Best free Antivirus for iPhones and iPads to avoid mobile security risks

Apple Inc is known to produce most premium products till date as it has succeeded in crafting its own niche among technology users around the world. Even though the iOS-powered devices work efficiently, it is important for the device users to keep the system clean and secure.

So, to all those who haven’t installed any Antivirus software on your iPhone or iPad till date, here’s a fact that you are putting your device simply to risks such as deadly viruses, spyware, and malware which ultimately prevent the handset from working properly.

Moreover, there is a high probability that once infected your phone will start consuming more memory resources than it is supposed to which will lead to a severe battery drain.

Avast- Avast Security offers the free and premium version of Antivirus solutions for iPhone and iPad users. And the best bet is that the software can be downloaded from the official Apple App Store. As the anti-malware software is fast, stable and efficient, it has become more popular among iPhone and iPad users in recent times. The highlight of the software is that it auto-detects available Wi-Fi networks and notifies to the user on the network safety. Also, the software comes with a Virtual Private Network(VPN) feature which enables its users to encrypt browsing data.

McAfee Mobile Security and Wifi Scan- McAfee has been known to provide anti-virus solutions from the past two decades or so. It offers free Mobile Security software that will automatically send notifications about security bugs and protects iPhone devices. The software can be downloaded from iTunes and a more secure Pro-version is available by paying a minimal amount. The highlight of this software that it can detect a lost device if it is customized to do so by the user. Also, the photo of the person holding the device after theft can also be availed by downloading this software.

Trend Micro Mobile Security- This mobile security solution is being offered with the feature to protect devices in an improved way and with support to secure cloud storage. The highlight of this software solution is that it has the ability to auto-block all the unwanted calls and messages. Also, all passwords can be safely stored on the device with the help of a PIN.

F- Security Safe- This iPhone or iPad protecting software solution comes with a safe browsing functionality. It helps iPhone users to protect their streaming activities over the web and helps in performing online activities in a safe and secure way. The said antivirus solution helps in blocking unwanted calls and messages along with the ability to quarantine harmful apps. An iPhone or the iPad user can easily recover data from the device if there is any intrusion of any unwanted activity.

Norton Mobile Security- Norton is known to develop mobile security solutions for Android and iOS devices for years. This solution helps in protecting a user from unsafe website browsing and is also known to protect the device users from malicious links and phishing attacks.


Like all other mobile devices, Apple iOS-powered iPhones and iPads can fall prey to viruses and malicious threats in an easy way. This includes ransomware and other malware campaigns.

Hence, it is better to use one of the above-said solutions or the ones in best of your knowledge to protect your data on the device in the long run.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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