Easy Step-by-Step guide to Adding Trusted Root Certificates to iOS14

Adding Trusted Root Certificates to iOS14 is slightly different to earlier versions so here is a quick guide on how to add a trusted root certificate for web filtering etc to Apples latest iOS. When downloading the certificate you can do this from either the vendors website that hosts the certificate or via E-Mail etc the process is the same once you have the certificate downloaded to the device.

Having issues with iOS 14 not installing check out this guide on how to remove a stuck update.

Installing the Trusted Root Certificate

  1. Download the certificate from either the vendors website, your internal filtering system or wherever you have the certificate stored.
  2. Click Open with
  3. Click Save to files
  4. Select On my phone
  5. Click Save
  6. Click Settings
  7. Click Profile downloaded
  8. Click Install
  9. Click Install on the warning
  10. Click Install
  11. Enter your pass code if one if setup on the device
  12. Click Done
  13. Click Settings
  14. Click General
  15. Click About
  16. Click Certificate trust settings
  17. Turn on the installed certificate so it is a trusted root certificate
  18. Click continue when prompted

Adding Trusted Root Certificates to iOS14

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Download the certificate you wish to install
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Click open with
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Select Save to files
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Select to save to My iPhone or My iPad
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Go back to the main screen and open Settings
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Click Profile Downloaded

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Click on Install
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On the Warning screen click Install once again
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Click on Install
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Enter the device passcode if one is setup
Adding Trusted Root Certificates to iOS14
Once the profile shows as Verifies click Done
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Press the home button again and go back into settings
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Select General
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Select About
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Select Certificate Trust Settings
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Tick the button next to the profile you have just installed
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Click Continue on the Root Certificate warning

Setting your MAC to not be private/dynamic if you use a filtering system that uses MAC Authentication

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Click the home button and open settings
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Click on Wi-Fi
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Click the i next to your connected Wi-Fi profile
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Untick Private Address
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You will notice now that your MAC Address has changed back to the static MAC Address of the Phone which can be found under General and About

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