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How to Manage Bitdefender Central Subscription/ App?

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Bitdefender is one of the well-recognized names in cybersecurity, whose products range from free antivirus to an enterprise security package. The company is a recipient of many Awards as well. To help its clients manage their multiple devices, the company launched Bitdefender Central. Let us give a brief idea for those who need to become more familiar with Bitdefender Central.

Bitdefender Central is an online platform that lets you view and manage your Bitdefender products, accounts, and subscriptions. In this blog, we will show you how you can manage your subscription and devices using Bitdefender Central.

How to Manage Your Subscriptions in Bitdefender Central

One of the most remarkable features of Bitdefender Central is that it lets you easily manage your subscriptions. Its dashboard lets you view the current status of your subscription that needs your attention. From its My Subscriptions module, you can easily activate a new subscription using the code received on your email address or the box.

  1. First, you need to visit central.bitdefender.com and login into your Account.
  2. Next, tap on the My Subscription panel.
  3. Tap the + Activate with code option.
  4. After tapping on it, enter the code in the corresponding field and hit ACTIVATE.

How to Install Protection on a New Device?

Besides subscriptions, you can also add protection to your devices from Bitdefender Central. The process involves a few steps and is relatively easy to decipher. You can install Bitdefender from your subscriptions if no devices are allocated to a service. Follow these steps to add protection on a new device:

  1. Launch your browser and visit central.bitdefender.com.
  2. Sign into your Account.
  3. Next, tap on the My Subscription panel.
  4. From the subscription card, tap on Install Protection on a new device. The subscription card will show 0 active devices.
  5. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to install Bitdefender on a new device.

How to Connect Bitdefender Apps to Another Central Account?

A single Bitdefender Central Account comes with limited slots. If you've used all your slots, you can connect Bitdefender apps to another Central Account. With the help of the Bitdefender Switch Account feature, you can switch and connect the apps to another Central Account. To use this feature, follow the steps mentioned below:

On Windows

  1. Launch the Bitdefender product on your computer.
  2. On Bitdefender's dashboard, tap the account icon.
  3. Tap the Switch Account option to change the Account linked to the computer.
  4. Enter your other Central Account's email address and password to Sign in.

On macOS

  1. Tap the B icon in the top menu bar and select Open Main Window to launch Bitdefender.
  2. Tap on My Account in the left-side column of the main window.
  3. Tap the Switch Account option to change the Account linked to the computer.
  4. Enter your other Central Account's email address and password to Sign in.

On Android

  1. On your Android device, launch the Bitdefender Mobile Security app.
  2. Click the three dots shaped like a triangle on the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Click on your email address.
  4. Select Log out of your Account and click OK to confirm.
  5. Enter your other Central Account's email address and password to Sign in.

On iOS

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, launch the Bitdefender Mobile Security app.
  2. Click the three dots icon and select MY Account.
  3. Click Logout.
  4. You will be prompted to confirm your action. Click Logout to confirm it.
  5. Enter your other Central Account's email address and password to Sign in.

How to Transfer or Reallocate a Device to Another Bitdefender Subscription?

A single Bitdefender Central Account can have multiple subscriptions. You can easily view and manage your subscription under one roof. During activation, you can merge two identical subscriptions into a single subscription with extended validity. Multiple subscriptions are valid for the same or different Bitdefender products and can also be stored on your Central Account.

You can assign different subscriptions to different devices to another device. You can move devices to a valid subscription when the old service expires or is invalidated. To transfer or reallocate your Bitdefender subscription to another device, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open your web browser, and go to the Bitdefender Central Login page.
  2. Sign in to your Central Account.
  3. Tap on the My Subscriptions panel.
  4. From the old/expiring subscription card, click on the Manage button.
  5. Then, in the drop-down menu, choose Manage Device Allocation.
  6. Tap to view the devices on which the Bitdefender product has been installed.
  7. To modify the current allocation of a device, tap on Change under a device name.
  8. Choose the Change allocation option.
  9. In the lower-right corner of the screen, tap the CHANGE ALLOCATION.

How to Buy More Seats to Your Subscription?

You get a limited number of slots with Bitdefender subscriptions. You use these slots to install Bitdefender products on multiple devices. This is one of the two options you can use when you reach the device limit of your Bitdefender subscription but want to protect more devices. You can purchase a separate subscription with additional seats from Bitdefender Central.

  1. Launch your web browser and go to central.bitdefender.com.
  2. Log in to your Account and the MY SUBSCRIPTIONS.
  3. Launch the SERVICES tab and click on BUY MORE PROTECTION.
  4. Next, you will be redirected to the product landing page.
  5. Tap BUY NOW to add the extra seats to the cart.
  6. Tap the BILLING AND PAYMENT DETAILS option and fill in the required details.
  7. Next, tap CONFIRM ORDER. This purchase won't affect your subscription's billing cycle or expiry date.
  8. On your email address, you will receive an email from Bitdefender when the transaction is completed.
  9. The confirmation email will contain the product activation code and instructions to activate your product.
  10. A new subscription covering three devices for a year will be added to your Bitdefender Central Account. Both subscriptions will run separately in Central Home.


How to check the validity of your Bitdefender subscription?

Suppose you want to check when your Bitdefender product expires. For that, you have to visit the Bitdefender Central Login page. After logging in, tap on the My Subscriptions panel. Here you can view the list of your Bitdefender subscriptions. Each subscription card will display the total number of active devices and the expiry date.

How to remove protection from a device?

Suppose you want to remove protection from a device. You can do it by following these simple steps:

  1. Sign into the Bitdefender Central account.
  2. Click on My Subscription>Manage>Manage Device Allocation.
  3. You will see all the devices using the Bitdefender subscription.
  4. Tap a device you want to remove protection from and select Remove protection from this device.

How to transfer Bitdefender to a new device?

If you are no longer using the device on which the Bitdefender was installed. Remove it to free up a slot from your Central Account. After removing the device, navigate to the My Devices section of your Central Account and install Bitdefender on your new device.

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