A virus in the iPhone is a rare phenomenon, but it still happens. And if you are sure that your gadget is infected, then in this article we will tell you how to fix it using several ways.
How to find out if your iPhone has a virus
In simple words, a virus is a piece of code that infects another program, while a worm is a separate program, but its purpose is the same. They both want to spread throughout the system and extract as much information about the owner as possible so that they can soon turn it back on the owner.
IOS users are more likely to deal with viruses than worms because they can download an app that is already infected, and although the App Store is supposed to stop criminals from getting into your phone, those who have hacked their devices can install apps from other sources and may accidentally install something dangerous.
That’s why you should think about what might have caused the infection. If you have downloaded apps from untrusted sources or hacked them then the chances of infection are extremely high and you should get rid of them as soon as possible.
If you only notice problems when using a particular application, you should take care of that particular application.
If the problem occurs independently of the application then it is possible that your phone is not working properly due to a hardware problem and it is unlikely harmful program has infiltrated the core of the OS and is creating issues in the entire system.
Below we will tell you a few ways how to delete malware from iphone if you do have one.
Clear site history and data
It’s a fast and effective method that will help you solve the problem of ‘self’ redirected pages. To fix it:
- Go to Settings then Safari and click on “Clear history and website data”
- Confirm your request and you’re done.
Restore your iPhone from backup
If you will keep a backup of your iPhone it will help you greatly in situations like this. So, if you back up your phone regularly then you can easily restore your system from the latest backup and check if the problem is solved.
If it didn’t, it’s probably because your most recent backup already had a virus in it, then try to restore everything from the second-to-last backup. But if that does not solve the problem then see the following tip.
Restore your iPhone as a new device
To perform a reset you need to:
- Go to Settings > Basic > Reset > Erase all content and settings
- Enter your password and confirm the process
- Wait until the reset process is finalized andconfigure your iPhone as a fresh
After that, you should reinstall the apps you used or want to use reload the digital media version and return the settings as you like.