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    Can spyware be installed on iPhone?

    Hey everyone, I suspect that I have spyware installed on my iPhone 8 Plus. My friends began to receive calls and messages in messages that I did not commit. I suspect specific person in this.

    My iPhone was not jailbroken and the latest version of iOS was installed. The phone was in the hands of a person I suspect. At that moment, when the phone was in the hands of that person, I did not see what was happening on the screen, it was in his hands for about 1-2 minutes, and after he returned it to me, the phone began to reboot. There was no passcode on the phone. I also charged my phone with his lightning charger.

    I suspect that the spyware was installed while the phone was in his hands, or via Lightning. Is this possible with a non-jailbroken iPhone?

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    Yes, it is technically possible for spyware to be installed on a non-jailbroken iPhone, although it is much less common than on jailbroken devices. Spyware can be installed through various means, including malicious apps, phishing attacks, or compromised charging cables.

    To address your concerns:

    Check for Suspicious Apps: Review your iPhone's installed apps and remove any that you don't recognize or trust.
    Update iOS: Ensure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS, as updates often include security patches that can help protect against spyware.
    Install Security Software: Consider installing reputable security software on your iPhone to detect and remove any spyware that may be present.
    Change Passwords: Change the passwords for your Apple ID, email accounts, and any other sensitive accounts to prevent unauthorized access.
    Avoid Public Charging Stations: Be cautious when charging your iPhone using public charging stations or borrowing charging cables from others, as these can potentially be compromised.
    If you remain concerned about spyware on your iPhone, you may want to consider contacting Apple Support for further assistance and guidance on how to secure your device.

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