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10+ Best Antivirus Apps for iPhone and iPad

Our phones are incredibly important to our day to day lives. They have our contact information, our photos and videos that we want to save to look back on, and sometimes it even has our banking information. Something that important requires a program that effectively protects our information.

Antivirus software is the exact thing to help ensure that our device and information is kept safe. There are a countless number of programs that can be found on the internet, and now they can even be found on the iTunes store. Apple realized how important our phones are, so we can now find software on the app store that does job of antivirus properly.

There are a lot of antivirus apps available on the iTunes app store, but not all of them are as good as they may say that they are. Finding a program or app that works as well as we want can be quite tough though, and can take a lot of time. To make the quest for protection easier, I have compiled a list of antivirus apps that are available on iTunes for iPhones and iPads. Hopefully this can be helpful and can lessen the search that you have been conducting online.

1. Lookout Mobile Security

Price: Free, but there is a premium version that you can buy

The first one on the list that I will be looking at is an app called Lookout Mobile Security. Now, this app is free to use, but there are extra features that can be bought with the Premium Version. Buying the premium, like any premium version, will ensure that you have more features and that your phone will be better protected.

Some of the features include:


– Backing up any personal data (including your contacts, photos, and videos)
– Telling you where your last location was before your phone died

– Alert you to any IOS updates that you have yet to get
– The ability to call your device or sound an alarm that can help you find it if it is lost (from the website)

– Download the personal data that was backed up onto a new device

If you have this app on your iPhone and also have an apple watch then you can get the most out of the lost phone feature; you can call your device and find exactly where it is. It also shows your contact information (how to contact you) and says lost on the device screen, in case anyone finds it. It also locks your phone, so aside from seeing that screen, no one can get into your device. Overall, it is very convenient and can be helpful if you do ever lose your device.

2. McAfee Security

Price: Free

This is not McAfee’s first anti-virus software; the company has provided anti-virus services for years now. It is well-known and many swear by it, as they have had their devices protected for years. Since it is from a well-known company, you can at least guarantee that it will be better than a no-name company’s app; it has more experience.

Some of the features include:


– A pin that can be used to lock photo albums and videos (to ensure they are safe and private)
– “Secure Snap”,a type of album that protects your photos and ensures that they are not shown in your normal photo album
– Backups your contacts so that you can restore them if your device is broken or you cannot find it
– Wipe your contacts remotely at any time you need
– Locate your lost device
– If your device is lost, it will let out an alarm even if it is on silent (to make finding it easier)

3. MobiShield

Price: About $1.39

MobiShield is an app that you have to pay to use, but it is fairly cheap and has quite a few interesting features. It was recently updated, may 22nd of 2017 to be exact, so it is being watched over to ensure that it is effective.

Some of the features include:


– Get updates on if your phone has a virus or not
– Backup and recover contacts when needed
– Easily monitor your battery life and storage

– Scan any networks your phone is connected to, to ensure that they do not have a virus
– Prevent data charges by telling you when your data limit is up (traffic limit)

4. Norton Mobile Security

Price: Free

I am sure that the name Norton sounds familiar to anyone that has looked at anti-virus programs or software before. It is a name that has produced countless amounts of programs that work effectively and are of good quality. Well, Norton decided to bring its anti-virus protection software to mobile. You can get it for free from the iTunes app store.

Some of the features include:


– Finding a lost phone using the location settings and a remote feature
– The ability to 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

5. Protection for iPhone by Byte Labs

Price: Free initially, but has in-app purchases

While the app is free to download, there are features that you need to purchase in-app. You can purchase a monthly subscription that is $9.99. It is renewable and will continue every month until you disable the function just before the month is over. Remember to do this if you do not want any unwanted payments from the app; some people may forget and could end up buying another month that they do not want.

Some of the features include:

– Scans and tells you about any harmful websites and apps

– Blocks malicious apps as well as internet browsers and websites, as well as trackers

– Alerts you of security issues with your device

6. Trend Micro Mobile Security

Price: Free

*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.

Some of the features include:


– The ability to ensure that your safari internet browser is safe
– Alerting you of any scam websites or apps that you may have stumbled upon

– Backs up your contacts so you can put them onto a new device
– Manage your data usage as well as monthly costs

7. Avira Mobile Security

Price: Requires you to sign-up to use the app and it’s features

This app can be a little different, it requires you to give out some information so you can sign-up to use their app. It is safe as far as I know, and can be worth it. If you sign-up, then you can even backup your contacts onto their storage system available only if you sign-up. If you do not mind having to make an account, then this could be quite useful.


Some of the features include:


– An identity checker to keep others out of your phone
– Scans and alerts you of malicious software

– If your device is lost then you can call it for free from the website
– Checks if there are any IOS updates that you have not downloaded
– A “Yell” feature that can sound an alarm if your device is lost
– Use the Avira services and experience their open and helpful community

8. F-Secure SAFE

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

While the app is free to download, there are in-app purchases that you need to get to fully experience the app and its features. So, this will cost a little money. It is available in a multitude of languages though, and can even use child safety features to keep your device child friendly.

Some of the features include:

– Makes exploring the internet safe by scanning your browser

– Allows you to find and access safe banking sites

– Has kid friendly features that restrict what is looked at on the device

9. VirusDetector Pro

Price: Available for MacOS on the iTunes store

Some of the features include;

– Records any websites and apps that were deemed safe by the app

– Scans Dropbox and GoogleDocs files to ensure they are virus free

– Scans things YOU may send to others to ensure that you are not sending out virus infected files

10. VirusBarrier

Price: NO LONGER IN THE APP STORE, SORRY.

Some of the features include:

  • Protects any and all personal data (photos, contacts, videos, etc.)

  • Scan and save email attachments whenever it is needed

  • Scan zipped files or files on things like Dropbox

Conclusion

Protecting our phones, and other devices, is incredibly important based on how we use them now; to store information and to help us with our day-to-day tasks. A lot of what we keep on our phone we would not want another person getting their hands on. Nor would we want it being destroyed by a virus of any sort. That is why getting an anti-virus app for your iPhone or iPad should be a priority.

I hope that this list helped limit your search and made things easier for you. Hopefully the app you choose works well and keeps your device working properly and as safe as possible. There are other apps available if you do not like any of the ones listed, so you can always keep searching.