iOS is not an infallible system and therefore, on many occasions it is possible that there is a vulnerability that causes malware to enter our iPhone. In this post, we are going to see that if you iPhone is infected by some malware and some tips to prevent its entry and access to our information.
Virus signs on your iPhone
There are several signs that indicate that your iPhone may have some vulnerability in our iPhone, which we will see below:
- iCloud Message: if you receive any notification from iCloud on your iPhone without any apparent relationship with the processes you are running and that asks you to access it through a web link. These types of links are clear proof that our iPhone may have some malware in its operating system.
- Applications behave strangely: if the applications report constant errors or do not work smoothly, especially if they are applications downloaded outside the App Store or applications that have excessive advertising. This type of situation is a clear sign that the application may have malware and that it wants to enter your operating system and iOS security prevents it.
- Battery performance drop: In the event that our battery degrades quickly or there are unexpected blackouts, it is possible that there is some application that has malware that is damaging the battery of your computer because it is running processes in the background. However, before determining that your computer has malware, make sure that your iPhone battery is not damaged.
In the event that we have some obvious indication, the best thing we can do is format or restore iPhone or delete applications susceptible to include some malicious software.
Tips to avoid the entry of viruses
There are many ways for some malicious software to sneak into our iPhone, despite the fact that iOS is a very secure system. Next, we are going to see how we can some tips to avoid the entry of different malware.
- Pop-pup: Avoid selecting direct links to web pages that indicate the advantages of an application or any information that makes you doubt. In Safari, from the Settings tab, you can prevent the arrival of this type of pop-up windows.
- Apps that watch you: there are applications that access your personal information through the camera, microphone or location. To do this, we go to iPhone Settings and if we press and report privacy we can see the access that applications have to our information.
- Security checks: from the settings and privacy window, such as the “security check” option. This option allows you to see the information you share, the data you share and the information that the app knows about you.
- Mobile data: In the mobile data window of our iPhone Settings, we can see the data they consume. So if you see values that don’t seem reasonable or logical to you, you can remove the app.
The easiest way to get a virus on your iPhone is through apps, so it is very important to download all apps through the App Store and not from third-party platforms that Apple cannot verify if they comply with all of them. the security criteria.