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[Solved] How to Remove Configuration from iPad

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Daniel Evans

April 10, 2020 (Updated: April 15, 2020)• Filed to: iPad issues

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Experience has shown that some configuration profiles on iPads and other iOS devices use root certificates that could allow harmful software to install on your device, skirting Apple’s sandboxing rules and putting users at higher security vulnerability. Understanding how to remove configuration from your iPad and other iOS devices increase the chances of protecting your data or at least learning something new. Let’s begin.

Part 1: What is Configuration on iPad?

Configuration profiles are designed for managing the settings of different device features remotely and centrally. In iPad, these profiles usually contain settings to manage Wi-Fi, email accounts, passcodes and several others. They can be installed via web page, email or through Apple’s configuration utility and have the mobile-coding file extension.

A simple example is a cellular carrier distributing configuration profile which contains its access point name (APN) settings, allowing subscribers to configure data settings on their devices easily and without the need to enter all required information manually. Mischievous persons could also create configuration files for selfish purposes. Read on to discover how to find and remove old or malicious configuration files from your iPad.

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Part 2: How to Find and Remove Configuration from iPad?

As stated above, a configuration profile can be beneficial to you and your device, such as when VPN providers use profiles to configure devices to protect those devices online, and it could also be malevolent, so clearing out configuration profiles periodically is a good idea. Such practice gives you awareness of installed profiles and allows you to remove old configuration files or discover some you don’t recognize.

How to find and remove old configuration files on your iPad?

If you have initially deleted an app that came with a configuration profile, you should take the extra step to improve your security by removing its profile. The following steps show how to find old configuration files on your iPad.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPad/ iOS device.

Step 2. When open, scroll to and tap “General”.

Settings General

Step 3. Scroll to the bottom (at this point you should see the number of profiles installed) and tap “Profiles & Device Management”. Tap on each profile to see more information about it and if you require it.

Note: if you do not see a “Profiles” section, you do not have a configuration profile installed.

Profiles & Device Management

When looking through the profiles, you could discover those you don’t recognize or no longer have any need for; to remove old configuration files form your iPad, carry out steps A, B and C, then.

Step 4. Tap “Delete/Remove Profile” at the bottom of the configuration profile to remove the particular profile you’re viewing from your device.

Step 5. Enter your passcode, if required.

Step 6. Confirm removal of selected configuration profile by tapping “Delete/Remove”. Note: when you remove/delete a profile, all of the associated settings and accounts are also removed.

Step 7. Restart your device. It is an ideal practice to restart your device after deleting a profile or an app.

How to remove app that has a configuration file on your iPad?

The following scenario happens frequently to most mobile phone users; you’ve downloaded a couple of apps, and after trying them out, you reckon, some are not for you, or you prefer some other version so you download that too. Before long, your phone is loaded with apps, storage is getting lower, and you have several home screens with app icons you haven’t used in a while. Some of these apps sitting idly in your phone are installed with their various configuration profiles and you want to ensure everything pertaining to such apps is gone whenever you chose to delete/remove that app.

To remove app that has configuration profile on your iPad, follow these steps.

Step 1. Delete the app.

Touch and hold the app until it jiggles. Tap the delete button (X) in the upper left corner of the app to delete it. You should see a prompt saying “Deleting this app will also delete its data”. Tap “Delete”.

Step 2. Delete the apps configuration profile (the same as remove old configuration files): “Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management > Delete/Remove Profile > Enter Your Passcode (if required) > Delete/Remove (confirm if you want to) > Restart

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Step 4. Click “Start to Extract” when the verification succeeds and wait for it to complete.

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