Why on earth should anyone jailbreak their iPhone or iPad? We get that question asked a lot. In this article, we will go through the top reasons to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if you are still on the fence.
Our Favorite Reasons to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad on iOS 11.3.1
#1. Jailbreaking is Easy
Jailbreaking isn’t as easy as it used to be a few years back but jailbreak tools like Electra Jailbreak make it quite easy to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It has helped more than 100,000 users to successfully jailbreak their iOS devices. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge to hack your iPhone or iPad with tools like Electra Jailbreak.
After successfully jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, you can install jailbreak tweaks and themes very easily from Cydia, which is the App Store for jailbreak tweaks and apps.
The Electra Jailbreak team plans to release Siela, a full replacement for Cydia soon, which should offer a more modern user interface.
#2. App Enhancements
There are several jailbreak tweaks on Cydia that allow you either add new functionality to stock and third-party apps or get rid of the restrictions imposed by the developer or even address some minor annoyances. For example, tweaks for Instagram like Rocket for Instagram allow you to save photos and videos to your device.
#3. Customise iPhone
Jailbreaking will allow you to customize your iOS device in every way possible. You can install themes to change the look and feel of your iPhone using jailbreak tweak like Anemone. Jailbreak tweaks also let you add a 5-icon dock, additional row of keys to iOS’ virtual keyboard, change the carrier logo and lots more.
You can change app icons that annoy you to better versions, designed by people from the community. You can check our post on the perfect jailbroken iPhone to get an idea of how you can customize your device. You will be blown away if you are new to the jailbreaking world.
#4. Prevent access to apps and folders
If you are wary about giving your iPhone to a Friend or relative because they can access your personal information then jailbreaking has a solution.
Jailbreak tweaks such as BioProtect allow you can lock apps and folders with Touch ID or passcode to prevent unauthorized people from accessing them.
#5. Use Any iPhone app in CarPlay
Apple introduced CarPlay, a feature that enables a car radio or head unit to be a display and also act as a controller for an iPhone, in 2010. However, it is quite limited, as you can only use some stock Apple apps such as Phone, Music, Apple Maps, iMessage, iBooks, and Podcasts, and very few third-party apps such as iHeartRadio, Radioplayer, Spotify, CBS Radio, Rdio, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Play Music, Clammr, NPR One, Audiobooks, and Audible. In iOS 12, Apple has announced that CarPlay will support third-party navigation apps like Google Maps, Waze etc. CarBridge, an all-new jailbreak tweak takes things to a whole new level. It allows you to use any iPhone app on CarPlay.
#6. Save Battery Life with Dark Mode
The Dark mode has been one of the most requested features in iOS. We expected Apple to introduce it with the launch of iPhone X last year, as it would help in saving battery life with iPhone X’s OLED display. But despite giving us hints that it has been working on it, Apple is yet to release a system-wide dark mode.
#7. Filza File Manager
iOS 11 comes with an all-new Files app, which offers functionality closer to Finder on the Mac. However, it is still not as powerful as Filza File Manager, as it still won’t give you access to the system files. Considering the closed ecosystem of iOS, it doesn’t come as a surprise. But with the help of the tweak, you can get access to the file system.
Filza File Manager is a complete file manager tweak that allows you to view system files and folders as well as edit them right from your iPhone. You can also save files that you download from the internet. You can install tweaks like Filza without jailbreaking your iPhone by sideloading it using Cydia Impactor.
These are some of our favorite reasons to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1.
If you need help check out our easy to follow step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 with Electra Jailbreak on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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