Viruses are rare on iOS devices, so it’s unlikely that your iPhone or iPad will be infected.
If you notice that your smartphone is acting in an unusual way, it is probably due to the malfunction of an app.
However, if you think there is a virus on your iPhone or iPad, then follow this tutorial and our tips.
How to know if a virus is present on your iPhone?
Technically speaking, a virus is a piece of code that intrudes into a program or system. It then tries to spread by hacking messaging or social media applications.
Some iOS applications, even the most “safe”, can be the victim of malicious code, or it is the development kit, used to create apps, which may have been hacked.
Harmful apps are usually detected before they are made available on the App Store. However, sometimes users with an unlocked iPhone may inadvertently install apps from other sources, which can then be dangerous.
In all cases, the iOS sandbox (IT environment in which a code is tested without affecting the application concerned) should prevent viruses from accessing other applications and the system.
Before applying our virus removal techniques ask yourself these two questions:
Did you unlock your smartphone or tablet using an application from an unofficial source?
If yes, then there may be a virus on your iPhone. It is therefore recommended to uninstall the app in question.
Is a specific application buggy?
If yes, then it could have been hacked. In this case, it must also be uninstalled.
If your iPhone or iPad still does not return to normal, then it is almost certain that it is the hardware that no longer works.
If you think this is a virus, then it may be better to go to Apple’s Genius Bar.
Is a corrupted application causing the problem?
An app may be causing your iPhone to suddenly malfunction. This means that the application is defective, but it is not necessarily the fault of the developers.
Also, just because an app is legal or designed by a reputable company does not mean that it is safe from any malfunction or hacking.
Indeed, hackers tend to operate more on the development kit than on the operating system. This kit can then be used by well-intentioned but reckless developers …
Hackers then have the opportunity to redirect you to a questionable site when you use the app in question.
In general, it is obvious when an app is hacked, it is prone to bugs during its use. It automatically sends you to websites or the Apple Store without your permission.
To avoid experiencing this problem again, it is recommended to uninstall the application and not reinstall it.