You probably crave for greater freedom on your iPhone because let’s face it, Apple does make iOS seem a bit suffocating at times. However, is breaking down the walls of the operating software for more liberty a wise decision? Well, the answer is no it’s not.
There are just so many implications of jailbreaking your iOS, and especially iOS 9, which has brought along a handful of important security updates. Let’s discuss in detail the various reasons that make iOS 9 jailbreak a bad decision.
Increased Security Risks
Apple seems to be genuinely concerned about the security of its customers. This is why it only allows those apps on App Store which are safe to use and meets its quality standards. The company is against jailbreaking the device mainly because it removes the extra layer of security, leaving the device vulnerable to serious security threats.
Here are a few security risks that a jailbroken device is susceptible to:
- It makes it easier for hackers and spies to steal your personal information.
- It easily gets infected with viruses and malware that not only slows down the device and decreases its battery life, but also affects its functioning.
- Jailbroken devices allow downloading apps from unauthorized sources, many of which contain malware in them.
Apple releases software updates on a regular basis to overcome the existing issues and enhance the performance of the operating software. Jailbroken devices are unable to get these automatic updates.
Device becomes Unstable
Most of the people are unaware of the fact that jailbreaking the device makes it unstable, as the third-party apps try to interfere with the operating system, creating serious issues. Jailbroken devices crash more often, and some users have also experienced freezing of apps. An unstable system also leads to unexpected reboots. A jailbroken iOS device also becomes slow, making it difficult to multitask.
Warranty becomes Void
Jailbreaking your iPhone means you are no longer eligible to get your device repaired free of cost if it gets damaged, as it voids the device warranty. Apple does not support jailbroken devices. So, if you get your iOS 9 jailbroken and experience any problem in it, then you will not be able to seek help from the customer support team.
There is definitely a purpose behind software restrictions set by Apple and tinkering with it is never a good idea even if it offers various short-term benefits. At the end of the day, your security matters the most, which is why the smarter thing to do would be to use iOS 9 in its original form.