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What is AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?

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What is it?

This is the service portion of the Apple MobileDeviceHelper iTunes sync. AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe is installed along with the latest version of Apple iTunes and is used to sync your iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod or iPad with iTunes when you connect your device to your computer.

What if I disable AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?

If you disable this process then when you connect your iOS device to your computer iTunes will not automatically sync to your mobile device without having to open iTunes manualliy. iOS devices require Apple Mobile Device Support, which should be automatically installed with iTunes. You can disable that setting within the iTunes settings, or you can disable iTunesHelper itself.
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How does applemobiledeviceservice.exe run?

Service - AppleMobileDeviceService.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Apple Mobile Device' (Apple Mobile Device). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Apple Mobile Device runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


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About 0.2% of all Boost users have the applemobiledeviceservice.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of applemobiledeviceservice.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU927.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.81 MB RAM22.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice.exe

Are there other versions of AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by this process.

What programs install AppleMobileDeviceService.exe?

Apple Mobile Device Support by Apple Inc. - Apple Mobile Device Support is required and used for the synchronisation between an Apple mobile iOS devices (iPod, iPhone or iPad) and a PC through iTunes. If uninstalled, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may not appear
Program URL: www.apple.com
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 24.14 MB
Systemsteuerung "MobileMe" by Apple Inc. - MobileMe (replaced by iCloud) was a subscription-based collection of online services. MobileMe allowed users to track the location of their iOS devices via the web portal at me.com. MobileMe had two different plans. The
Program URL: www.apple.com/de
Program help URL: www.apple.com/de/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 19.56 MB
MobileMe Control Panel by Apple Inc. - Users who wished to sync their MobileMe data with a PC had to download and install Apple's MobileMe Control Panel. To install, the user first had to download and install the latest version of iTunes, and then install
Program URL: www.apple.com
Program help URL: www.apple.com/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 28.97 MB
Configuratiescherm MobileMe by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/nl
Program help URL: www.apple.com/nl/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 28.92 MB
Panel de control de MobileMe by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/es/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/es/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 29.12 MB
Pannello di controllo di MobileMe by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com/it/
Program help URL: www.apple.com/it/support/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Size: 28.66 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Publisher: Apple Inc. (verified)
Description: MobileDeviceService
Version: 17.327.4.24
Product version:
Size: 42.32 KB
Original file name: AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Apple Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001828021%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000900863%
User CPU: 0.00009271576318%
Privileged CPU time: 8115353.16 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8,365 ms
CPU cycle count: 719,743,972
CPU cycle count /min: 65,941,085
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 97.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 126.3 MB
Paged memory: 4.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.7 MB
Paged system memory: 163.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.89 KB
Working set memory: 10.49 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.81 MB
Min working set memory: 9.88 MB
Private memory: 4.81 MB
Page faults: 26,636
Page faults /min: 14
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 124
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 666.97 KB
Read transfer /min: 399 Bytes
Total write operations: 43
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.36 KB
Write transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Total other operations: 7,182
Other operations /min: 5
Total other transfer: 333.9 KB
Other Transfer /min: 199 Bytes
Handle count average: 202
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe"

Service details

Name: Apple Mobile Device
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides the interface to Apple mobile devices.”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 62971
TCP: localhost on port 49863
UDP: LISTENING on port 59670
TCP: localhost on port 27015
UDP: LISTENING on port 52118
TCP: localhost on port 27015
UDP: LISTENING on port 50677
TCP: localhost on port 49157

Image hashes

MD5: 221564cc7be37611fe15eacf443e1bf6
SHA-1: 8ddd7615c78f4ab335766ed2e216e7e0d87d1b1c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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