If you think your iPhone isn’t working properly, or your iPhone or iPad has a virus or other malware, read on. Here, we’ll show you how to get rid of viruses on your iPhone, explain the sources of iPhone malware and show you how to protect your device from iOS malware and other threats with iOS-specific security software.
Can my iPhone get a virus?
Fortunately for Apple fans, iPhone viruses are extremely rare, but not uncommon. Generally speaking, iPhones can be more vulnerable to viruses if they are “jailbroken”. Jailbreaking is like unlocking an iPhone, but less legal. It usually requires obtaining root access rights to bypass security restrictions that limit the functionality of the software on the device.Apple regards jailbreaking as problematic and is trying to fix the vulnerabilities in iPhones that allow it.
The iPhone jailbreaking trick gives users more control over the operating system. For example, they can customise the appearance of the system, remove pre-installed apps and download apps from sites other than the App Store.
Restart your iPhone
One of the easiest ways to get rid of the virus is to restart the device. You can restart your iPhone by pressing and holding the power button until the “Drag to Shutdown” button appears (it takes about 3-4 seconds to appear).
To turn the device off, tap the white button and slide the button to the right. To turn it back on, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears.
Clear your browsing history and cache
If restarting your iPhone or iPad doesn’t solve the problem, try clearing your browsing history and cache. Every time you do something on the internet, your browser remembers it, including websites you’ve visited, passwords you’ve entered, and so on. Malware may also be ‘hiding’ there. So by deleting your browsing history, you can erase all information about your online activity and prevent hackers from accessing it, as well as remove potentially malicious software.
Restoring your phone from a previous backup version
Apple offers a small amount of iCloud storage space for backups, but this is often not enough to store multiple backups. It is also not an effective method if your phone has been infected with a virus for a long time. iCloud can also destroy any backups that are Therefore, it’s best to have your own backup program, and AnyTrans is an app you can download to your Mac right now.