.MOBILECONFIG File Extension

Apple Mobile Configuration File

The mobileconfig file extension is used by Apple for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. These files customize device configurations that can be switched when needed. They also provide access to certain se...

General Information

Title MOBILECONFIG File Extension
Extension .mobileconfig
Full Form Apple Mobile Configuration File
File Type Configuration Profile
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type application/x-apple-aspen-config

File Function

Primary Function Store configuration settings
Additional Functions Provision devices, Enforce policies
Features XML format, Signed

File Characteristics

Quality Structured, Readable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with tools

Use Cases

Device Management Yes
Policy Enforcement Yes
VPN Configuration Yes
Email Setup Yes
Wireless Network Setup Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Sensitive data exposure
Best Practices Encryption, Signing

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2008
Latest Version Continuously updated

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .plist, .ipa, .apn

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Apple Configurator Free Mac
iPhone Configuration Utility Discontinued Windows, Mac
iOS/iPadOS Built-in iOS, iPadOS
macOS Built-in macOS