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11 Reasons to Jailbreak the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s



If you’re thinking about jailbreaking your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, here are ten reasons why you should do it.

The iPhone 6s is one of the best smartphones on the market, but one of the biggest complaints that users have is mostly about the operating system. Compared to Android, iOS is locked down pretty severely. Customization options are pretty much non-existent, and Apple keeps a lot of nifty apps out of the iTunes App Store because of their strict guidelines.

However, this is where jailbreaking comes in handy. By jailbreaking your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, you can essentially break free from the so-called “walled garden” and customize your iPhone to your heart’s content, as well as download apps that Apple wouldn’t allow you to download in the first place.

If you’re debating whether or not to jailbreak your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, here are ten excellent reasons as to why it’s a good idea. Sure, it can be risky, and there’s always the chance that your iPhone won’t be as stable as it could be, but that’s significantly worth it compared to all the benefits of jailbreaking.

Make the Lock Screen More Useful

By default, the iOS lock screen isn’t all that useful. It gives you the time and shows you any notifications that you may have, but that’s about it.

However, if you jailbreak your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, you have access to a handful of tweaks that allow you to make the lock screen extremely useful by putting all sorts of information on it so that it’s only a click away without unlocking your device.


There are plenty of lock screen replacements for jailbroken iPhones, but perhaps none are as beautiful and comprehensive as Convergance, which was first released a couple of years ago.

Convergance turns your iPhone’s lock screen into multiple lock screens with different kinds of information on each screen, and you can swipe through those different pages with ease.

For instance, swiping to the left will give you toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, volume, etc. Swiping down will provide you with your calendar and any reminders that you have set up. And of course, swiping up will open up the camera app as always.

Notifications are neatly organized into app icons on the lock screen, and you can view notifications for each app individually, which eases down on the clutter that the default lock screen can have.

Use Banned Apps

Apple is notorious for banning all sorts of apps from the iTunes App Store. It mostly has to do with safety and preventing any malware from making its way in, but it also has a little bit to do with competition, as Apple has been notorious for not allowing certain apps in that clearly are no harm to anyone.


In any case, jailbreaking allows you to install these banned apps anyway. Usually, iOS apps that get banned from iTunes make their way to Cydia, which is the jailbroken version of the iTunes App Store in a way. From there, you can download the app without Apple ever intervening.

Examples include video game emulators, backup apps, etc., all of which you can usually find in Cydia without a problem.

Set Default Apps

One thing that makes Android great is the ability to set your own default apps, so if you don’t like Google Chrome, you can set a different web browser as a default. The iPhone doesn’t allow users to do this, but jailbreaking your iPhone brings this functionality to those users.

There are a handful of tweaks that you can install that can change the iOS default app to another app of your choosing, like using Google Chrome instead of Safari, or using Google Maps instead of Apple Maps.

Customize Control Center

Control Center on iOS is awesome, but it could be so much better. Thankfully, jailbreaking allows you to customize Control Center.


There are several tweaks to do this, including FlipControlCenter, CCHide, etc. With FlipControlCenter, you can switch around connectivity toggles, as well as the bottom app shortcuts. Plus, you can add on pages that you can swipe through to add even more toggles and shortcuts to Control Center.

More Protection Using Touch ID Tweaks

Touch ID on the iPhone is awesome, but it’s limited to only a handful of apps right now and its functionality could be used in so many more ways. However, jailbreaking unleashes it.


For instance, a tweak called BioLockdown allows you to add a layer of security to your iPhone in a way that Apple wouldn’t normally allow. Not only can you lock apps with a fingerprint using the tweak, but you can also restrict certain settings and only enable them with the scan of your finger.

For instance, if you don’t want others disabling WiFi when they get a hold of your phone, you can set a fingerprint lock on that toggle to prevent others from disabling the WiFi, and the same goes for other toggles and even shutting down the device itself.

Better Anti-Theft Features

Find My iPhone is handy, but it’s still full of loopholes that really don’t make it as much of a theft deterrent as it could be. Simply turning on Airplane Mode will render Find My iPhone useless, and all it really does is locate your lost or stolen iPhone.

