We love jailbreaking our iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads because it opens up it opens up so many great new possibilities. It also has the potential to cause a lot of problems and headaches. Here’s why you might not want to jailbreak.
Goodbye Stability and Safety
Additionally, some security experts believe that jailbreaking your iDevice isn’t safe from a security standpoint. Opening up your device to new possibilities can also mean opening up your device to new vulnerabilities. While you can take steps to prevent that, it, again, takes a bit of effort that you may not be willing to perform.
You Don’t Get to Update iOS as Soon or as Easily
You’ll Be Restoring Often
Good Jailbreak Apps are Pricey
All of this said, I still prefer to jailbreak my iDevice. I think it’s worth the inconvenience and I don’t care much about new updates now that iOS is pretty well-rounded. But I’m definitely not the majority in that case. Jailbreaking is not for everyone, so it’s good to know the downsides before you jump in.