Enable Hidden Debug Settings for iMessage, FaceTime, and Bluetooth, in iOS

Mar 10, 2012 - 5 Comments

Hidden Debug Settings in iOS

iOS developers and hackers should get a kick out of this. By downloading a few mobileconfig files, you can enable hidden debug settings for Messages, Bluetooth, and FaceTime that log activity and events for each protocol. What you do with that information is entirely up to you, but there’s definitely some room for learning and exploration here.

To enable the debuggers, load this page on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and click each link below, then click “Install” to download a profile to the corresponding debugger:

These can easily be removed afterwards by going to Settings > General > Profiles

No jailbreak is required to use these, but thanks to the renowned jailbreaker Chronic for bringing the debuggers to the public.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Development, iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Anthony Malvo says:

    The logs are only available to view with Xcode, and outside of being an Apple developer simply aren’t that useful. Maybe for extreme troubleshooting, but I’ve never run into a problem with either of the three services mentioned.

  2. Chamaka says:

    Link not working.

  3. reza says:

    i can’t get the link

  4. nout says:

    link (regarding iMessage) doesn’t work + “profiles” button doesn’t exist anymore

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