Is iOS safer than Android? The rival phone operating systems’ security compared

Is iOS on the best iPhones safer than Android OS on the best Android phones? Good question, and the answer is yes, sort of, depending on what you mean by safety.

For the creators of malicious software and scripts, iOS is a smaller target than Android: it’s only used by one phone firm, Apple, and that means it’s on far fewer phones. That doesn’t mean iOS doesn’t get attacked or that there aren’t security vulnerabilities. It does and there are. But Android tends to be targeted more frequently because there are more phones to target, and many Android manufacturers stop issuing security updates for their devices after two or three years. At the time of writing, Apple is still offering iOS updates for phones going back to the iPhone 6S, which is seven years old.

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