How to Know if iPhone is Jailbroken

Jailbreaking an iPhone means using third-party software to bypass Apple’s intended restrictions and iOS updates that allow you to download apps and do customizations that are not available on the App Store. While it may enhance your iOS experience, it comes with potential risks such as malware, spyware, or hardware issues, and Apple won’t be able to help if the phone is jailbroken.

So how do you check if your iPhone is jailbroken? There are a couple of ways to do it. The first is to look for a popular app called Cydia, which is essentially a package manager for jailbroken iOS. If you see that app installed on your phone, it means your iPhone is jailbroken. Another thing to check is to go into settings, then general, and look for “trusted” or third-party install software that is not trusted by the OS itself.

You can also use a tool called 3uTools to check if your iPhone is jailbroken. Once you install it on your Windows PC and connect your iPhone, you’ll see an option that says “jailbroken,” which will indicate if the phone has been jailbroken or not. Unfortunately, there’s no way to check using the serial number or IME number if you’re looking to buy a used device online.

While jailbreaking an iPhone may have its advantages, it’s important to consider the potential risks and the fact that Apple won’t be able to help if something goes wrong. If you’re looking to buy a used iPhone, make sure to check if it’s jailbroken or not. And if you have any other ways of checking if an iPhone is jailbroken, feel free to share them in the comment section.