42,120,177 programs installed

Should I remove Apple Mobile Device Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13
United States Rank #10
Reach 33.3606%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.18 days
477.43 days >
Average installed length: 250.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.1.2.6 4.76%
7.1.1.3 19.69%
7.1.0.32 6.08%
7.0.0.117 21.94%
6.1.0.13 28.93%
6.0.1.3 6.74%
6.0.0.59 3.14%
5.2.0.6 1.89%
5.1.1.4 1.53%
4.0.0.97 1.47%
4.0.0.96 0.39%
4.0.0.87 0.00%
4.0.0.59 0.00%
4.0.0.53 0.00%
4.0.0.41 0.00%
3.4.1.2 0.91%
3.4.0.25 0.59%
3.3.1.3 0.17%
3.3.0.69 0.40%
3.2.0.47 0.27%
3.1.0.62 0.22%
3.0.1.3 0.12%
3.0.0.102 0.05%
2.6.0.32 0.33%
2.5.2.2 0.03%
2.5.1.3 0.03%
2.5.0.31 0.01%
2.4.1.7 0.03%
2.4.0.27 0.02%
2.1.2.7 0.09%
2.1.1.13 0.03%
2.1.0.25 0.02%
2.0.1.5 0.02%
2.0.0.33 0.01%
2.0.0.32 0.00%
1.1.4.7 0.05%
1.1.3.26 0.01%
1.1.2.23 0.02%
1.1.1.1 0.01%
1.0.3.1 0.00%
1.0.2.12 0.00%
1.0.1.2 0.00%
1.0.0.86 0.00%

Typically installed together

Apple Mobile Device Support

What is Apple Mobile Device Support?

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 under Devices in iTunes after you connect it to your Windows PC. Apple Mobile Device Service runs as a Windows service (Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS)) regardless if the user is running a connected Apple application. If you ever need to reinstall or update thsi software, simply download and install the latest version of iTunes.

About  (from Apple)

In rare circumstances, an iOS device may not be recognized in iTunes on Windows. If you reinstall iTunes, your device may be recognized.

Overview

The most used version is 6.1.0.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is AppleMobileDeviceService.exe. The software installer includes 75 files and is usually about 24.14 MB (25,314,371 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7446FE8D-C1F9-4D42-AAAE-5DBCE58605A6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Apple Mobile Device Support

Program executable:AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Name:Apple Mobile Device Service
YSLoader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
MD5:7e94e567c1aa5abe6174032b3dab6c23
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...
Additional files:
  • AppleMobileDeviceService.exe - Apple Mobile Device Service
  • AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll
  • OutlookChangeNotifierAddIn.dll - OutlookChangeNotifier
  • libcurl.dll - libcurl ver: 7.16.2 (Open Source libcurl ver: 7.16.2)
  • iTunesMobileDevice.dll - iTunesMobileDevice
  • MobileDevice.dll
  • AirTrafficHost.dll - AirTrafficHost
  • ATH.dll
  • ATH_main.dll
  • AOSUtils.dll - MobileMe (AOSUtils)
  • AppleSyncNotifier.exe - AppleSyncNotifier
  • AppleSyncPref.exe - MobileMe Preferences
  • MapiHelper.dll - MapiHelper
  • AppleMobileBackup.exe - YSLoader.exe
  • AppleMobileBackup_main.dll - MobileBackup_Main
  • AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
  • AppleMobileDeviceHelper_main.dll - MobileDeviceHelper_Main
  • AppleMobileSync.exe
  • AppleMobileSync_main.dll - MobileSync_Main
  • AppleSyncMapiInterface.dll - SyncMapiInterface
  • AppleSyncMapiInterfaceHelper_x64.exe - SyncMapiInterfaceHelper
  • ATH.exe
  • com.apple.DotMacSync.client.exe - DotMac Sync Client
  • com.apple.DotMacSync.client_main.dll - DotMac Sync Client_Main
  • com.apple.IE.client.exe
  • com.apple.IE.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.Outlook.client.exe
  • com.apple.Outlook.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.Safari.client.exe
  • com.apple.Safari.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.WindowsContacts.client.exe
  • com.apple.WindowsContacts.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.WindowsMail.client.exe
  • com.apple.WindowsMail.client_main.dll
  • com.google.ContactSync.client.exe - Google Contact Sync Client
  • com.google.ContactSync.client_main.dll - Google Contact Sync Client_Main
  • com.yahoo.go.sync.client.exe - Yahoo Go Sync Client
  • com.yahoo.go.sync.client_main.dll - Yahoo Go Sync Client_Main
  • DeviceLink.dll - DeviceLink
  • DotMacSyncManager.dll - DotMacSyncManager
  • iSyncConduit.dll - ISyncConduit
  • MDCrashReportTool.exe
  • MDCrashReportTool_main.dll - MDCrashReportTool_Main
  • Mingler.exe
  • Mingler_main.dll
  • SyncDiagnostics.exe
  • SyncDiagnostics_main.dll
  • syncli.exe
  • syncli_main.dll
  • SyncPlanObserver.exe
  • SyncPlanObserver_main.dll
  • SyncServer.exe
  • OutlookSyncClient.exe - OutlookSyncClient
  • AppleISSupport.dll - ISSuppotr Dynamic Link Library (ISSupport Dynamic Link Library)
  • AOSKit.dll - AOSKit Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • AppleMobileDeviceService.exe runs as a service named 'Apple Mobile Device' (Apple Mobile Device) "Provides the interface to Apple mobile devices.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AppleSyncNotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '(default)' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe.
14 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe'.
  • SyncServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe'.
  • com.apple.Outlook.client.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\com.apple.Outlook.client.exe'.
  • syncli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\syncli.exe'.
  • Mingler.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Mingler.exe'.
  • com.google.ContactSync.client.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\com.google.ContactSync.client.exe'.
  • Plus 8 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Memory:1.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000429869%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001731%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002568%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:105 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
AppleSyncNotifier.exe
Memory:4.26 MB
Total CPU:0.0000163136%
Kernel CPU:0.00000975%
User CPU:0.00000657%
AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
Memory:3.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0102409225%
Kernel CPU:0.00240419%
User CPU:0.00783673%
CPU cycles/sec:13,634
I/O reads/min:83 Bytes
I/O writes/min:14 Bytes

How do I remove Apple Mobile Device Support?

Quickly and completely remove Apple Mobile Device Support from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Apple Mobile Device Support from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Apple Mobile Device Support, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Apple Mobile Device Support.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.42%
Windows 8 20.19%
Windows Vista 8.14%
Windows XP 6.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.03%
Windows 7 Professional 10.79%
Windows 8.1 6.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.13%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Canada 4.00%
  Germany 3.46%
  France 3.01%
  Australia 2.57%
  Italy 2.28%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Japan 1.39%
  Israel 1.26%
  Belgium 1.14%
  Taiwan 1.00%
  Spain 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.46%
Dell 24.52%
Acer 14.82%
ASUS 9.38%
Toshiba 8.79%
GIGABYTE 5.01%
Samsung 3.82%
Lenovo 2.88%
Intel 1.48%
American Megatrends 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.16%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.83%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.96%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.79%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.31%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com

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