McAfee Security: Free iPhone Security Manager

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McAfee security is a free iPhone application that allows you to protect your personal stuff on your phone from others. It is a 5-star rated application on the app store. It has many options to save your contacts, photos and videos from within the application. It has a user base of 150 million. This figure speaks for itself and the capabilities of this application. The application can also backup your contacts and restore them if need be.

You can also use this application to track your phone if you loose it somehow. The photos and videos can be protected as usual from the application.

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You need to sign up and create an account for using this application. The authentication is done by good old method of sending an E-mail to your ID from where you have to activate your account. As it may sound a little conventional, the features that this application carries make up to it.

Here are the features of this app:-

Photo and Video vault

You can choose the photos from your library to add them into the McAfee secure vault. These photos are now protected by a 6-digit pass code chosen by you. These photos can be later accessed from the vault itself. Also, you have to manually delete these photos from the default iOS library if you want them to be secure. The application does not provide automatic deletion facility.

Contacts Backup

You can backup all your contacts with McAfee and in case you loose them, you can restore them with a single click.


Location Tracking

If you loose your phone or it is stolen by any chance, this application is a real savior. It saves your location automatically and updates it. You can choose from various options in which you may prefer turning off the repeated locating to save some battery. The interval at which your location is updated can also be changed. There is a special option called S.O.S. If you turn S.O.S. on, the application will violate the regular interval of battery location and will save the device’s location if its battery is low. This is a pretty handy feature just in case.


Secure Snap

Instead of transferring the photos and videos from the library, you can simply click the photos from the application itself and your clicked media will be stored in the vault itself and will not appear in the library.

Jailbreak detection

This feature is helpful to know if someone has tampered with you device or not. The jailbreak exposes your phone to further security risks, this application helps you to detect if your device is jailbroken or not.

Remote Wipe

If you want to wipe your contacts remotely, you can go to to do so. This feature is useful when you know your phone has fallen into wrong hands.

Final Verdict:

The application has many uses and can be pretty useful to everyone. One problem associated with it is constant use of battery for location services. This decreases the battery life. Also, the application is pretty compact. There is no extra feature or buttons to confuse you or waste your time. It simply does the job it is meant for. With NSA hype catching up lately, I think you should give it a try.

The McAfee Security app for iPhone can be tried out here.

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Works With: iPhone, iPad requires iOS 6.0 or later
Free/Paid: Free

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