You might not know it, but there’s a chance your iPhone or iPad might have one or more old configuration profiles installed, and that could be a security risk. But don’t worry, we’re going to tell you how to clean them out.
Experiments have shown in the past that a well-placed profile can potentially give wrongdoers access to your iPhone or iPad. For that reason, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the profiles you have installed, and why. A configuration profile allows someone to override your iPhone or iPad settings, and they can be useful when used correctly. Some VPN providers use profiles to configure devices so they can stay safe online. Apple uses the same system to enroll devices into its beta programs. There are plenty of legitimate reasons for these profiles, but that doesn’t mean they need to stay there forever.