iOS 15: 5 best antiviruses you can try for free

Security apps cannot run "virus scans" on Apple's iOS platform. As a result, "conventional antivirus" isn't required for iPhones and iPads. Is this to say that iOS is unaffected by threats? Certainly not!

Although Apple's iOS is meant to be extremely safe, that tag is only applicable when "COMPARED TO" other operating systems.

Each iOS app runs in its own "sandbox," keeping it from causing significant system harm—viruses are only one form of internet security concern. This doesn't mean Apple devices and OS are immune to viruses and other threats.

So, to help all of you get that extra bit of security in your device we have brought a list of our top 5 antiviruses for iOS.

That can be downloaded and used for free.

1. McAfee

The founder of McAfee securities may have been a bit unstable in real life. Still, the antivirus is indeed one of the most stable ones out there!

Best features:

  • Anti-theft protection.
  • Anti-phishing monitor.
  • VPN (with unlimited data).
  • Wi-Fi network scanner.
  • Secure media vault.

McAfee has an excellent application to safeguard iPhones and iPads. McAfee's protections against theft are among the best available, with remote alarms and remote data wiping tracking of location and automated selfie-taking. McAfee's protection for websites is very good. Furthermore, the VPN is fast, safe, and secure, and it can access the most popular streaming websites and circumvent internet restrictions. McAfee Mobile Security is the best option to protect only one iPhone or iPad, as well as its Total Protection plan, which protects several devices with an affordable one-year or two-year contract.

2. Norton 360 Deluxe

Few techies believe this antivirus is as old as the viruses on Windows PC. While that might not be true, this company has undoubtedly been around for more than 20 years!

Best features :

  • Web protection: in browsers, applications, text messages, and emails, it detects dangerous and phishing sites.
  • Wi-Fi scanner: Whenever you connect to an unsecured Wi-Fi network, you will receive an alert.
  • Device security: Whenever your OS is out of service and needs to be updated, it will notify you.

It only provides web protection and a WI-Fi monitoring feature. However, both are among the top available. Norton is also an excellent choice for parental control, a VPN with unlimited data, as well as an effective password manager that is secure and that is available to iOS users. All of these options are available in Norton 360 Deluxe, which offers coverage for up to five devices across all operating systems, as well as an unconditional 60-day money-back guarantee.

3. Avira: The Red Umbrella Antivirus

It was one of the highest used freeware antiviruses around 2010. Even after launching long after other antiviruses, it quickly made its reputation among a broad Windows audience back then!

Best features :

  • Anti-theft.
  • VPN.
  • Photo clean-up.
  • Call blocker.
  • Breach monitor (Pro only).
  • Anti-phishing (Pro only).

Avira offers a great free plan available to iOS users. It comes with anti-theft security and 100MB of daily VPN use, spam call filtering, and device cleaning tools. However, Avira's premium Mobile Security Pro is the better option for the majority of users since it comes with essential features such as protection against phishing attacks as well as the ability to use a VPN that allows unlimited data and automated monitoring of data breaches. The plan is also bundled with Avira Prime, which covers up to five devices and offers an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee.

4. TotalAv Mobile security

The new entry among the other decades-old antiviruses. But don’t consider it a newbie when it comes to providing essential security to iOS devices!

Best features :

  • Anti-phishing.
  • VPN (with unlimited data).
  • Device tracking.
  • Photo clean-up.
  • Dark breach monitoring.

It offers a stylish and user-friendly dashboard, a powerful VPN with useful features such as anti-phishing protection and clean-up. Additionally, you can get TotalAV Mobile Security that comes together with Windows, Mac, and Android security as part of the TotalAV internet security suites, which cover up to six devices. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.

5. Kaspersky Security Cloud & VPN

We're certain many of you must have already heard about "The Kaspersky Lab" for their refined and perfectionist work. It's one of the highest respected antiviruses among tech enthusiasts! If you have Kaspersky, legends say you don't need to be a techie to protect your device.

Best features :

  • VPN.
  • Password manager.
  • Parental controls.
  • Data breach monitoring.

The speedy VPN and the excellent parental controls impressed us. However, we believe the protection against phishing could benefit from an improvement. If you're only using one iOS device, look into Kaspersky Security Cloud for a better experience or coverage for as many as 10 devices with one of Kaspersky's top security services for the internet.

Do Antiviruses include parental features for iOS?

Yes, some of them do. For example, Norton and McAfee are two companies that provide excellent parental control tools that outperform Apple's built-in controls.
Whilst iOS already has app use limitations and the option to filter "adult material" online, these top antivirus programs' parental control features provide a lot more flexibility, including:

  • Content filters.
  • Geo-fencing.
  • Usage controls

Parents can keep their kids safe online by using these applications to safeguard them from fraudsters and cybercriminals, give them age-appropriate material, restrict their screen time, track their whereabouts, and more.


And those were our top 5 antiviruses for iOS.

Be sure to install any one of them if you want to keep your device safe from malware/ spyware attacks.

Also, do not forget to visit AppStore, to find loads of other great apps for free.