What is C.P. on iPhone?

C.P. stands for “Configuration Profile,” an XML file (ending in .mobileconfig) that can customize the settings on your iPhone. To check the configuration profiles installed on your iPhone, open Settings, go to General, and tap VPN & Device Management.

Hi, I’m Devansh. I heard about configuration profiles when I bought my first iPhone. Since then, I’ve learned more about them. In this article, I’ll describe configuration profiles and show you how to install and remove them. I’ll also answer some common questions.

If you were recently asked to download a C.P. on your iPhone but don’t know what it is, keep reading to get all your questions answered!

Steps to Install and Remove a C.P. on Your iPhone

Since you know what a C.P. is, let’s talk about installing and removing a configuration profile on your iPhone.

Once you download a configuration profile on your iPhone, you must install it. Open Settings and tap Profile Downloaded or Enroll In [organization name]. Next, tap Install.

Remember that only one configuration profile is ready to install at a time. To remove a configuration profile, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Settings, go to General, and tap VPN & Device Management.

Step 2: Tap the configuration profile title to open it.

Step 3: Tap Remove Profile, enter your iPhone passcode, and confirm it.

Step 4: Restart your iPhone; check this Support page for instructions if necessary.

Once you delete a configuration profile, the settings, apps, and related data are also deleted.


Here are three common questions about configuration profiles on the iPhone.

If an App, Website, or Email Message is Trying to Download a C.P. on your iPhone, is it Safe to Allow it?

Only allow it if the configuration profile is from a trusted source and there’s a legitimate reason behind it, like with VPN apps. Since configuration profiles can control many settings on your iPhone, they could pose a security threat if developed maliciously.

Which Settings Can a C.P. Control?

A C.P. can control several settings on your iPhone. These include passcode and password policies, restrictions on device features, email and network settings, LDAP directory service settings, CalDAV calendar service settings, software updates, and more.

Can You Create a C.P. on iPhone For Your Organization?

Yes. You can create a C.P. using the Apple Configurator app on your Mac. Deploying a C.P. allows you to configure device settings, account settings, restrictions, and credentials for many Apple devices. Check this User Guide for more details.


C.P. stands for “Configuration Profile.” It is an XML file that can customize several settings on your iPhone. You can check the configuration profiles installed on your iPhone by opening Settings, going to General, and VPN & Device Management.

Be careful when installing configuration profiles on your iPhone since they can potentially create privacy and security issues. Only download them from trusted sources and follow security measures.

Do you have further questions about configuration profiles on your iPhone? Let me know in the comments!

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