How to Detect Spyware on iPhone? Learn The Details Here!

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iPhone is one of most commonly used smartphone in the world with many features and large storage space to store all your private information. It becomes very easy to install an iPhone spyware and take control of the device within a short time. This makes it a bit difficult to detect spyware on iPhone if you do not know what you are looking for. However, there are things you can do to detect them.

We will enlighten you on some of the things you need to check in your iPhone to find out if your iPhone has a spy app.

How Spyware Works on iPhone?

Before discussing how to detect spyware on iPhone, you should learn how the spyware works. The following are 3 types of iPhone spyware and how they work.

Hidden Spy App

This is a common, hidden iPhone spyware that is installed on the target’s device but first, the target phone has to be jailbroken. This is where you remove manufacturer restrictions on an iOS device in order to install unauthorized apps. Once the spyware is installed, it is very difficult for the phone user to detect spyware on iPhone.

Masque Attack

This works by replacing an existing trusted app with its slightly modified version that contains spyware code which can be used to access confidential information from the target phone. This can be done without the device being jailbroken but it requires someone with more technical knowledge. However, Apple has come up with a security patch in iOS 8.4 that will help in preventing such attacks on iPhones.

iCloud Backup Attack

In this attack you do not need to have access to the target device, you can use monitoring software and your target’s iCloud email address & password. Provided the target’s iCloud is enabled, you can easily access all the information you need from the iCloud backup, including text messages, contacts, photos, videos, call logs, WhatsApp history etc. without any detection.

How to Detect Spyware on iPhone? 4 Useful Tips!

It can be very difficult to detect spyware on iPhone especially because it is invisible once it is installed. However, there are signs that will help you learn how to detect spyware on iPhone.

Higher Data Usage

If you notice that your data usage has increased suddenly or your data icon is always active, spyware has been installed. Spyware uses a lot of data to upload and send data from your phone to the person monitoring your phone. This has been one of the most reliable signs of spyware on iphone.

Temperature Rise And Battery Drain

Most of the spyware runs in the background consuming a lot of the power in your battery which drains it quickly and makes it hot from all the activity.

Cydia App

If you find that the Cydia app has been installed in your iPhone and you did not jailbreak your iPhone, it means your device was jailbroken and spyware installed.

Apple ID Login Request

When you enable your Apple ID Two-authentication feature, you get an alert requesting for your Apple ID login every time you or someone else tries to use your Apple ID to log in.

Most Effective Method to Remove Spyware from iPhone

A normal factory reset will not be effective in removing all traces of the spyware in your iPhone as some of its remnants are left in your backup files. To permanently remove spyware, you’ll need an iOS eraser app. iMyFone Umate Pro is one of them. The applied security standard in iMyFone Umate Pro is according to the US. DoD 5220.22-M. This is a sanitization way that uses random overwriting that prevent data from being restored through normal data recovery methods.

Steps to Permanently Remove Spyware from iPhone

Step 1: Download, install and launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer, then connect your iPhone.

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Step 2: Select the Erase All Data mode and click on Erase button.

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Step 3: Then set the security level, here recommend the High Level, it will ensure all the erased files won’t come back.

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Step 4: Finally, manually type 'delete' into the box and click Erase Now button to remove the spyware  from your iPhone.

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Please note after using the Erase All Data mode, all the contents and settings will be erased.

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