Learn What is AMPDeviceAgent on MacOS?

Have you ever wondered to see a popup on your Mac device which reads, AMPDeviceAgents wants to use your confidential information stored in iOS backup in your keychain, To allow this, enter the login keychain password”.

As a MacBook or iMac user you must be familiar with the concept of AMPDeviceAgent. If you aren’t, this article will help you to understand what exactly AMPDeviceAgent is and why it suddenly pops up on your device’s screen? Not only that the article will also address on another important question that when asked for the keychain password, whether you will be entering the password or not?

So with no further delay, let’s get straight to the topic.

What is AMPDeviceAgent?

While carrying out some computing task or doing some important task on your Mac device, you might have noticed AMPDeviceAgent appearing on your screen. It is said to be a background process in Mac OS Catalina accountable for the synchronization of your iPhone and iPad devices using Finder.

AMPDeviceAgent is a task that runs in the background without the device user being aware of it. For those who confuse it with some malware or so, it is not a kind of bug or a pop-up coming from anonymous third-party application spying into your confidential information and saving it within your keychain password, rather it is an authenticated background process from Apple.

You can verify and confirm the same by observing activity monitor. In general, the can find the background process at following location:


Why Does AMPDeviceAgent Ask For Your Password?

AMPDeviceAgnet wants you to perform a local backup of your iPhone and iPad, connected via a wireless network. It does ask for your credentials in the form of a message popping up on OS Catalina, which says,

“AMPDeviceAgnet wants to use your confidential information which is stored in iOS backup in your keychain. Enter your login keychain password.

The sole purpose of seeking such permission is to take the particular iOS backup in process as it is encrypted and granting the permission enable you to sync your iPhone and iPad with your computer.

You can simply allow the access by putting in your keychain password (it is nothing but the login password which you use to open your computer).

How To Find Your Mac Keychain Password?

In case you don’t remember the keychain password for your MacBook or iMac you can follow the instructions mentioned below to explore the Mac keychain password. 

  • Head to the finder, and then go to the utility section.
  • Now go to keychain access.
  • Under the keychain access menu make appropriate selection.

How to Disable AMPDeviceAgent?

No surprise your AMPDeviceAgent often occupy much of your CPU power while it sync your laptop with your iPhone and iPad. And there is nothing you can do much about this since it is a routine happening and it will automatically lessen CPU consumption after successfully synchronizing your devices with your computer.

However you can disable the default synchronization by performing the process given below.

Disabling AMPDeviceAgent:

A few alterations in settings can help you disable this automatic synchronization process so that it will free your CPU consumption. Here’s how to do this:

In first place open Finder and remove your iPhone and iPad from there.

Alternatively, you can also get the job done by simply using disable iPhone sync option in Finder.

Note: As customary synchronization is essential from security point of view, it will also ensure to keep your personal data safe. Thus we won’t suggest you to disable this setting on your device.

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