Question from Delaney G.: Hi Rick. I want you to know that I just found your site and literally spent two hours reading your tips.
I really like the way you explain things in simple terms that anyone can understand. Fascinating stuff for a non-techie like me!
I’d like to ask you a question if you don’t mind.
I read the article where you explained why iPhones don’t need to have an antivirus app running on them.
My family has three iPads that we use every single day. Does the same thing apply to them too?
In other words can we safely skip installing an antivirus app on our iPads?
Rick’s answer: First of all, thanks for your very kind words about my posts, Delaney. You are very kind!
To answer your question, the same thing does indeed apply to iPads.
Like their smaller iPhone brethren, iPads run Apple’s iOS operating system. And as explained in the post you referenced above, iOS is extremely resistant to viral infections.
That means unless your iPads have been jailbroken you won’t have to worry about installing an antivirus app on them.
Now, all of the above being said, viruses are a special class of malware that iOS users don’t really have to worry about.
However, iOS devices can still have other forms of malware installed on them.
Therefore you do need to install a quality anti-malware app such as the one mentioned in this post in order to keep your iPad malware-free.
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