Apple Mobile Configuration Format
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What is MOBILECONFIG file?

MOBILECONFIG is a configuration file for Apple systems – iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. MOBILECONFIG file store s various information regarding device settings and configuration. It contains such information as password policies, device access permissions, as well as VPN, email, and calendar settings. The file contains therefore most information about network settings.

MOBILECONFIG file sharing

MOBILECONFIG files are typically hosted on a remote profile service, which purpose is to communicate with device to configure and register it. MOBILECONFIG files can be digitally signed to ensure secure data transport.


During the time when MOBILECONFIG files were more popular, they were used for implementing and managing configurations on multiple devices. Those file very commonly used by enterprises and public institutions. Presently, this format is considered obsolete and newest Apple systems no longer support it. MOBILECONFIG can still be encountered in older versions of operating systems or legacy software.

Programs that support MOBILECONFIG file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MOBILECONFIG file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MOBILECONFIG file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MOBILECONFIG file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MOBILECONFIG file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MOBILECONFIG file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MOBILECONFIG file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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