Configuring an iPhone for 2X MDM

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If you want to manage your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices with 2X MDM, you must first generate and configure an Apple certificate and subsequently Enrol your device according to the below documents:

1. Configure an Apple certificate with your 2X MDM account:

2. Enrol an iOS device with 2X MDM:



Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.

  • Tester

    Looking good, needs ability to add apps for iPhone/iPad and the ability to use Active Directory “like” password policy settings. But your close! Thanks.

  • Marcos

    Installing profile doesn’t work in 3G iPhone and 4.2.1 software

    • Alex K

      I’d tried to set couple times on iphone 5 but something went wrong. Where do i find installation guide?

  • Peter

    I have problem with iPad 2 with iOS 6.0.1.
    Not run installing profile after 2X MDM start.
    2X MDM automaticaly close after 1 second.
    Iphone 4 with 6.0.1 is OK.

    • Jaymes Marsh

      Hi Peter,

      Can you contact Support with your issue –

      2X MDM

  • Jack

    Almost useless. Allowed me to uninstall the app on my iphone so what’s the point if a thief can uninstall it before I can lock or wipe the phone. Could be a great app though if they can lock it down.

    • Raymond

      Ye that would be nice, although people could just wipe it >.<

    • blogger3cx1

      Jack – Even if the app is removed then remote lock and wipe will still work, just not location tracking

      • Jack

        I actually tried this in both IOS and Android. Installed the app and gave it administrator rights. Then I uninstalled and tried to lock it down from the 3cx control panel but it did not work. Once uninstalled the functionality was gone. I realize in IOS things are sometimes impossible but in Android it should be possible to lock this down. It should be impossible for the end user to uninstall unless unlocked in the 3cx admin panel. It should also not allow the end user to reset the phone to factory unless unlocked in the admin panel.

  • Raymond

    Would be nice if the app was locked down and required a password to remove. Should be able to apply a custom ipad/iphone config file through it. Would be good if the app started running when rebooting ipad/iphone. Would be cool if you could hide the app from the home screen. Would be good if it revealed the public IP that the device is connected to.

    I’ve been comparing this one to Meraki and what I like most about this is that it keeps a location history and you can view call history.

    • blogger3cx1

      Raymond, this is not possible on iOS. HOwever 2X MDM functions remain working independent of the client app


    Hi when I installed on iPhone 5 it didn’t ask for Profile installation and when I approve on the 2X MDM management portal it says cannot approve due to certificate needed for IOS6.

  • Elluce


    What is the point of having tracking app when server asks user to open app to get the location??? Or am I doing something wrong?


    • Andreas Psyllos

      Hi Elluce,

      Please bear with me here, by that do you mean that you have to start the 2X MDM app by yourself instead of it being on automatic start everytime your phone runs? or is it something else? If you could please provide more details as to the issue that would be great. Thank you for your time and please dont hesitate to contact us if you have any further inquiries

    • Daniel

      I have also installed it on my iphone 5 but after installing my iphone was hanging again and again , so instantly i was removed it , Now my iphone is working correctly.

      • Cecil McCarthy

        Hi Daniel, thank you for sharing this with us. I can assure you that something went terribly wrong with your particular phone while installing the app. We have thousands of iOS clients who have installed our app and have never seen such scenario. Have you tried to install it for the second time? Maybe the app got corrupted while being installed. If you like, feel free to open a support ticket at so that we can troubleshoot this issue together.

  • Gilbert Tavenier

    I have 4 iOS devices listed in 2X MDM, unfortunately all of them do not remain active, after a day or so they all will be disconnected from 2X MDM although the 2X MDM program is actually opened/active on the iOS device. All of the iOS device have the latest software version.

    When I re-open the active 2X MDM app I can press connect and it will get active in 2X MDM portal again.

    This is very frustrating to me, is there something I can do to change this?

    • Andreas Psyllos

      Hi Gilbert,

      Can you please send an email to the support team at: with details of your issues? The support team will help you resolve your issues. Please let us know if you have any further questions or inquiries.

