Apple owners who may want to make modifications to iOSsettings and features (a ‘hacking’ procedure commonly known as jaibreaking) can experience several difficulties and put into jeopardy their device’s safety, security and normal functioning. It is important to note that jailbreaking may come with some apparent benefits, yet the truth is that jailbreaking your device can seriously mess up your phone, opening the door to much vulnerability, shorter battery life, as well as instability. Let’s take each problem at a time in order to discover how jailbreaking (in favor of phone unlocking) can harm your device.
Security problems: When deciding to jailbreak your phone, you ought to bear in mind that this process can eliminate the security layers which are implemented in order to protect your iOS device. By taking down the necessary security features, your phone will become prone to identity theft, network attacks, malware introduction, spyware and viruses of any kind. Jailbreaking your phone is sure to come with these consequences, as you mess with certain areas of the phone which would not normally be ‘open’ for altering.
Instability: When you gain access to the entire filesystem of your device, you will cause the following actions to happen: slower functioning of the phone, crashes, freezes, data loss, sudden crashes of Internet connections, inaccurate location data, dropped phone calls, unreliable data connections, delay of certain commands.
No more software updates: If in the past the phone could benefit from updates, this is no longer the case, as, once the device has been ‘broken into’, it becomes permanently ‘damaged’, inoperable and unable to be upgraded.
Service disruption: More than a few apps will be affected by the ‘side effects’ of jailbreaking. For instance, services like Weather, Stocks, Visual Voicemail or apps like Apple Push Notification will either be paused or no longer work on the device. Other problems can respond in a slow manner, as well, or get out of sync, both of these scenarios clearly bringing a lot of dissatisfaction to the user.