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How do you download the Lookout app on a mobile device?

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To download Lookout on your compatible iOS or Android device, go to Lookout.com, and click on the Personal link located in the upper left portion of the Web page. Click on the Download on the App Store or Get It On Google Play button.

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When creating a new account for Lookout, provide a current email address and a password. Agree to Lookout's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Once you sign up for an account, you can view security, location and backup settings. After creating an account, you can continue using Lookout for free or explore the benefits of the Premium version. The Premium version provides theft alerts, photo backup services, lock and wipe protection, call history backup and safe Internet browsing, in addition to a personalized privacy adviser. Lookout offers enterprise services for small businesses and large organizations. In addition to iOS and Android devices, Lookout also supports the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Lookout, which debuted in 2007, was created by University of Southern California graduates John Hering, James Burgess and Kevin Mahaffey. Originally called Flexilis, this San Francisco-based mobile security company protects consumer and business smartphone devices against cybercriminals and viral attacks. As of 2015, the company analyzes data from more than 70 million users and thousands of applications daily.

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