  • Gilbert Tavenier

    Another problem, app removal is not supported on iOS devices. At least that is what the 2X MDM portal tells me if I try to.

    • Andreas Psyllos

      Hi Gilbert,

      App removal is now supported on iOS devices but only for apps that were installed after 2X MDM was installed.Please let me know if you have any further inquiries or questions.

  • peter king

    that’s annoying unfortunately it’s not working for me. I’ll keep trying and hopefully it will work!

    • Andreas Psyllos

      Hi Peter, can you please provide details on what is not working for you? If you would be so kind we will need a bit more info from you as to the iPhone model, iOS Version and where in the procedure an error appears. Thank you for your patience and please let me know if you have any further inquiries or information so that i can be of assistance to you.

  • Dave

    Arrrgh !!! I am also having some issues with this app on my iphone 5 and cant get it to work right after having reading the guide above…what is the next step please ??

    • Cecil McCarthy

      Hi Dave, what is the exact issue you are experience? Have you been stuck in any particular step?

      • Mohit Yadav

        Hi , I am having some problem with my iphone 5 with his os.And Installing New Apps.

        • Cecil McCarthy

          Hi Mohit, what is it exactly that you are experiencing? could you kindly provide more information so that we are able to help you? you can also open a ticket via email at

  • shaun

    hi there I just install app of removals company on iphone 4s but its not working and failed installation, its give message that Memory full but I have 10GB on my phone.

    • Cecil McCarthy

      Hi Shaun, this issue is more of an iPhone issue than a 2X MDM app issue. Non the less, please send us an email at so that we will try and assist you in solving your issue the best way possible.

  • croelan

    Estimado Señores
    he tratado de instalar 2X MDM en el iPAD 4 , aparece un mensaje que no se puede conectar, dice “Status: Disconnected (iOS management is not configu…

    por favor necesito ayuda

    • Andreas Psyllos

      Hola Croelar,

      con el fin de configurar los dispositivos de Apple que será gestionado por 2X MDM es necesario seguir las instrucciones de estas páginas en el orden siguiente

      1.http :/ /
      Este enlace le mostrará cómo configurar y obtener el certificado de manzana necesario

      2.http :/ /
      y este enlace le mostrará cómo configurar y administrar a través de 2X MDM

      Por favor, háganos saber si usted tiene cualquier otra duda o consulta

      Saludos cordiales

  • Faisal

    when i open the application on my iphone 4. The status message changes
    from “Registering” to “Disconnected (Connection timeout)” every time i try.
    What could possibly be the problem..

    • Cecil McCarthy

      Hi Faisal, could you kindly send us an email on to troubleshoot your problem please?

  • manandvan

    I tried but i could not install it ,there is problem?

  • sophal

    One apple id use only for one device right?

    • Sean Bianco

      Please note that the device unique identifier is the device EMEI.

  • Anton Prinsloo

    I am struggling to get this app to work. Did “everything” but when I click on the config file on the email or open the app on my iphone 4s, it says “Disconnected: (IOS managment is not confi…”

    I’m sure i’m missing something. Any ideas?


  • Mike Owen

    when i’m downloading the apple cert from the apple site i’m getting a .json extension instead of a .pem please can anyone help?

    • Sean Bianco

      Hi there,

      Have you followed the process illustrated within the following document?:

      If so, the issue is most likely browser related. Previous builds of IE were not able to receive .PEM files. Please try again with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and advise as to your results.

  • Enrique

    I can´t make this software work. I already do all the certificate things but now when I tap connect in the app, I get a message: Please specify 2X MDM server and I don´t know where to get that. Yesterday doesn´t asked me that but instead of that, the software opened the ipad settings app and asked me about something else to make it work. I don´t know if it was the same thing or another.

    • Sean Bianco

      Hi there,

      From the 2X MDM client >> Settings >> Advanced, ensure the option ‘Use Custom Server’ is not enabled.

      Subsequently, should the issue persist, please elaborate via email in further detail at:

  • Tony Jalfrezst

    Great Andreas sorted that out through settings thank you !