Installing apps on an iPhone is very easy. All you need to do is search for the app in the App Store, then click download. Before you download the app, you will be asked to verify yourself with either TouchID, FaceID, or your Apple ID password.
Any app on the App Store can be downloaded and installed without any fuss. This is because all the apps have already been scanned and verified by Apple. The apps have received the trust certificate and are ready to be installed on your device.
However, there are certain apps that aren’t available on the App Store, but can be downloaded elsewhere. Apps from developers of other smartphone manufacturers, for example, are sometimes not available on the App Store.
If the app is not available for download on the app store, then you will need to manually trust the app so it can be used on your iPhone. Enterprise apps, developed by an employer or a company, also requires to be trusted before use. The verification process for the App Store is stringent and long, therefore some employers or companies prefer to not make their internal apps available on the Store.
In this post, we are going to tell you how to trust an app on an iPhone so you can install and use it. Such apps are usually available from other sources, so you will need to make sure that the source is trustworthy. Otherwise, your iPhone may get infected, or worse, your data could be stolen.
Trust an App on iPhone
To trust an app on your iPhone, you will need to follow the steps below. In this case, we are going to download an app from the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus. The app in question is the OnePlus Switch app, which is used to transfer your data from the iPhone to a OnePlus smartphone.
Firstly, download the app from the provided link. Even for other apps, you will first need to download the app from the source. Once again, make sure your trust the developer.
1. After installing the app, tap on it to open it.
2. You will now receive a pop-up message saying that the developer is not trusted on the iPhone.
3. Cancel the message and move on.
4. Launch the Settings app and head on over to General.
5. Scroll down to find an option called Device Management. This could be also called as Profiles or Profiles and Device Management.
6. In Device Management, tap on the app’s profile name.
7. Now select the option that reads ‘Trust (Developer).
8. Another message will now pop-up asking you to confirm your decision.
9. Tap on Trust.
That’s about it. You have now successfully learnt how to trust an app on an iPhone. If the app hasn’t been verified by the developer, you may need to tap on the Verify App button.
Make sure that your iPhone is connected to a network, otherwise the app will not get verified. Usually you won’t have to do this. You can now use the app normally without any issues.