Monday, May 15, 2017

Do iPhones get viruses?

Many of our readers wonder if iPhones get viruses. After all, iPhones are famous for their strong security; any time rival fanboys have an argument about whether iPhones or Android smartphones are better, the superior security of the iOS platform is bound to come up. (To be fair, Android phones are pretty secure too.)

When iPhone users ask us if their device has been infected by a virus, we generally explain that this is unlikely. There are more plausible explanations for odd behaviour: you may, for example, be seeing a misbehaving advert in one or more apps you use regularly, triggering behaviour that is intended to convince you that iOS is infected and you need to download an app to fix it, or redirecting you to a dodgy web page or a dodgy app on the App Store.

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May 15, 2017 at 05:05PM

from David Price