How to Protect Your iPhone from
Five ways to protect your iPhone from online threats
Even though Apple is not known for being susceptible to attacks from viruses (at
least, not as susceptible as Windows products), there is still a risk, even when you are using your iPhone.
Thankfully, though, there are steps that you can take to effectively protect your iPhone from potential virus
Are you ready to start implementing strategies that will protect your iPhone?
Continue reading to learn more, especially if you are planning on unlocking your iPhone with the help of
|Although Apple is not particularly susceptible to
viruses, there are still
certain online threats to protect your phone against.
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Keep Your Device Updated At All Times
To really keep your iPhone secure from the threat of virus attacks, you should
always maintain the latest updates, so keep an eye on your smartphone for alerts. Regularly updating your iOS will ensure that
you patch up any security holes before they become a problem and leave you vulnerable to attacks, so do not put
off installing any updates that you are alerted to.
Avoid Attaching Your iPhone to Unsecure
If you connect your iPhone to a computer, you can become more susceptible to
malware infections. The same holds true for when you connect your smartphone to a USB charger. Therefore, unless
you are absolutely sure that the computer or the USB charger is safe, you should avoid making the connection at
all. This is especially important because malware and viruses that are present on a PC or a Mac could work
invisibly, so you may not be aware that there is a problem until it is too late.
Download a Security and Antivirus App
There are now many apps that provide added security to any iPhone user, thanks to
their ability to scan your smartphone for threats and remove them before they become an issue. Some of the
top antivirus apps for the iPhone include McAfee Threat
Intelligence Mobile, Norton Security, Lookout Mobile Security, Virus Barrier, Intego, and Avira Mobile Security,
amongst many others.
Download your preferred choice and make sure you keep the app updated at all times
so that it can scan for the latest threats.
|One of the important precautions when using iPhone and
other mobile devices is not to connect them to an unsecure computer. (Image by
Avoid the Use of Pirated Software
No matter how tempting it may be, never use any pirated software on your iPhone.
Also avoid any software that promises that it will install pirated apps for your iOS. In addition to keeping your
iOS updated at all times, avoiding pirated software will also keep your smartphone safe.
Be Careful When It Comes to What Apps You
Be aware that some apps aren't safe for download, so only download those apps that
are created for the latest iOS and that are made by reputable creators. Apple will remove apps that it deems unsafe or that do not really do as they promise, but you could leave
yourself vulnerable to attacks if you download apps that do not have the latest security features.
Because you have so much personal information, from photos to emails and more,
stored on your iPhone, and because you rely upon your smartphone for everyday tasks, protecting it from viruses is