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How to Check iPhone for Malware or Virus


Check iPhone for Malware

Do iPhones Get Viruses? Yes, they are – but it is very rare. Instead of viruses or malware, you are more likely to see an ad not behaving in the app you use regularly in your iPhone which triggers a behavior designed to convince you that iOS is infected and you need to download an app to scan or check and fix it or redirect you. 


To a questionable web page or a questionable app in the App Store. There is a lot of personal information stored in the device and if your iPhone is infected your details may be compromised.


1. Check the Battery Performance

It’s a good idea to have at least a general idea about the month of battery usage typical of you for a month. This is because an increase in battery usage can indicate a problem in the same way that can dip into your mileage. 


If your iPhone battery consumption suddenly runs out check it may be an indicator of malware or viruses burning data in the background of your device.


2. Check If Your iPhone Is Jailbroken

Jailbreaking removes many of the iPhone’s built-in restrictions leaving it vulnerable to unapproved app installations. 


Check if you bought the iPhone from someone else he may have broken it in jail for installing malware.


3. Check for Crashing Apps

Sometimes apps crash but this should be a rare occurrence. If one or more of your apps crashes over and over again make sure you update them all. 


If a particular application continues to crash try deleting and downloading it again. If one or more applications continue to crash it may still be malware.


4. Check Unknown Apps

The malicious apps look similar to the original apps so you need to be especially careful when searching for unknown apps.


5. Check Pop-up Ads on Safari

If you experience a lot of pop-ups while browsing Safari on your iPhone check it’s not necessarily a symptom of malware. 


Make sure you have pop-ups blocked in your settings then see if the problem is reduced. If pop-ups persist well pop up as often you may have a problem.


6. Check for Unexplained Additional Charges

Viruses run in the background and use your data to communicate with the Internet. 


Check your billing statement to make sure you have no increase in data usage or that you are suddenly paying for sending SMS messages to premium numbers.


7. Your iPhone Is Overheating

Again a lot of things can cause your iPhone to overheat (a damaged battery is usually to blame), but in rare cases, it can indeed be a sign of a virus.


8. The Battery Drains Faster

This can be any number of issues from legitimate apps that eat away at the battery to the fact that your battery may just fade because of age. 


Check or scan your iPhone if there is a chance however slight that a piece of malware or viruses is working in the background without your knowledge.