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What is AmpDevicesAgent?

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Many Mac users have reported encountering a recurring pop-up message that prompts them to input their keychain passwords. The notification ‘AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information stored in iOS backup in your keychain. To allow this, enter the login keychain password’ has raised concerns among users.

In this article, we have discussed what is AmpDevicesAgent and its purpose and how to stop the notification on your Mac.

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AmpDevicesAgent

According to Apple AmpDevicesAgent was included in macOS Catalina, and therefore it is not considered third-party software or the result of a virus or malware. The AmpDevicesAgent is a part of the Frameworks located in your Library folder which allows the Finder to backup and synchronise with iOS and iPadOS devices.


About the AmpDevicesAgent notification

The notification ‘AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information stored in iOS backup in your keychain. To allow this, enter the login keychain password’ which may appear when you are syncing your device over a WiFi connection or when you are trying to connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a USB cable for the first time.

According to Apple, this notification is completely normal and you can safely enter your password without any worries. This is an expected behaviour, and there is no need for concern. By entering your password, you are not exposing your sensitive information to any unknown third party.


How to stop the notification?

If you deny the permission then the notification will keep popping up again and again, so the simple way to stop the notification from popping up is to click on Always Allow because it is safe and necessary to proceed with the action as it is essential for your Mac to effectively manage, backup, and restore your iPhone or iPad.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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