11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2012 4:23 AM by The Huntress
D_berg Level 1 Level 1

Can you get a virus on your iPhone 4? Like a trojan virus or such? Because yesterday my photo app,the camera and video app had put themself in a folder and nobody had touched my phone!


iPhone 4, iOS 5.1
Solved by The Huntress on Mar 25, 2012 3:45 AM Solved

D_berg wrote:

Thank you! But I just find it really odd that the apps had relocated themselfs do you know if that is normal?

You may have inadvertently touched the screen without realising, i.e. whilst in a pocket or purse.  Ocassionally one or two of mine have moved into a new folder, usually Utilities, when the cat has sat on the iPhone (don't ask why she sits on it). You have nothing to worry about.

D_berg wrote:

Because I might have had a virus on my PC and My iPhone has been connected to it!

Without user intervention you cannot download any files from your PC to your iPhone.  I would run a virus scan on your PC but your iPhone is fine.

Reply by The Huntress on Mar 25, 2012 3:34 AM Helpful

No if your iPhone has not been hacked or jailbroken. As with OS X on a Mac, nothing can be installed on your iPhone without user intervention. Even if there were an iOS virus, iOS uses sandboxing with each app which would prevent malware or a virus from spreading anywhere else on the iPhone.

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  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    No if your iPhone has not been hacked or jailbroken. As with OS X on a Mac, nothing can be installed on your iPhone without user intervention. Even if there were an iOS virus, iOS uses sandboxing with each app which would prevent malware or a virus from spreading anywhere else on the iPhone.

  • D_berg Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you! But I just find it really odd that the apps had relocated themselfs do you know if that is normal? Because I might have had a virus on my PC and My iPhone has been connected to it!

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7

    A PC virus cannot affect an iPhone.

     

    Apps don't put themselves in folders. They may move their position when adding or removing apps during the sync process. Or someone may have adjusted the positions in iTunes before you synced your phone.

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    D_berg wrote:

    Thank you! But I just find it really odd that the apps had relocated themselfs do you know if that is normal?

    You may have inadvertently touched the screen without realising, i.e. whilst in a pocket or purse.  Ocassionally one or two of mine have moved into a new folder, usually Utilities, when the cat has sat on the iPhone (don't ask why she sits on it). You have nothing to worry about.

    D_berg wrote:

    Because I might have had a virus on my PC and My iPhone has been connected to it!

    Without user intervention you cannot download any files from your PC to your iPhone.  I would run a virus scan on your PC but your iPhone is fine.

  • D_berg Level 1 Level 1

    Well I was watching a movie and nobody was at home and when I checked my iPhone the photo app was gone and then I saw that it was put in a folder together with the camera and the video app, and I'm 100% sure that nobody touched my phone and I'm not the one who moved them! I know I sound really paranoid but that's because I am quite paranoid when it comes to technology hah! But it's not a virus then?

  • D_berg Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much for the help, I'm always really worried about getting a virus on my iPhone / iPad so when something strange happen I freak out! But it sounds like I have nothing to worry about then!

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    You're welcome and nothing to worry about.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    The Huntress wrote:

     

    Ocassionally one or two of mine have moved into a new folder, usually Utilities, when the cat has sat on the iPhone (don't ask why she sits on it).

    Because if you are paying attention to the iPhone, you are obviously not paying attention to her.

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    She's a high maintenance but very cool techno geek of a cat, if she's not sitting on the iPhone, it's either the iPad or MacBook Pro

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    My highly neurotic cat prefers flat servces. I can't leave the iPad or the MBA on the bed as she will sit on them. I don't think 12 pounds of cat is good for either.

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    Then they both share a love of all things Apple 