iPhones and iPads are very popular mobile devices these days and we use them for everything. From texting, to emails, to banking, the possibilities are endless. So how do we protect these devices from malware or intruders? Luckily, Apple has already taken care of this for you. Apple has designed the iPhone and iPad operating system (iOS) with security that is built in heavily into the device.
iOS does not allow for Antivirus Software
iOS does not allow for antivirus software and all apps that do get approved for the app store get vetted by Apple very heavily. So when you hear other companies say they have an antivirus app to protect your iOS device, it most likely has different features such as backing up your contacts or a feature similar to Find My iPhone.
What else can I do to stay safe on my iPhone/iPad?
- Don't click on questionable links or ads.
- Safari has a built-in Fraudulent Website Warning feature that is enabled by default so using Safari is your safest option. For more info, click here.
- Keep your iPhone and iPad up-to-date.
How do I update my iPhone/iPad?
Keeping your iOS device up-to-date is one of the best ways to make sure you are protected. Apple pushes out security updates with its regular updates so you can stay safe.