iPhone 6(S)(+) recommendations for anti virus, adblockers

lasloduncan

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and other paid and free apps for my used but new to me iphone 6 s plus--any other do's and donts--dont want bloat crapware and bs ware of any kind if I can avoid it....so blockers etc thanks all
 

anhsnaps

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Oct 28, 2017
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and other paid and free apps for my used but new to me iphone 6 s plus--any other do's and donts--dont want bloat crapware and bs ware of any kind if I can avoid it....so blockers etc thanks all
The App Store has a free apps category ranked by most popular
 

m0sher

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You don’t need antivirus with iOS, use safari and you don’t need to worry about apps from the App Store that all have been verified by Apple.

It’s Androids that need antivirus protection with those unsupported apps from the play store.
 

1080p

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Mar 17, 2010
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Planet Earth
No need for anti-virus on an iPhone. If you want to block ads, you can download Ad-Block Browser from the Appstore.
 

Minorite

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Poland
Agree, no need for the antivirus. About ad-blockers, any free app from the AppStore will work. Also you can try AdGuard, but don't think it will be much better than free solutions.
 

m0sher

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I haven’t had antivirus since my Samsung S5 but I do recall it slowing down my phone while running in the background always checking everything.

Curious if there is any validity if antivirus apps slowdown phones performance?
 

apolloa

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Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
I should add, Safari works great but without an ad blocker add in WILL allow you to be flooded on webpages, I use Crystal as it’s worked great and has been updated along the way. It is a paid add on if I remember but cheap.
 

lasloduncan

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thank you all as you can tell new to iphone but old imac and mbp guy...no mouse cursor etc and it is driving me nuts.hahhah and no finder thanks
 
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