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Question: Q: what is AmpDevices Agent and why does it want to know my passwords ?

What is AmpDevices Agent and why does it want to know my passwords ?

Posted on Oct 9, 2019 5:23 PM

Very informative and thoughtful replies on this topic, thank you all very much. seems as though we’re all in the same kettle of soup.

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 6:26 PM

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tell FaceTime free for have ties or Markus

Oct 12, 2019 6:08 PM

I have that as well, I am denying it access. Funny how there is a deafening silence about this

Oct 12, 2019 6:07 PM

I was getting this too after the update of the update to Catalina. Annoying. I denied and ignored it but it kept coming back after a start up. It’s part of Catalina’s zealous security. Contacted support, had a long call from and advisor. She admitted Apple have not explained this very well when I told her that people are wary about handing over their Mac passwords to unknown dialogue boxes. She said to note the gold padlock in the dialogue box — this indicates that it’s to do with your Mac’s security. Although she didn’t explain what an «AMP Device» meant, it seems to occur if you have an external hard drive connected — mine is a Time Capsule. ‘Always Allow’ it once and it goes away.

Oct 17, 2019 3:26 AM

AMPDevicesAgent is a macOS component used for iOS device synchronization.

Apple could have been more forthcoming with its appearance but it’s normal.

Nov 27, 2019 6:15 PM

Thanks SteveJolliffe, well done. This was driving me bonkers. Good to know what it is (sorta – wish Apple explained it). Like you, I was wary about handing over Mac passwords to unknown dialogue boxes.

As a side note, «updating» to Catalina is easily the most troublesome mess I’ve dealt with since switching from OS 9 to OS X eons ago. None of my trusted legacy 32-bit design/art apps run anymore. Had Apple bothered to make this fact crystal clear, I would never have hit the download button. I lost two full days of billable time (with my blood pressure through the roof) and missed a client deadline. Grrrr.

Oct 17, 2019 10:23 AM

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I have that as well, I am denying it access. Funny how there is a deafening silence about this

Oct 12, 2019 6:07 PM

tell FaceTime free for have ties or Markus

Oct 12, 2019 6:08 PM

I was getting this too after the update of the update to Catalina. Annoying. I denied and ignored it but it kept coming back after a start up. It’s part of Catalina’s zealous security. Contacted support, had a long call from and advisor. She admitted Apple have not explained this very well when I told her that people are wary about handing over their Mac passwords to unknown dialogue boxes. She said to note the gold padlock in the dialogue box — this indicates that it’s to do with your Mac’s security. Although she didn’t explain what an «AMP Device» meant, it seems to occur if you have an external hard drive connected — mine is a Time Capsule. ‘Always Allow’ it once and it goes away.

Oct 17, 2019 3:26 AM

Thanks SteveJolliffe, well done. This was driving me bonkers. Good to know what it is (sorta – wish Apple explained it). Like you, I was wary about handing over Mac passwords to unknown dialogue boxes.

As a side note, «updating» to Catalina is easily the most troublesome mess I’ve dealt with since switching from OS 9 to OS X eons ago. None of my trusted legacy 32-bit design/art apps run anymore. Had Apple bothered to make this fact crystal clear, I would never have hit the download button. I lost two full days of billable time (with my blood pressure through the roof) and missed a client deadline. Grrrr.

Oct 17, 2019 10:23 AM

I don’t get the padlock its a caution sign that’s wanting me allow incoming connections .

Oct 19, 2019 6:47 PM

And now that anyone could read the unhelpful explanation from the Apple advisor that users should trust a gold lock image in any dialog that pops up and demands access to confidential information in my keychain, the trolls and hackers worldwide know what to do:

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Just copy and paste this gold lock into your ransomware. It will grant you access to all the users’ secrets like an ‘open Sesame’ because most users don’t start a search before hitting one of the buttons. Even the thoughtful users give up after they hit «Deny» several times and this box appears again and again.

Nov 3, 2019 3:54 AM

I would suggest «deny always» should be added to the list. From a strict security point of view, with all due appreciation to all on this thread — while this seems to be an Apple issue, Apple told somebody, who told it to me, but no one else on this list. Apple never explained it openly, and now that it’s known, it’s definitely hackable information. That does not strike me as an «allow» response. If Apple requires it, why is it not built into Catalina?

I also looked up «AmpDevices» in various search engines, and nothing shows up.

If it’s Apple’s request, Apple needs to tell me what it is, and why i should give it the keys to everything that I have?

Thank you all, I will keep monitoring, as I don’t know even how to turn this request off.

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AMPDevicesAgent? What Is It?

A lot of Mac users have stated that a popup message keeps asking them to enter their keychain passwords. The notification message says:

“AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information stored in iOS backup in your keychain. To allow this, enter the login keychain password”

As you can see, the message does not say if this is Apple or not and many users are asking if they should enter their passwords. It is asking for access to your keychain. And it looks suspicious. And it is not clear why the process needs the keychain access. So you may have many security concerns and so you may ask these questions below:

  • What is AMPDevicesAgent?
  • Why does it need your password?

