Owning an iPhone means that you should be a very careful and responsible user since these phones carry around extremely important personal user data. Though Apple has not yet introduced a complete antivirus app for iPhone, but this doesn’t mean that users cannot take steps to secure their device. Fans of iPhone have the option of installing third-party apps in their phones that have been especially developed by keeping the security of your device in mind. Following is a list of some apps that can prove effective in enhancing the security of your phone.
This app is like a third password storage option that gives access to the user to remotely access passwords. The app encrypts your data which is later stored on the cloud. The best part about this app is that all data is either encrypted or decrypted on a computer owned by a user and not on the company’s main server. It means that the only data that travels to the internet from your device is encrypted, while the rest remains outside the reach of the web. This app can be installed on an iOS 4.3 operating system or later versions.
Find My iPhone
This is not a completely independent app as it only becomes fully functional within iCloud to ensure the security of your device. This feature can be activated by going to the iPhone Settings option, then iCloud, and later activating the Find My iPhone option. With this app you can locate a lost phone, display a message on the screen, and remotely lock/erase the device. The app is compatible with iOS 5 or later versions.
This app offers you secure voice communications using 256-bit AES encryption. It is ideal for those people who have to frequently exchange personal information during calls. Kryptos works over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. It requires iOS 3.0 or later versions.
This is mostly similar to Find My iPhone app but slightly different in a way that it takes photos of the phone thief if you activate your device’s built-in cameras. In addition, GadgetTrak reveals your device’s location at pre-set intervals, allowing you to track the phone’s location. It is compatible with iOS 4.0 or later versions.
Webroot SecureWeb allows user to use a secured mobile browser with URL filtering. This app protects you from malicious websites and malware attacks. This particular app aligns itself with the company’s URL reputation database for complete protection of your device. It also provides you with notes related to your search results to keep you updated about the kind of sites you are visiting. It is compatible with iOS 4.3 or later versions.
Spam has the potential to mess up the email receiving/sending experience for most people and it could prove especially frustrating if you are accessing email on an iPhone. Spam Arrest works on a challenge/response solution, so instead of filtering for spam and malware, it requires all people sending you an email to respond to a query for identification purpose. It also offers the ability to create an account, manage dubious mail and edit an approved sender list. It works on an iOS 4.2 or later versions.
Though Intego VirusBarrier cannot be considered a fully functional antivirus app for iPhone, but it is still able to scan files that include email attachments and malware. Since Apple has always been very particular about maintaining the security of its phones, this app cannot scan your file automatically or even run scheduled scans on its own. Therefore you can scan your data when you want to. Require iOS 4.0 or later versions.
SplashID safe for iPhone
This app offers secure storage of your online passwords, including credit card data, account numbers, registration codes etcetera. In addition, a strong password generator helps the user to create strong password. Also, stored data is protected with 256-bit Blowfish encryption. Require iOS 4.3 or later versions.
This app is quite similar to SplashID with only a small difference. AgileBits’ 1Password Pro provides the option of syncing with the 1Password desktop via Dropbox. It encrypts all your data before storing it or sending it to another location. This is how the app works; when you sync your Dropbox with the 1Password data on your devices, a copy of your 1Password data would be stored on the Dropbox system. In case someone hacks your Dropbox, the hacker would still require a master password to get hold of your data. It is compatible with iOS 6.0 or later versions.
This app is designed to protect all kinds of data, including images, documents, and videos on your iPhone. It protects the files in a subtle manner. Any person other than you would only be able to see a fake “Loading” screen if he/she tries to access your data. Another good feature of this app is that you can also exchange encrypted files between the iPhone and a computer via Wi-Fi. It is compatible with iOS 4.0 or later versions.