In iOS and Mac OS X, what is a configuration profile?

In iOS and Mac OS X, configuration profiles are XML files that contain settings to manage Wi-Fi, email accounts, passcode options, and many other functions of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac devices. To use them, you must have either iOS 4 or later or OS X 10.8 or later.

Profiles can be installed through a web page, via email, or by using the iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple. Profiles can also be updated remotely by a mobile device management service.

To uninstall a configuration profile, see In iOS and Mac OS X, how do I remove a configuration profile?

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