• Welcome to the all-new iMore Forums! - We're still moving some things around, so you may see a few quirks here and there, but we're working on getting things fully completed as soon as possible. For now, take a look around, and if you run into any major issues, please let us know in this thread!

Can my iPhone download things from the Internet without my permission?

Tom Mane

New member
Jun 18, 2016
Can iPhone download things from websites without us noticing? Sorry, still new to Apple. Worried because back when I used android stuff like this happens. Thanks.

Rob Phillips

iPhone X & Apple TV Champion, Moderator
May 1, 2012
What things are you referring to? Smartphones download things in the background all of the time. That being said, Apple does a really great job making sure that our personal information stays safe. I wouldn't worry too much about it.