However, there are several jailbreak apps that are way better than Find My iPhone, including iCaughtU.


It’s is pretty much like Find My iPhone on steroids. Find My iPhone allows you to easily locate a lost or stolen iOS device, but iCaughtU takes things to a new level.

The tweak allows owners to set up a handful of different security measurements on their iPhone, like when a thief enters in the wrong passcode, the front-facing camera takes a photo of the perpetrator and emails it to the owner, along with the location of the phone and a map. You also can’t turn off the device when it’s locked, preventing thieves from erasing their tracks.

Adjust UI Elements

iOS 9 has a fantastic user interface, but if you want to tweak it just a little bit, there are several jailbreak tweaks and apps that you can use. Springtomize 3 is perhaps the most popular option.

Springtomize is one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks around, and the developers behind the app have recently updated it to work with iOS 9. There is a whole heap of customizations that you can make to you iOS device with this app, including hiding unused apps, resizing icons, creating nested folders, changing fonts and much more.

Springtomize essentially gets rid of the need for multiple single-purpose jailbreak tweaks and puts them all into one app that you can buy for just a couple of dollars. It’s certainly one of the best deals in the Cydia store.

Create Useful Shortcuts

With a jailbroken iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, you can make your device easier to use, and there are many apps that allow you to make all sorts of shortcuts, but Activator is probably the best option.


For example, you can set up shortcuts for just about anything, like activating the LED flashlight with a triple-click of the Home button, or activate Siri using another button instead of having to hold down the Home button.

The possibilities are pretty much endless with Activator and we’re glad it was finally updated with iOS 9 support.

Get Rid of iOS Annoyances

There are a lot of small things in iOS 9 that are huge annoyances, and jailbreaking allows you to fix those annoyances and customize your iPhone exactly how you’d like.

There are a ton of single-purpose jailbreak tweaks that you can download for free on Cydia. Hate how folders don’t close after opening an app from within a folder? FolderCloser can fix that. There’s pretty much a tweak for everything.

Bend Apps to Your Will

While you can adjust and customize all sorts of things within iOS itself, third-party apps aren’t left out of the fun when you jailbreak.

There are many tweaks that aim to improve and fix annoyances inside third-party apps as well. Flex 2 is a jailbreak app that includes jailbreak tweaks within itself that you can enable.

You can even create your own jailbreak tweaks with the app, but if you’d rather not get into that whole spectrum, then you can primarily just hangout in the user-created section, where you can browse all of the tweaks that other Flex 2 users have made.

Just scroll through the list of apps (which is a list of apps that you currently have installed, hence the “Installed” tab at the top), tap on one, and then a list of all the available tweaks will be viewable and ready to download and install whenever you want.

For instance, someone created a neat tweak for Dropbox that allows users to keep uploading photos despite the battery being below 10%. By default, Dropbox requires users to plug in their device if it’s under 10% battery in order to continue uploading photos. You can’t change this setting in the app, but Flex 2 allows you to change it without a problem.

Expand 3D Touch Capabilities

3D Touch is a cool feature on the iPhone 6s, but jailbreaking can make it even better, including adding 3D Touch to older iPhones.

There are several tweaks available that focus on 3D Touch, and all of them are really cool. You can add 3D Touch to older devices, even iPads, and you can also create your own Quick Action shortcuts on the home screen.

There’s also a tweak that provides 3D Touch Quick Actions for the Cydia app, making it easier to use from your iPhone’s home screen.



  1. Matt Perkins

    01/19/2015 at 5:36 am

    I want to explain something to jailbreakers. First is iOS can get malware even if not jailbroken but it can’t infect your iDevice unless you jailbreak it, this because of iOS’s sandbox which leaves malware dormant. Once you jailbreak your iDevice, the sandbox is broken and the malware has full access to your iDevice. And since no true AntiVirus is available on iOS, you have no way to know you have it and have no way to remove it. My friend just got malware on his iDevice and the guy at the Apple Store thinks it came from an email but couldn’t find any suspicious email. He also also said while my friend would’ve prolly still gotten the malware, it wouldn’t have infected his phone if he hadn’t jailbroken it. So people need to understand that while Android makes up 97% of all malware and iOS has less than 10 samples of malware, you can get those samples many different ways, but Android does have AV to help protect Android, iOS has sandboxing to protect iOS, but there is no protection against a jailbroken iDevice.

