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spinecho
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BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

Hi first post so please be gentle!

I have just been given an iPhone 4s by my work so I can stay connected and check emails.
As I have BT Broadband I downloaded the iPhone BT WiFi app. It installed OK and I had no probems logging in.

However, the app asked me to install a connection profile, which i downloaded. The app then said that this would make changes to my settings so I didn't continue the profile install.

I contacted BT Chat helpdesk to ask them what the connection profile is but they just said I didn't need it and coudn't answer why it asked me to install it or what changes it makes.

So, forum Gurus, please can anyone tell me what the connection profile on iPhone BT Wifi actually is or what it does?
If I install it on my iPhone will it mess up my work settings e.g. Exchange mal settings etc.

Many Thanks
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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

I had same thing when I installed on ipad mini and just let it install - never had a problem and actually shows od settings screen under profile   never had this with my android S2



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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

Thanks for the reply but what does it do?
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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

does not seem to do anything but unless I installed it I could not get the app



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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

i think it is a security item
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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

Thanks for the replies, but my questions still have not been answered! If it's a security thing, then OK, but what is the connection profile actually for?!

 

Also, will it mess up the settings on my work iPhone?

 

Thanks

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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

For a number of enterprise Wi-Fi connection types, IT administrators will deploy profiles they create with iPhone Configuration Utility to automate and/or restrict user Wi-Fi connections. Including the CA Certificate for these connections will remove the users' need to verify that they trust the Certificate(s) provided each time they reconnect to Wi-Fi. CA Certificates and Trust settings can be provided within configuration profiles. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1978
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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query


@ray_dorset wrote:
For a number of enterprise Wi-Fi connection types, IT administrators will deploy profiles they create with iPhone Configuration Utility to automate and/or restrict user Wi-Fi connections. Including the CA Certificate for these connections will remove the users' need to verify that they trust the Certificate(s) provided each time they reconnect to Wi-Fi. CA Certificates and Trust settings can be provided within configuration profiles. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1978

Thanks....care to rephrase that in simple englidh for non-teccie luddites like me?!?

Robot wink

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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

It just loads a certificate so you don't have to keep on saying "yes, it's ok, connect to that"

This additional certificate will not affect your existing profile so it won't mess up your works iphone.

But you don't need it if you want, you can just keep on saying "yes, it's ok, connect to that".
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Re: BT app iPhone 4s connection profile query

Thanks for the helpful explanation.

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