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Activate your Norton on Mac

Product activation reduces software piracy and ensures that you use authentic Symantec software. Activation provides you with a specified period of subscription to your Norton product.

If you did not activate your product after installation, you receive a Subscription alert regularly until you activate the product. You must activate your product within the time period that the alert specifies, or your product stops working. To activate, you need to use the product key that was included with this product. You can also renew your subscription to continue using your Norton product.

If you are connected to the Internet, the Norton product prompts you to enter your Norton account credentials. You can use your existing Norton account or register for a new Norton account. After signing in to your Norton account, you can enter the product key to activate your Norton product and register the product key to your Norton account. Your Norton account lets you view the details, such as the product key, the product registration date, and recent product updates.

If you are not connected to the Internet, you can close the Subscription window to start your product. The Subscription window is displayed every time you start your product until you activate your product. If you choose not to activate at that time, you receive an alert that reminds you to activate the product. You can also activate your product from the Norton product main window.

You cannot access Norton account if you are a Norton Small Business user.

Activate your Norton product

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Activation alert, click Activate Now.

    • In the Norton product main window, click Activate Now.

  2. On the Subscription window, enter your Norton account credentials, and click Sign In. If you do not have a Norton account, click Create a new Norton account to register for an account.

  3. You can activate your product in one of the following ways:

    • Use a product key

      To activate your product using a retail version of the product key that you purchased, click Enter a Key.

    • Buy a new subscription

      To purchase a product subscription online, click Buy a Subscription.

    • Use existing subscription

      After you sign in to your Norton account, the Subscription window displays the list of product licenses registered to your Norton account and the subscription details for the registered licenses. To use an existing subscription to activate your product, select the subscription, and then click Next.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation of your Norton product.

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DOCID: v56019852_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 10/26/2018