MOBILECONFIG file format description

Many people share .mobileconfig files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .mobileconfig file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .mobileconfig files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.mobileconfig - Apple Mobile Configuration

The MOBILECONFIG configuration files are related to Apple iOS. MOBILECONFIG file is an Apple iOS Mobile Configuration. Apple iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. The mobileconfig files are used to customize various configurations and to switch them, whenever the user needs to or to provide access to certain services.

Apple iOS
Configuration files
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Apple Mobile Configuration related extensions:
GH Setup Tool Settings
Advanced Installer Updates Configuration
Adobe Premiere Elements Custom Preset
Adobe Photoshop Swatch Exchange File
Adobe Photoshop Save For Web Tool Settings
Adobe InDesign Document Settings

Naturally, other applications may also use the .mobileconfig file extension. Even harmful programs can create .mobileconfig files. Be especially cautious with .mobileconfig files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .mobileconfig file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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