[Most Useful] How to Get Rid of iPhone Virus Message

When there is a virus message appears on your iPhone, what should you do to get rid of it? This passage will tell you how to make it efficiently. After that, you can use FoneTool to fully back up iPhone to avoid data loss.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 16, 2023
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Viruses on iPhone warning.

Hello. Just a few minutes ago, I was on a website, doing some research, when a message popped up saying: “Your iPhone has been infected with 25 viruses by this website, click below for solutions.” I didn’t click below and simply closed the tab. I was just wondering, are those iPhone virus messages truly accurate, or are they just a way to scam/hack you?

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When you are surfing on the Internet, an Apple iPhone is infected with a virus message window may pop up. However, it's important to be aware that these fake iPhone virus message, and security alerts are fraudulent schemes aimed at luring you into making a call or clicking on a link. And they pose significant risks.

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To protect yourself from these scams, you can keep on reading to get rid of the message right now.

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When you encounter a virus warning, it's crucial to understand that genuine Apple security alerts do not exist for iPhone. In response to these fake alerts, avoid tapping on them or calling any provided numbers; refrain from even attempting to close the pop-up by tapping it.

Some scam alerts may present an X or Close option that appears to close the pop-up but actually redirects you to a phishing website. Instead, take the following steps:

Step 1. Avoid tapping on any part of the pop-up > Tap the tab icon and click the X button on the tab, or swipe up to close it.

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Next, you can enhance your online safety by following these steps:

Step 2. Open the Settings app > Toggle on Airplane Mode, temporarily disconnecting your phone from the internet while blocking unwanted access to your iPhone.

Step 3. Scroll down and tap Safari > Tap Clear History and Website Data and turn on the Fraudulent Website Warning option > Toggle on Block Pop-ups > Tap Settings in the upper-left corner > Toggle Airplane Mode back off.

Note: If you need to clear Safari data permanently, you can use the professional software mentioned in the next part to make it. (Toolbox > Data Eraser > Erase private data)

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You can now safely reopen Safari, and the fake Apple virus scams should no longer appear. If you didn't click on or engage with the fraudulent virus warning, your iPhone should be unaffected.

And if you need a professional iPhone data management tool to protect your iPhone data from loss, you can explore the following part to make it.

Bonus: A professional tool to protect iPhone data

When you receive a virus alert on your iPhone, the biggest concern is the potential loss of data on your device.

In fact, aside from the risk of virus attacks, data loss on an iPhone can occur due to factors like accidental device loss, system updates, or inadvertent deletions. To prevent these scenarios, backing up your iPhone becomes the wisest choice.

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Windows PC users often prefer to back up their iPhones using iTunes or iCloud. However, iTunes may frequently encounter various unknown usage errors such as “iTunes can’t verify the identity of the server”.And iCloud offers only 5GB of free storage and can be affected by wireless transfer speeds due to network quality.

In these cases, FoneTool becomes the best choice for backing up your iPhone on a Windows PC.

laugh Super-fast backup speed: FoneTool offers fast backup speeds that far surpass those of iTunes and iCloud. So you can move hundreds of files in seconds.
laugh Preview and selective backup: FoneTool allows you to fully back up iPhone like iTunes or selectively back up photos, videos, music, contacts and messages as you like.
laugh No size limitation: FoneTool doesn't limit the number or size of backup files. You can transfer as many files as the target device's capacity allows (PC, external drive).
laugh No Apple ID restrictions: FoneTool can help you easily restore the iPhone backups or transfer iPhone data to another iOS device without any Apple ID limitation.
laugh Wide compatibility: FoneTool,works well with various iPhone models including iPhone 4 to iPhone 15. Moreover, it runs stably with very few errors.

Now you can click the download button to get FoneTool on your PC and learn how to easily back up all iPhone data in a few clicks.

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Step 1. Connect iPhone to your computer via USB > If promoted, you may need to tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2. Launch FoneTool, go to Phone Backup > Full Backup and click Get Started.

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Step 3. Check Enable Backup Encryption as you like. Then select a storage path to save the backup and click Start Backup to begin the task.

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The next time you need to restore your backup, you can go to the Backup History section and click on the Restore option to complete the process.

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Within this page, you can also click on the View option to verify if your data such photos has been successfully backed up.

Final words

From the detailed steps, you can know how to get rid of iPhone virus messages. And if you need to back up your iPhone data to avoid sudden data loss, you can choose FoneTool to make it efficiently.

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