This video will show you how to remove a virus from your iPhone and other iOS devices. It includes the following:
- Checking for malware
- Factory reset
How to remove a virus from your iPhone
iPhone are in general, safe from malware attacks and viruses. This is thanks to Apple’s operating system called iOS. It would take a lot of effort to hack an iPhone or iOS device. Apple has designed iOS in a way that limits what the software can be capable of. This means if you’ve jailbroken your device, then you could get infected with malware. Jailbroken iPhones are devices that allow administrative permissions to the end user. This could risk the integrity of iOS since everything on it has root permissions. It can also make iPhone viruses more difficult to remove if you’re not careful. If your iPhone is not jailbroken, you probably don’t have a significant virus. Appstore apps that claim they can clean malware, are fraudulent apps. There is no app available that can thoroughly check an iPhone for a virus.
The recommended option would be to factory reset your device. It will also clean and remove a potential virus on your iPhone. In addition, it will remove any personal media, apps, and settings. So make sure you backup your device before you do it.
If your iOS device is still acting weird, it could be a software glitch. In this case, we’d recommend to use iTunes to update or reinstall iOS. Otherwise, you can take the problematic device to an Apple store. Fortunately, it almost never comes to this, because a reset always tends to solve the issue.
If you have an older iPhone, your device may be performing slow. You may think that your iPhone has a virus to remove, but this is normal. Apple have purposefully limited speed on their previous generations of devices. Apple slow down the devices purposefully to extend the battery life capability. The only thing you can do is to downgrade to a previous version, or buy a new phone.