Over the years we have seen a number of tech firms no longer supporting jailbroken iPhones and iPads. The latest name to join this club has been that of Snapchat – as the company said that it will no longer support jailbroken devices and has started banning users on these phones.
This comes in as bad news for the users of these devices who are active users of the app. Let us take a closer look at why the company has decided to do so.
Why Has Snapchat Banned Jailbroken iPhones?
This is because of multiple reasons – Snap believes that users of jailbroken devices pose a threat to themselves as well as people that they are talking to. Since Jailbroken users can install third-party applications, users can take screenshots and record content that airs on Snapchat. Hence, that becomes dangerous for the safety of those on the other side.
Furthermore, the app had been sending a warning to users who were using third-party apps to access snapchat and had also been banning their accounts. Interestingly, this is a device-specific ban. If one of your accounts gets banned and you try to use another account on the same device, it will be banned as well.
What the hell @snapchatsupport I don't use any tweaks that modify Snapchat and I have Liberty lite enabled on Snapchat so nothing can inject at all. I don't use any ++ apps. That's bull crap. pic.twitter.com/90bS1v0liX
— Ignition App (@ignition) May 8, 2019
How to Stay Safe From This Snapchat Ban?
In order to stay safe from this ban on jailbroken iPhones you will need to install the Unsub Tweak from Nepta. This will basically disable the substitute tweak for Snapchat and the app won’t be able to determine if you are using a jailbroken device or a regular device.