Jailbreaking, installing apps from unknown sources, and other workarounds that allow free access to paid apps and games can be tempting, but can create large security gaps that allow malware to infect your phone, leaving your personal information at risk.
Do not alter security settings for convenience. Tampering with your phone’s factory settings, jailbreaking, or rooting your phone undermines the built-in security features offered by your wireless service and smartphone, while making it more susceptible to an attack.
Jailbreaking is a trick used by iPhone owners to get access to applications outside of the Apple App Store. By doing so, the warranty on your phone will be voided. You’ll also potentially be exposed to viruses. After jailbreaking, your iPhone will lose most of its security features, making it a prime target for hackers.
It’s not as popular as it was in the early 2010s, but jailbreaking (or rooting) a mobile device is still a risky practice. It removes many built-in protections and allows the installation of unapproved applications. Stick with the standard OS and keep it updated.
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