The dialogue box has three options: Always Allow, Deny and Allow. If you deny this, it will keep asking.

AMPDevicesAgent

Here are the basic answers:

  • AMPDevicesAgent is not 3rd party software and it is not caused by a virus (or malware). Actually it is included with macOS Catalina. Apple introduced this with Catalina so it is new:
  • You can check this by going to Activity Monitor, it will show up as an Apple process.
  • This notification is normal, it is expected behavior and you may enter your password. This should not be a cause for concern. When you enter your password, an unknown third party will not have your sensitive info. if your mac is trusted, you may want to check Always Allow.
  • This new AMPDevicesAgent is apart of the Frameworks in your Library folder to allow Finder to synchronization and backup with iOS & iPadOS devices. Basically, AMPDevicesAgent is a new device manager. It is used for backing up, restoring and updating your devices.
  • This may appear:
    • When you sync your devices over Wi-Fi
    • When you connect your iPad or iPhone for the first time to your Mac with a USB cable.

If you do not know your keychain password, do not worry, the keychain password is your login password. You can always change this by going to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General. And then click the Change Password button.

If you are not satisfied, feel free to raise your concern about this by leaving feedback.

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Question: Q: what is AMPDevicesAgent

I keep getting a popup that says AMPDEevicesAgent wants to use confidential info stored in “iOS Backup” in keychain. What is this and should I allow it? Thank you

MacBook Pro, OS X 10.11

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 12:14 PM

Here are the basic answers:

  • AMPDevicesAgent is not 3rd party software and it is not caused by a virus (or malware). Actually it is included with macOS Catalina. Apple introduced this with Catalina so it is new:
  • You can check this by going to Activity Monitor, it will show up as an Apple process.
  • This notification is normal, it is expected behavior and you may enter your password. This should not be a cause for concern. When you enter your password, an unknown third party will not have your sensitive info. if your mac is trusted, you may want to check Always Allow.
  • This new AMPDevicesAgent is apart of the Frameworks in your Library folder to allow Finder to synchronization and backup with iOS & iPadOS devices. Basically, AMPDevicesAgent is a new device manager. It is used for backing up, restoring and updating your devices.
  • This may appear:
    • When you sync your devices over Wi-Fi
    • When you connect your iPad or iPhone for the first time to your Mac with a USB cable.
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If you do not know your keychain password, do not worry, the keychain password is your login password. You can always change this by going to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General. And then click the Change Password button.

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 12:36 PM

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Here are the basic answers:

  • AMPDevicesAgent is not 3rd party software and it is not caused by a virus (or malware). Actually it is included with macOS Catalina. Apple introduced this with Catalina so it is new:
  • You can check this by going to Activity Monitor, it will show up as an Apple process.
  • This notification is normal, it is expected behavior and you may enter your password. This should not be a cause for concern. When you enter your password, an unknown third party will not have your sensitive info. if your mac is trusted, you may want to check Always Allow.
  • This new AMPDevicesAgent is apart of the Frameworks in your Library folder to allow Finder to synchronization and backup with iOS & iPadOS devices. Basically, AMPDevicesAgent is a new device manager. It is used for backing up, restoring and updating your devices.
  • This may appear:
    • When you sync your devices over Wi-Fi
    • When you connect your iPad or iPhone for the first time to your Mac with a USB cable.

If you do not know your keychain password, do not worry, the keychain password is your login password. You can always change this by going to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General. And then click the Change Password button.

Oct 12, 2020 12:36 PM

Thank you so much.

Oct 12, 2020 5:23 PM

You’re welcome great news I could help. sorry about mistyping your name Jay! 🙂

Oct 12, 2020 5:28 PM

No worries 🙂 I greatly appreciate the info. Have a great day.

Oct 12, 2020 5:29 PM

Question: Q: what is AMPDevicesAgent More Less

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AMPDevicesAgent explained

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AMPDevicesAgent helps with synchronisation of iOS devices, but can also be the cause of many errors and high CPU usage. What is AMPDevicesAgent and why do you need it?

AMPDevicesAgent helps with synchronisation of iOS devices, but can also be the cause of many errors and high CPU usage. What is AMPDevicesAgent and why do you need it?

What is AMPDevicesAgent?

AMPDevicesAgent in Catalina is a new background daemon in macOS Catalina responsible for synchronisation of iOS devices using Finder. This functionality was split from iTunes in Catalina, and such helper code has been split into different daemons, such as this one. AMPDevicesAgent is located at:

This agent is not malware but is part of macOS and written by Apple. It works alongside AMPDeviceDiscoveryAgent which performs the discovery of connected devices over Wi-Fi when the relevant option is enabled in the device’s settings in Finder.

AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information

AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information stored in “iOS backup” in your keychain. To allow this, enter the login keychain password.

