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Can iPhone Get a Virus?

Nov 15, 2019 11:44AM PST

I Have been researching on this specific topic from the last few weeks and found this article some helpful! Can iPhone get a virus
But I still have some confusion that how can an iPhone get a virus because they have one of the most secure systems in the world! Or there are no viruses created for iPhones? What's the reason behind it?

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Not as easy on an iPhone......
Nov 15, 2019 12:07PM PST

The article you linked does clearly states it is not likely to happen unless a user "Jailbreaks" their phone and downloads from a source other than the Apple application site. The last 3 sections of the article makes this very clear.

This type of question has been asked and answered many times on this forum and many others. The answer is almost always exactly the same, NO. Feel free to ask all you want, just wanted to set the record clear.

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The ONLY time I've seen malware, trojan
Nov 15, 2019 12:50PM PST

But so far never a virus is when the owner jailbreaks their iPhone.

On Android it's a far worse system. Don't look up xHelper.

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Worms can attack
Nov 19, 2019 11:10PM PST

The only iPhone viruses that have been seen "in the wild" (meaning that they're an actual threat to iPhone owners) are worms that almost exclusively attack iPhones that have been jailbroken. So, as long as you haven't jailbroken your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you should be safe from viruses.

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