How to protect your iPhone from future viruses or malware and from data leakesAvoid public Wi-Fi networks. Install only apps from the App Store. Antivirus software: Buying good antivirus software is one of the easiest ways to keep your iPhone safe. We recommend that you protect your phone with Kaspersky Premium.
Our software provides essential security improvements, notifications about relevant security incidents, and a tool that checks if there are any “weak” system configurations. If your phone has a virus, you can restart it, clear your browsing history, delete suspicious apps, or reset it to factory settings. Fortunately for Apple fans, iPhone viruses are extremely rare, but not unknown; in recent years, some iPhone users have been able to recall the effects of Pegasus (a form of spyware that spreads through text messages) or AdThief (a form of adware that displayed unwanted advertisements from a pirated network). Keep reading to learn more about mobile security threats that can make you and your iPhone vulnerable to hackers and how Norton 360 Deluxe can help make your iPhone more secure.
However, iPhones have some protection measures against mobile security threats, making it rare for an iPhone to become infected with a virus. While they are generally safe if Apple's operating parameters are respected, one of the main ways in which iPhones have become more vulnerable to viruses is through the practice of “jailbreaking” or buying a “jailbroken” iPhone. And while research may suggest that iPhones are less vulnerable to cyberattacks than Android phones in general (in part because of Apple's largely closed ecosystem for its developers), that doesn't mean your iPhone is 100% safe from the infiltration of a cybersecurity threat.