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9+ Best Antivirus Apps for iPhone and iPad (Free & Paid)

Do you have an Apple iPhone or iPad? Do you want to keep your device safe? Well, then this article is perfect for you.

Apple is one of the largest and most popular technology making companies. A good portion of people have an iPhone or iPad; very popular and good quality products. Having an IOS device can have its downsides though, and you should ensure that your device is protected.

Viruses, the little germs that destroy your data, need to be prevented. Getting a virus on your iPhone or iPad can mean losing your data and even, in some circumstances, losing your device. Don’t be afraid, though, because there are ways to stop viruses from corrupting your device!Virus-on-Iphone-and-Ipad

Antivirus programs are used on laptops and computers to stop viruses from destroying data. You might be saying, “well those are programs I can’t download on my IOS device”, and you are right. There are, however, antivirus apps that do the same thing! If you download a real app, from the iTunes store, that works, then you can prevent viruses from ruining your data easily.


Why, exactly, should you want to protect your device from viruses? Well, I’ll explain. Some viruses simply erase or destroy data, or making the device impossible to use. There are some viruses, though, that are a lot more dangerous. Hackers can use these viruses to look at or take your data for malicious reasons. A lot of people keep very important information on their device, like banking information for example. Do you keep important information on your phone or tablet? You really should keep it safe.

Searching for an app on the app store can be very confusing and frustrating. It is hard to tell which apps are real, not scams, and actually provide the service you want. Usually, to make things less frustrating for myself, I look at the customer reviews to see how well it works.

To make things easier for you, I have compiled a list of the best antivirus apps for your iPhone and iPad. You don’t have to look through the large amount of search results for antivirus apps. There is a mixture of free apps and paid ones, so do not worry if you don’t have the money to buy the app.

Lookout Mobile Securitylookout-logo

Price: FREE, but can buy premium version : Download from Here

The first one on the list is Lookout Mobile Security, an app that was just recently updated. It is incredibly popular and comes in a multitude of languages, such as; English, Croatian, Russian, and more. The premium version of the app is only available for the United States, but it can work fine without being premium.

With this app you can:

  • Backup any personal data, your contacts, and even your photos
  • Saves location from right before your phone died
  • Alert you to various IOS updates
  • Call your phone, or sound an alarm, from the website if it is lost
  • Download your personal data onto a new iPhone

The lost phone portion of the features works best if you have an apple watch. You can place your phone into a mode called “Lost Mode” that shows your contact information and the word lost. This is very helpful, and ensures that someone cannot get into your phone.

McAfee Securitymacafee antivirus i phone app

Price: FREE : Download from Here

This app is an extension of the McAfee security program available for various computers. This allows you to use the very reliable program to keep your phone virus free. The last time it was updated was December 2016, and it is well kept.

With this app you can:

  • Enable a pin to protect your photos and videos
  • Secure Snap”, a feature that allows you to save photos and videos into the protected place instantly (leaves no copies in your album)
  • Backups your contacts so that you can restore them when needed
  • Wipe your contacts remotely
  • Locate your lost phone
  • Sends out an alarm on your phone when lost or stolen even if it is on silent

McAfee is a very reliable program that has been used for years, so I can almost guarantee that the app is reliable. It provides some amazing features, despite being free, and should definitely be looked into.


Price: FREE : Download from Here

MobieSheild, last updated the summer of 2016, is another great virus preventing app. It frequently gives your phone free check-ups, and tells you if there are any viruses on your device. It does more than just give check-ups though, and has a few interesting features. It can even tell you if your device was ever jailbroken.

With this app you can:

  • Get updates on if your phone has a virus or not
  • Backup and recover contacts when needed
  • Monitor your battery and storage
  • Scan the networks your phone is connected to
  • Set a traffic limit alarm to help prevent any data charges

Norton Mobile SecurityNorton antivirus for mac

Price: FREE : Download from Here

Norton, like McAfee, is known for their antivirus programs. They have been keeping computers virus free for quite a few years now. So many computer users prefer Norton to keep their computer virus free. Well, now they also provide a mobile service that can keep your phone just as virus free! It is free, and worth the download.

With this app you can:

  • Find a lost phone using the location settings and a remote feature

  • Backup and recover your contacts

  • Move your contacts from device to device to make switching phones easier

  • An alarm feature that can be used when the device is lost, called “Scream”

  • Use the internet and a feature on the phone to call your missing device

Trend Micro Mobile Securitytrend-micro-antivirus app

Price: FREE, but can buy a subscription : Download from Here

Trend Micro is an up-and-coming antivirus program, that is hoping to be the major program used for devices. They have a computer program as well, and you can subscribe to their services. This app is incredibly impressive, and is even paired with Safari to make your web browsing experience on your phone safe as well. If you do not like using Safari then you do not have to, but it doesn’t utilize the feature the app provides.

With this app you can:

  • Browse on Safari safely

  • Protect your identity on social media, such as Facebook

  • Protects you from going onto scam websites

  • Backs up your contacts and allows you to switch them over to another device

  • Manage your data usage and monthly costs

Avira Mobile Securityavira_antivir

Price: FREE : Download from Here

This app is a little different than the others, and requires you to sign up to use the services. If you sign up then you can backup your information, but it has to be on their storage system. Despite these complications, it is a very good app and I would certainly recommend it.

With this app you can:

  • Use its identity checker
  • Use the malicious process scanner
  • Call your lost device for free
  • Check if your IOS is updated
  • A “Yell” feature that can sound an alarm if your device is lost
  • Use the Avira services and experience their community; they love to answer questions and are quite helpful

F-Secure SAFEf-secure-ipad-and-iphone

Price: FREE : Download from Here

F-Secure SAFE is a good app, and it really helps make your internet experience safer. A lot of the features are very useful, especially if you are a concerned parent and want to make sure your child is being safe online. It can even tell you which banking sites are not safe and which are. You can keep your child from accessing virus filled sites. If you use your phone for a lot of banking, or have children, then this program will be perfect for you.

With this app you can:

  • Find your lost phone

  • Use parental controls, such as time limits or filters for what someone is searching

  • See what sites are unsafe, and the program will not allow you to load them

  • Keeps your wallet information safe

VirusDetector Provirus-detector-pro

Price: FREE : Download from Here

VirusDetector Pro decided to do something different. It looks at something that other apps do not; the user as a virus spreader. While you may not do it on purpose, it can be quite easy to give viruses to other people. You may not notice if your files have been infected. If you send infected files to others, then you just spread the virus. This app allows you to actually input links to see if the file is safe or not.

With this app you can:

  • Check if files and sites are infected before you send them to someone else

  • Check Dropbox and Googledocs files for viruses, along with links from sites

  • Keep a record of the safe or unsafe files, so you know in the future

  • Check for malware

Number Nine: VirusBarriervirusbarrier app for i phone and i pad

Price: PAID, but no longer on the app store

This app is one you would have to buy, but it provided features that made that price worth it. While it is no longer available on the app store, it is one that should be talked about. It protected any and all personal information on your device. It even scans apps that you have downloaded from the app store to ensure they are virus free. Like VirusDetector Pro, you can scan files from Googledocs and Dropbox to see if they have viruses embedded in them.

With this app you can:

  • A file reader that lets you view the files after scanning them

  • Use scanning features on iPhones, iPads, and even on iPods

  • Scan for any and all viruses that may be affecting your phone

  • Repair said infected files

  • Scan zipped files for viruses

  • Keep a log of all of the safe files you have checked

Your phone, or tablet, is important. You should protect it. With any of these nine apps, you can! Some are free, and others can be bought, but they all provide very good features. Find the one that is perfect for you.

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