How to install a digital certificate on your iPhone

Step-by-step guide to install a digital certificate on the mobile and be able to operate with the administration

Below we show you how to install a digital certificate on your iOS (iPhone) and Android mobile so that you can operate with the administration in a safe and comfortable way. And it is that thanks to the digital certificate of the mobile you will be able to log into official applications of the public administration and thus access its different citizen service websites. Thus, while to access certain apps it is only necessary to use a username and password , many government applications opt for an additional layer of security through digital certificates . Therefore, and thanks to our step-by-step guide, we show youhow to install a digital certificate on your mobile, either iOS (iPhone) or Android .

How to install digital certificates on mobiles

The first step is to obtain the file with the administration’s digital certificate , generally with one of the following extensions and compatible with both iOS and Android mobiles:

  • .pfx
  • .p12
  • .cer
  • .crt

Once you have the file, it is time to install it through the following steps depending on whether your terminal is iOS (iPhone) or Android .

Index of contents

  • How to install a digital certificate on iOS (iPhone)
  • How to install a digital certificate on Android

How to install a digital certificate on iOS (iPhone)

  1. The first step is to have the digital software certificate on your computer in one of the above formats.
  2. Now you must send this certificate to the iPhone; You can do it through iCloud, as an attachment in an email or through a messaging app.
  3. Save the digital certificate file in your iPhone storage; If you prefer to use iCloud, it will not be necessary to save it in the internal memory of the mobile.
  4. Open the app Filesor files from your iPhone and locate the file of the digital certificate through the path where you saved it .
  5. Click on thedigital certificate file and choose iPhone to install it.
  6. Now go to iPhone Settingsand access the Profile downloaded message below your account information.
  7. Click on the Installoption , enter the lock code of your iPhone and, if necessary, enter the certificate password.

Once you have completed the installation process of the digital certificate on iPhone, you will find it as Profile in the general options of Settings , at the bottom of the menu. This way you will be able to confirm your digital identity on the administration’s official web pages and applications.

How to install a digital certificate on Android

The process of installing a digital certificate in Android is quite similar to that of iPhone, although a little simpler; so much so, that it is like installing an APK file , so it will only be necessary to click on the file itself to start its installation. Follow the steps below to install a digital certificate on Android:

  1. The first step is to have the digital software certificate on your computer in one of the above formats.
  2. Now you must send this certificate to the Android mobile; You can do it as an attachment in an email or through a messaging app like WhatsApp or Telegram, for example.
  3. Save the digital certificate file in your mobile storage.
  4. Open the mobile file managerand locate the digital certificate file through the path where you saved it.
  5. Once located, to install it, click on the file and enter the security keywith which it was encrypted; If you sent the file through a messaging app, you can install it directly from the conversation in which it was sent.

Once you have completed the digital certificate installation process on your Android mobile, you will be able to confirm your digital identity on the administration’s official websites and applications.

 

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