How to Remove Root Certificates From Your iPhone or iPad to Protect Your Privacy

Root certificates are used by apps to gain access to your personal data; certain apps need it while others can cause serious harm to your privacy. Let's begin with deleting root certificates from your iPhone or iPad.

Recently, one of the apps Been Choice was taken down by Apple from the App Store. The app was basically designed to block ads while you browse the internet. Later on, the app moved a step further by blocking advertisement inside apps.

This raised a serious question about the privacy of users. This is just one of the examples out of many; certain apps install root certificates that give them access to your personal information, though this is not possible without your consent. Many times we simply tap the Trust button without thinking of consequences.

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In case you have any such apps that have installed Root certificates, here’s a guide on how to remove them. Follow the step-by-step tutorial given below:

How to Delete Root Certificates From Your iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch the Settings app → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Profiles → If you don’t find anything, you have nothing to worry. But if you do, read the next step Tap on the profile you wish to delete.

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Tap on Root Profile on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Now tap on “Delete Profile.” Tap on Delete again to confirm.

Delete Root Profile from iPhone or iPad

That’s it. The Root certificate is now deleted.

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Wrapping up…

There are differences of opinion, as many users want apps like Been Choice to block advertisement. At the same time, a serious question is raised that how do such apps get through App Store with potentially high risk.

According to the latest update received from Been Choice official Twitter account, they will be coming back to App Store by making changes in their app which will comply with Apple’s privacy policy.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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