable about this message using my Wi-Fi name in a pop up, so I called McAfee & they were unaware of why this message was sent. That Representative told me that it was a Phishing attempt & to disregard the ‘email’! She sent me to Technical Support, when I explained that this alert came from the App. Tech Support was also unaware of this message, but after speaking to someone, ran me through disconnecting & reconnecting my iPhone from the Wi-Fi. As I have not had Wi-Fi trouble, there was no reconnect issue. But then, the tech told me that my PASSWORD was weak (it is very strong) & that I should change it. This felt fishy to me. I tried to tell the McAfee Tech that they should check to make sure THEIR APP hadn’t been hacked. I did not feel that they understood.
I then called AppleCare to report this. AppleCare does not have an avenue to contact developers about such issues. I am hoping that McAfee will read this review and check their system. I am trying to be helpful here, and I see that someone actually responded to a previous concern.

Developer Response

Hi there, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience that you’ve faced and McAfee will address this at the earliest. Please write to us at with your contact details and a convenient time so that one of our representatives will contact you to have this issue addressed.

Great Security App


This app is perfect. I originally used McAfee to keep my computer safe from malware and it worked quite well. Then I heard of this app. My oh my was it good. It had a safe place for my precious photos, with password lock. And it had safe web, which is a very nice touch. I use this app alongside an adblocker (I use Adguard) to keep my mobile browsing ad free and safe. By the way, you can link your phone to a pre-existing McAfee subscription like the one I used for my PC so you don’t have to buy several of them to protect your devices. I do have a minor complaint though, even though McAfee has a very user-friendly interface, it lacks the ability to have more advance options to specifically target certain things like malware. Plus the app can be a little buggy. Otherwise great app, worth your time. P.S. I am 14 years old. Thanks for reading this. Now get off your phone and go outside!

Developer Response

Thanks for the great review. We are really glad you are enjoying our app and it's features. Due to iOS restrictions, we could provide only limited features for apple devices. However, we will certainly share your suggestions with the concern team. If you need any assistance in the future, you can contact us at We are available 24/7.

Is it worth it??


Security is one of the upmost important things to me, and I’m sure to a lot of you too! Now Mcafee has a mobile security app for devices. I personally was excited for this app. After downloading and registering I scanned my phone. It was easy and a little too quick but who doesn’t like fast and efficient?! Makes me wonder if I even needed it for my iPhone. One of the worlds greatest phones, My iPhone was fine before the install and I really don’t see how it would work on a phone with a real issue. The app is really limited on what it does. It contains 4 different scans that are great but what about scanning apps and programs and emails? It doesn’t really tell me what it really scans other then the 4 main options on the dashboard. So with or without I believe my iPhone will be just fine. I hope Mcafee develops the app more and can show you how the app works when your phone is under a real threat.


McAfee, LLC.
66.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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