Although Apple started as just yet another computer company, it quickly took the world by storm years thanks to the innovation, elegance, and ergonomics the company offers through its devices. That’s why it has been, and it will always be, one of the most successful companies in history.
That said, Apple’s devices, especially iPhones, are a bit restricting, which isn’t a bad thing. iDevices have their own ecosystem to keep them safe and secure while managing to be easy to use and ergonomic. That’s why the people at Apple were bold enough to offer $1m as a reward for anyone who can hack an iPhone.
As part of their secure system, Apple devices don’t allow users to download apps from the internet and install them directly, again, to keep users from harm’s way. Nevertheless, if you have a private enterprise application that you want your users to install or an educational one that your students have to use, for example, they can still manage to download and use the app. The process is a bit tricky, though, as they need to trust the developer first before opening the app.
So, without further ado, here’s how to trust a developer on iPhone.
How to Trust a Developer on iPhone
The first thing you need to do before learning how to trust a developer on iPhone is to first download and install the required app. To do that, simply fire up Safari and head to the download link.
If you try to open the app right after downloading it, you’ll get a notification that the application’s developer isn’t trusted on your iPhone. Even after dismissing the notice, you still won’t be able to use the app.
Worry not, though, as you can easily trust a developer on iPhone by following these steps:
- First, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
- Head over to the “General” tab then click on “Profiles” or “Profiles and Device Management”.
- There, you should find the profile of the app’s developer under the “Enterprise App” heading.
- Click on the name of the app’s developer.
- Click on “Trust [Your Company’s Name]”
- You’ll see a prompt to confirm the verification. Click on “Verify App”.
- Voila! The developer is now verified, and that’s how to trust a developer on iPhone!
If you have other apps that you need to download from the same developer, don’t worry, as you need to perform this process only once for each developer. Once done, you can download other apps from the same source and use them immediately.
Should the need arise to remove all the apps from a particular developer, you can head over to Settings>General>Profiles>Developer’s Profile and click on “Delete App” to remove all the applications from the developer.
How to Trust a Developer on iPhone: Notes
There are three things to note here:
- First, you need an internet connection to trust a developer on iPhone. Otherwise, you won’t be able to do it.
- Second, your firewall should allow connections to https://ppq.apple.com.
- Third, if you get a message saying that verification will expire soon, simply connect to the internet, and redo the whole process.
- And forth, you can follow the same process if you have an iPad or iPod rather than an iPhone.
Is There an Alternative Way to Install Apps on iPhone?
If you want to spare your employees or students the struggle of having to download and install the app manually, you can take advantage of Apple’s Mobile Device Management (MDM), which ensures that trust is established automatically.