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VersionsAdditional versions

17.327.4.24 8.49%
17.327.4.11 0.47%
17.323.0.9 12.58%
17.96.2.2 31.45%
17.96.0.8 36.32%
17.89.0.42 5.03%
17.89.0.12 2.67%
17.88.0.8 1.89%
17.88.0.7 0.79%
17.64.0.7 0.16%
17.64.0.5 0.16%

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AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll

Apple Mobile Device Service by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll
Version:   17.88.0.8
MD5:   1224bc6de919f8cd8c1c945280e63852
SHA1:   3c9283673bb459b07368a695f23eb4ce5b59f457
SHA256:   5a15e71cd3308f14c339749258c54aa6a0c956035389ac20ab4c577236e8142c

What is AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll?

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.

Overview

applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Apple Mobile Device Support published by Apple Inc., Apple Mobile Device Support from Apple Inc. and Apple Mobile Device Support by Apple Inc.. The file is digitally signed by Apple Inc. which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Apple Mobile Device Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\apple\mobile device support\applemobiledeviceservice_main.dll
File version:17.88.0.8
Product version:3.3.0.0
Size:217.85 KB (223,080 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
8% remove
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...
Apple Inc.
24% remove
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 MobileMe Control Panel. After installation, the user signed into the control panel using their username and password, and could control sync settings for contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and iDisk settings such as public fol...
Apple Inc.
9% remove
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 Individual plan included 20 GB of email and file storage and 200 GB of monthly data transfer. MobileMe maintained a synchronized address book and calendar feature using Push functions. When a user made a change to a con...

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.00%
Windows 8.1 10.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.00%
Windows 8 5.50%
Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.26% of Apple Mobile Device Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.79%
Hewlett-Packard 16.91%
Toshiba 14.71%
ASUS 11.03%
Lenovo 8.82%
Acer 8.46%
Sony 8.09%
GIGABYTE 2.94%
Intel 2.21%
Alienware 1.10%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Compaq 0.74%
NEC 0.74%
Sahara 0.37%
Samsung 0.37%
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