You may not know it, but it is possible that one or more old configuration profiles are installed on your iPhone or iPad, which can pose a security risk. But do not worry, we'll tell you how to clean them.
Experiments have shown in the past that a well-placed profile could potentially give access to criminals on your iPhone or iPad. That's why it's always good to know what profiles you have installed and why. A configuration profile allows someone to replace the settings on your iPhone or iPad. They can be useful if they are used properly. Some VPN providers use profiles to configure devices so that they can stay safe online. Apple uses the same system to enroll devices in its beta programs. There are many legitimate reasons for these profiles, but that does not mean they have to stay there forever.
It is good practice to periodically delete the configuration profiles you have installed and who knows, you might encounter one that you do not recognize in the process.
How to find and delete configuration profiles
To get started, start the Settings app, then tap "General."
Scroll to the bottom of the long list of options and press "Profiles and Device Management." You will also see the number of profiles you have installed here.
This screen shows all the configuration profiles you have installed, as well as other profiles that may allow the installation of beta software. Tap the profile to see more information about it and delete it if necessary.
If you find that you have a profile that you do not recognize or that you no longer need, tap "Delete Profile" to remove it from your device.
You will be asked to enter your authentication code and then confirm the deletion.