1. Unregistered's Avatar
    Do I need to get an antivirus app for my new iPhone 5c ?
    05-03-2014 11:01 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    No. There are no antivirus apps for iOS. Since apps are sandboxed, it would be utterly useless
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    05-03-2014 11:04 AM
  3. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Apple has walled garden approach

    Sent from my Darth Vader black iPhone 5 using iMore Forums
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    05-03-2014 11:20 AM
  4. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    I agree but the funny thing is type iPhone anti virus into the App Store search and see what happens! There are multiple hits for anti virus for iPhone
    05-03-2014 03:31 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yeah, but all of them are placebos
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    05-03-2014 03:32 PM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Lookout is good for tracking if Find My iPhone doesn't work.
    05-03-2014 03:40 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Lookout is good for tracking if Find My iPhone doesn't work.
    What has tracking iPhone to do with this thread?
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    05-03-2014 03:41 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    What has tracking iPhone to do with this thread?
    It's an antivirus app and it also allows you to track your phone.
    05-03-2014 03:46 PM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    Well, antivirus apps are no good on iOS. That's what I was telling you guys by saying apps are sanboxed.
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    05-03-2014 09:06 PM
  10. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have never used one on 3 iPhones and could just never see a reason for it. My opinion.
    05-03-2014 09:20 PM
  11. nason54's Avatar
    Just like how Mac computers/laptops don't need antivirus software, iPhones don't need an antivirus app... Wait... Do Mac computers need an antivirus software?

    05-04-2014 04:36 AM
  12. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend one. The only use I'd see is the built in tracking some have. Though "Find my iPhone" has that covered so it's really not necessary. =)

    Sent from a larger than life device. Using Tapatalk
    05-04-2014 08:46 AM
  13. Darthstorm528's Avatar
    Anitivirus apps are pointless for iOS since the OS is highly secured and anything that gets downloaded must be through the App Store which Apple has to approve first to prevent malware and junk like most apple products

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    05-05-2014 11:20 PM

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