    • John

      01/31/2016 at 4:21 pm

      Or your friend installed a bad/malware tweak which is more common and reasonable than an email…

    • Ran “SenriXD” Ng

      05/23/2016 at 1:03 am

      That’s a load of horseshit you just spewed out

    • Jack

      01/26/2017 at 7:21 am

      While jailbreaking does escape the sandbox – it doesn’t break it. Well made jailbreaks only allow certain processes to escape the sandbox, it doesn’t outright disable it. Disregard Matt’s comment.

  2. Sami farmer

    03/02/2015 at 11:37 pm

    Great info!! What’s the best way to jailbreak an iphone 6?

  3. Jesus alvarado

    07/18/2015 at 12:15 pm

    What’s a good website to jailbreak my iPhone 6? I have iOS 8.3

  4. Brenda

    09/20/2015 at 6:49 pm

    Can u jailbreak a phone if you can’t remember pass code to phone

    • Ryan McCurdy

      04/30/2016 at 3:11 am

      Can’t remember/stole? Lol

  5. Liko Savage

    11/02/2015 at 3:51 pm

    If you jailbreak your iPhone do you have to keep updating it with jailbreaks every month ?

  6. Marjoriejorourke

    01/23/2016 at 5:44 pm

    0=00022 my best friend’s step-sister makes $62 every hour on the laptop . She has been without work for 6 months but last month her pay check was $14905 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
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    • martin

      02/05/2016 at 9:03 am


    • RoeRavid

      06/12/2016 at 10:50 pm

      Thank heavens i found you, nigerian prince! to where should i wire the money, so that you can get out of jail in that foreign country and repay me tenfold? I was worried i lost you and your fantastic offer that I lucked out on by randomly receiving your email about your predicament

  7. Marjoriejorourke

    01/23/2016 at 5:45 pm

    0=00023 my best friend’s step-sister makes $62 every hour on the laptop . She has been without work for 6 months but last month her pay check was $14905 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
    you can try here…. See More

  8. minatti

    08/01/2016 at 4:36 am

    These blogs trying to convince you to jailbrake your phone are written for the same people trying to infect your phone and grab all your data.

    Why would someone jailbrake an iPhone? It’s a very stupid thing to do. And this is the only way you can get viruses on your phone.
    Pangu, Cydia… forget all about it and trust only Apple!

  9. Boom

    08/05/2016 at 12:34 am

    Only way wow some people are idiots regardless of your operating system anything can get a virus iOS just doesn’t as much due to less people run Apple than Windows and android so why wast the hours for developing a virus that may effect 5% to the 95%

  10. Kartik Jha

    08/09/2016 at 4:07 am

    Couldnt get better. Nice illustration with picture. These all are the features of jailbreak, but how to reach there is important. You also need to know type of jailbreaks before you start jailbreaking

  11. Kevin P.

    09/12/2016 at 6:58 am

    Great info but what I would like to know is if jail breaking would let me interact with my Toyota / Honda better. Currently I can receive texts but cannot send them through the vehicles with an iPhone but Androids have no issues. Dealer says it has to do with the way Apple “locks down” it’s devices. Anyone know if jailbreaking helps?

  12. Alex

    05/02/2017 at 8:52 am

    Does a jailbreak clear the iCloud lock off an iPhone?

  13. Sam lockridge

    05/10/2017 at 5:48 pm

    I bought a Iphone6s 128GB from Consumer Cellular and all I want to do is unlock it so I can get in with Verizon, but Consumer Cellular tells me it is locked for 180 days. At that time I can request they unlock it and go to Verizon. This is BS. I paid over $600 for this unit and I should be able to whatever I want…. HELP

  14. Sam lockridge

    05/10/2017 at 5:50 pm


  15. Gerald Scartiong

    09/11/2017 at 3:54 am

    Jailbraking your iPhone will make the device vulnerable to spy attacks. Any spy apps are installed only on iPhones with a jailbrake. I don’t think it’s a good idea.

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