This message is displayed when AMP devices agent in macOS Catalina needs to perform a local backup of your iPhone or iPad. You can grant this permission by entering your keychain password, which by default is the password you use to log into your Mac.

iOS Backup is the password to an encrypted backup of your iPhone iOS device or iPad iPadOS device. To fix the issue and stop the prompt from being displayed, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Keychain Access.app. Find this in /Applications/Utilities (or Spotlight search with cmd-space).
  2. Search for ‘iOS Backup’. You’ll find one or more application passwords in the login keychain.
  3. Double-click on the first password row in the results. An attributes page opens for the password.
  4. Switch to the Access Control tab at the top of the dialog.
  5. Under ‘Always allow access by these applications’, check the box below those words. If ‘AMPDevicesAgent’ is already listed in the box, go to step 9. If not, continue with step 6.
  6. Click the plus (+) button at the bottom-left corner of the window.
  7. Press shift-cmd-g and paste the path:
    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AMPDevices.framework/Versions/A/Support/AMPDevicesAgent
  8. Click the blue Add button at the bottom-right of the window. This adds AMPDevicesAgent to the list of applications allowed to access the iOS backup keychain item.
  9. Close the window. Repeat with any other iOS backup items in the list.
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AMPDevicesAgent CPU

AMPDevicesAgent high CPU up to 100% of total or 200% in Activity Monitor can be caused by an iOS sync in progress. This might not be immediately apparent, since synchronisation with an iPhone can happen in the background, wirelessly. This is perfectly normal and AMPDevicesAgent CPU will decrease after the sync or backup has concluded.

You can either disable automatic synchronisation always or just disable wireless background sync. See the next section for detailed instructions.

Remove iPhone from Finder sidebar

Choose the device in the sidebar and untick ‘Show this iPhone when on Wi-Fi’.

This will hide the device in the sidebar when not connected to your computer over USB: when the device is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Mac. This won’t hide the iPhone in all cases.

All connected iOS devices will be shown in Finder sidebar when connected via a USB to Lightning cable. If your device is connected with USB, you’ll need to disconnect it to remove it from the sidebar. Alternatively, you can remove all iOS devices from Finder sidebar by going to Finder Preferences (cmd-,) and deselecting ‘CDs, DVDs and iOS Devices’ from the Sidebar tab.

Stop Finder automatically opening

You can disable this by running the following command in Terminal.

This sets a user preference on the com.apple.AMPDevicesAgent.plist preference list to disable AMPDevicesAgent from automatically syncing iOS devices, which stops Finder automatically opening when connecting such a device. You need to log out and back in for the change to take effect.

To undo the change, delete the preference:

If you only need to disable AMPDevicesAgent temporarily, you can send the process the STOP signal instead:

What does the defaults write command do?

The command given at the top of this post uses the defaults command line tool to set ( write ) a value to a preference list. Preferences are stored in

/Library/Preferences . This preference is then read when AMPDevicesAgent is loaded by macOS and changes its behaviour.

Disable iPhone syncing in Finder

You can disable all iPhone management in Finder by setting the ignore-devices preference. This will remove the ability to configure iOS devices in Finder, requiring the use of third-party tools. This is not recommended unless you are familiar with such tools or do not use a computer to manage your device.

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George, thank you so much for your post!

After upgrading to Catalina, and connecting my iPhone, I was presented with an automatic sync that stuck at ‘Syncing (Step 4 of 4) – Waiting for changes to be applied’. This didn’t complete, even after a few hours. Nothing I tried would let it get past this, and there’s no UI option to terminate it. (So that I could uncheck ‘Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected’).

The step ‘Stop Finder automatically opening’ above did the trick. I can now connect my phone, turn off this option, back up, and I’m back in control. I was thinking I’d have to switch to iCloud backup, which I really don’t want to do – I want to be in control of my backups.

Thank you for a very comprehensive article!

George, I avoid iCloud and want to set up my Mac to automatically perform encrypted iPhone backups when the phone is connected via cable (or even better, whenever it’s seen on WiFi).

It seems that “sync” and “backup” are two different things, because the “Sync” button, as well as the “Automatically sync when this phone is connected” option, do not bump the “Last backup to this Mac” timestamp—aka, they don’t trigger backups. I need to manually press the “Back Up Now” button for the timestamp to update.

Is there some way to trigger the Backup via Automator (“Watch me do” failed), or even better via a shell command that I can periodically run via Cron?

This is about Big Sur. Thank you!

Sounds like you want /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/Versions/Current/AppleMobileDeviceHelper.app/Contents/Resources/AppleMobileBackup . Pass it -h for usage information. I can write a full blog post about this if that would be helpful? I can’t find any documentation on that command actually!

I went through the steps of adding AMPDeviceAgent to the list of allowable applications but after I hit save changes, I get beach-balled for a long time…is this normal? Do I just have to wait it out?

The problem is that all Apple passwords I know of are not working for the password prompt. What should I do?

defaults delete -g ignore-devices -bool false

This command is not working for me. Command syntax is incorrect

Thanks, I’ve updated the post to fix the typo with that command.

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