Flashlight app scam?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MiniD3, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Hi Guys,
    Hope i'm in the right area,
    Wife informed me that a flashlight app carrying malware and affects smart phones and iPads, (was on Facebook today)

    I thought this the case with any bought app but is the flashlight app/option that came with the iPhone 5s OK?

    I tried google but can only find old info from 2 years ago,

    Should this app that came with the 5s be deleted or is it OK?
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There really isn't any malware out for iOS.

    As for flashlight, technically as of iOS 7 that functionality is available right from iOS itself without any app needed.
     
  3. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    Don't believe anything posted on Facebook most is untrue or very old. Check out http://www.snopes.com to verify rumors.
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    If the app shipped with iOS then it should be safe. Also, apps that ship with iOS are locked to the device and cannot be deleted from a stock device.
     
  5. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Tks Guys,

    Appreciate the feedback,
    ........Gary
     

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